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” 

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

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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Cyber Shopping?


Are you a Cyber Shopper? Then please remember to use “Good Search” when searching for products and “Amazon Smile” to purchase your items. Brendan’s Fund will receive a small donation from your purchases. Thank you everyone for supporting our continued mission to help pediatric cancer patients in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.



THE 13TH ANNUAL TURKEY TROT will be held on Thanksgiving Morning at the Cape May Fitness Center, 600 Park Blvd, WEST CAPE MAY. Start your holiday with a 5K walk/trot/run for pediatric cancer patients and their families. Net proceeds will help support the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP.

To Sponsor or Pre-Register (Guaranteed a T-Shirt) click on the link below.

Check-In and Registration begins at 8AM the 5K begins at 9 AM.

TT Race Registration

25th Surf Memorial Documentary

Brendan Borek 2015 short video celebrating an amazing event with amazing people. Thank you all for your years of support! Looking forward to our next chapter uniting with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia through the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund to continue assisting families of Cape May and Atlantic counties.


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9th ANNUAL HIGH TIDES STRIPER TOURNAMENT sponsored by the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters Local 255. This year’s event will be held on Saturday November 7, 2015.

There will be two scales this year; the North scale will be located at Hoffman’s Marina, 602 Green Avenue, Brielle, NJ 08730 and the Southern scale will be located at Hinch Marina, 989 Ocean Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204.

Registration for anglers is $60.00 per angler. The captain’s meeting will be held at 7pm on Friday November 6, 2015. The North scale’s captain’s meeting will be held at Hoffman’s Marina. The captain’s meeting for the South scale will be held at the VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May, 08204. You must be registered with the New Jersey Saltwater Recreational Registry Program unless you are under the age of 16 or you solely fish on for hire (Party or Charter) vessels that are registered with the NJ Saltwater Recreational Registry Program. NO TICKET, NO ENTRANCE, NO WEIGH-IN, NO DINNER.

Everyone is invited to join their anglers at The Awards Dinner beginning at 5pm at the VFW Post 386, 419 Congress St., Cape May, NJ 08204. Tickets are $25 each.

Please mail all forms and checks to Andrew J. Bulakowski, High Tides Striper Tournament Coordinator, Carpenter’s Union Local 255, 3300 S. White Horse Pike, Mullica, NJ 08037

9th Annual High Tides Registration & Sponsors Form

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