Family Services

The “access to care” services are provided through the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “These services are distributed by the Social Workers in the Division of Oncology. These “access to care” services which include but are not limited to; travel, hotel, food and other services necessary during the child’s illness.”

Family Challenges

In most instances a parent finds it necessary either to terminate their work or reduce their hours in order to care for their ill child. Pediatric cancer treatment requires costly and time consuming trips to Philadelphia, often on a daily basis for months at a time. Income is reduced as expenses mount. Our challenge has been to find ways to offer meaningful resources that help alleviate the stresses they are undergoing. Brendan’s Fund now provides assistance with “access to care” for Cape May and Atlantic County children undergoing treatment at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. These “access to care” services which include but are not limited to; travel, hotel, food and other services are necessary during the child’s illness and treatment. The Child Life Specialists, an arm of the social services department, oversees the implementation of the program.

Our Response

The Brendan Borek High Tides Memorial Fund, Inc. (Brendan’s Fund) is a grassroots organization whose efforts are directed to providing compassionate assistance to Cape May and Atlantic County’s pediatric cancer patients. Since 1992, Brendan’s Fund has helped families through the crisis of their child’s illness.

As of the Fall of 2015 services are provided to the families of Cape May and Atlantic Counties by the Child Life Specialist Team at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), through the Brendan Borek Endowed Fund at CHOP.

As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. We are independently audited and our financial statements are available for review.

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