2016 Brendan's Fun Golf Outing

The Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

On October 9, 2015, Brendan's Fund donated $2o0,000.00 to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia creating the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP.  An additional $20,000.00 was placed in a reserve account at CHOP to facilitate assistance to the families of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Atlantic and Cape May County pediatric cancer patients seeking information should contact the Department of Patient and Family Services at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia placed a plaque in the oncology ward in recognition of our donation. Our thanks to Vanessa White, Associate Vice President - Individual and Principal Giving, Kevin Kane Director of Development, Megan Bowers, Social Work Supervisor, Caitlin Mulligan, Patient Resource Manager, Susan DiTaranto, Oncology Nurse Manager, Anne Reilly, Medical Director of Oncology, Jacqueline Smith Oncology Intake Clerk and the Oncology Staff.

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For corporate donations and matching gifts to The Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP please include the following note/comment “Please direct corporate donations to the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund /Contact: Vanessa White whitev@email.chop.edu” 

Donations may also be sent to Brendan's Fund, PO Box 41, Avalon, NJ 08202. We would like to thank those who have supported us over the past twenty five years. We hope you will continue your support as we move into the future with Brendan's Fund.    

On August 1st, 2015 the final Brendan Borek Surf Memorial took place.

Click here to view (and purchase) photos from The Beef N' Beer. Proceeds will benefit the fund!

Brendan's Fund will continue to fulfill its mission of supporting children with cancer. The encouragement we have received over the years from our loyal friends has been exceptional and deeply appreciated.

We are looking forward to sharing memories and connecting with old friends.

Follow our Facebook Page "The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund" and our Website for more details on upcoming events. Contact us at: 609-967-0100 or bren@brendansfund.org.

Brendan Borek loved life, and life it seemed, loved Brendan. An avid surfer, gifted artist, and an agile soccer player, his teenage years mirrored life at its fullest.

Diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma (cancer of the bone) at 16, he vied against death with courage and dignity until the disease claimed him in December 1991.

Because Brendan touched the
hearts of many, the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, Inc. (Brendan’s Fund) was established in 1992 by his family and friends. Visit the About Us section to find out more.


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Low Tide Beach Ride 2016

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Brendan’s Fund – Events for 2016

2016 Events for Website

Kindergarten Penny Drive

For many years the Avalon/Stone Harbor Kindergarten class has collected and saved their pennies for Brendan’s Fund. They presented Lydia Borek with a check for $103.66.

Lydia showed the children a picture of Brendan when he was a kindergarten student at the school and another when he was on the New Vision Surf Team. She told them of the importance of their gift and how this will help other children.

Kudos to Mrs. Dean for teaching the children the value of money and encouraging their giving to others.

Thank you Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Jones.


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Jim Miller’s St. Patty’s Day Fundraiser

Kevin Kane Development Director of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia accepting a check from Jim Miller. Funds were donated by members & friends of Lodge #1054. Their donation of $1000 has been added to the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP.
Every year Jim holds a St. Patty’s Day fund raiser in memory of his daughter Rosemarie Miller. Our thanks to Jim for honoring his daughter’s memory by remembering others.


2016 Golf Tournament Results

Results from the 11th Annual Golf Tournament for Brendan’s Fund.
1st Place with a score of 59:
Mike Coan, Brett Kawasari, John Mathis, Al Devlin
2nd Place with a score of 61:
Cliff Mosson, Frank Simko, John O’Neil, Kevin Trafford
Long Drive #7 – Men: Sam Marsh
Closest To The Pin – Men: Glen Phillips 4′-10″
Long Drive #8 – Women: Michelle Keith
Closest To the Pin #17 – Women: Megan Orlando 7′-6″
Most Honest Golfers:
Linda Benjamin, Dot Mitchell, Judy Maloney, Jill Waisbren
We would like to thank: The Stone Harbor Golf Club and Staff for once again hosting a fabulous event for Lisa Cincotta, her crew of volunteers and Brendan’s Fund.
Rain may have threatened in the early part of the day but everyone, including higher powers, were on board to make it a successful event.
We would especially like to thank all who Sponsored, Donated, Golfed or joined us for Dinner to support the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund. It was a wonderful day.



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