Event Descriptions

 

The Brandon's Goal Foundation hosts a series of events every year. This page includes details on some past and future events.

 

Let us host an event with you, or set up a booth at your event, or invite our CEO & Founder Kris Forth as a guest speaker to your event. Her message of "The Best You" is amazing, inspirational and highly motivating.  Contact us for more information.

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Giving Campaign - Annual Period of March 14 - March 31 

What it is: The Annual Brandon's Goal Foundation Giving Campaign.

 

Purpose: To raise awarenss and funds for BGF, so that we can help fund to research centers and patient/family services specific to childhood cancer. This year's funds will also be used towards our effort to TRIPLE our membership this year, and ensure a platform for future growth.

 

When & how it started: The first Giving Campaign was held in 2011. It was started by our CEO & Founder Kris Forth to help get the Foundation launched.

 

The dates: March 14 - 31. The date range is significant in that March 14th is Brandon's birthday. 


How you can help: 1) Join BGF; 2) Share it with everyone you know, and 3) Give what you can, in the form of a donation, purchase from the BGF store, or potential auction gift. 


 

Our Goal: This year our monetary goal is "as much as possible" but our membership growth goal is to double our numbers during this period.

 

Sponsors: Skyhawks Sports Academy, W.O.W Distributing, Depot Graphics

 

Thank you in advance for participating in the annual Giving Campaign!

Questions? Contact us.


Kids Kickin' 4 Cancer Soccer Clinic - Annual Event held in spring

What it is: A soccer clinic for kids ages 4 - 16, taught by college players and coaches that are passionate about the Brandon's Goal Foundation's efforts.

 

Purpose: To raise awareness and funds for BGF and help kids learn about BGF and what they can do to help.

 

When & how it started: Brandon asked his mom, who worked for Skyhawks Sports Academy at the time, to organize a fundraiser that could be kid & soccer-oriented. The first "Kids Kickin' 4 Cancer" Soccer Clinic was created, and has been run 7 times

 

This year's dates: TBD

 

How you can help: 1) When the next event is announced, register your kids! If you don't have kids, pass the info along; 2) Tell your friends about it and other events using the "Share this page" feature at the top of the page; 3) Print and distribute a flyer to put in your workplace, schools and community centers (the flyer will be posted 1 month prior to the event); 4) Volunteer to help with the event.

 

Our Goal: Our goal is to have FUN, raise funds (through the registration fee) and honor the memory of Brandon!

 

Sponsors: Skyhawks Sports Academy; University of Washington Women's Soccer Team and Coach Lesle Gallimore; Seattle Pacific University Men's and Women's Soccer Teams and Coaches Chuck Sekyra and Mark Collings; Interbay Athletic Field

 

Thank you for your interest in the Kids Kicking 4 Cancer event!

Questions? Contact us.


The Golf Extravaganza - Annual Event held in summer
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What it is: A golf tournament, including a silent auction, raffle and barbecue dinner with awards.

 

Purpose: To raise awareness and funds for BGF, so that we can fund research and services specific to childhood cancer.

 

When & how it started: The tournament is now in its 13th year. Proceeds go to Dr. Jim Olson's Childhood Cancer Research Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

 

This year's dates: The tournament is on Friday, July 20th, 2012. Reservations will be accepted from May - July.

 

How you can help: 1) Register to attend - even if you don't golf, you can attend the dinner and also purchase Raffle Tickets; 2) Tell your friends about it using the "Share this page" feature at the top of the event page; 3) Print out this flyer (PDF) and put in your workplace or community center; 4) Volunteer to help with the event.

 

Our Goal: Last year, we raised $20,000 for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. This year, our goal is to double the funds!

 

Sponsors: W.O.W Distributing, Harbour Pointe Golf Course, and Your Organization! Learn more about becoming a sponsor!

 

Thank you in advance for participating in the 2012 Golf Extravaganza!

Questions? Contact team@brandonsgoal.com


Childhood Cancer Awarness Month - Annual Period every September

What it is: The official month of Childhood Cancer Awareness, which we use as another Giving period.

Purpose: To raise awareness and funds for BGF, so that we can help fund to research centers and patient/family services specific to childhood cancer.

When & how it started: Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is a US-government proclomation. We want to be very active in raising awareness and attention to this important month. 

Dates: September 1 - 30th. In August, we will be offering new designs for sale in our store and asking everyone to buy gear to help promote the month ahead.

 

How you can help: 1) Join BGF; 2) Share it with everyone you know, and 3) Give what you can, in the form of a donation, purchase from the BGF store, or potential auction gift. 

 

Our Goal: This year our monetary goal is "as much as possible" and to add at least 500 more BGF members.

 

Sponsors: n/a

 

Thank you in advance for participating in the Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

Questions? Contact us.

Brandon's Goal Foundation Dinner & Auction - Past Event

What it is: A dinner and silent auction fundraiser to celebrate the progress of the Brandon's Goal Foundation and to celebrate the memory of Brandon. Tickets are usually around $125, and the auction features really unique, fantastic opportunites such as overseas trips and original, one-of-a-kind art.

 

Purpose: To raise awareness and funds for BGF, so that we can help fund to research centers and patient/family services specific to childhood cancer.

 

When & how it started: The first dinner & auction was held in nnnn and helped raise nnnnn. It was started to become the foundation's annual premier fundraising event, for people to dress up and have fun - something Brandon loved to do as well!   

 

Our Goal: In 2011, we had 100 attendees and we raised about $30,000!  We were able to support Dr. Jim Olson’s Lab and the local pediatric hospice program. This year our goal is to have nn attendees.

 

Sponsors: sip Restaurant in Seattle.

 

Thank you in advance for participating in the past Brandon's Goal Foundation Dinner & Auction!

Questions? Contact us.


Toy Drive - Annual Event every December

What it is: A toy drive - by kids for kids - who will be at Seattle Children's Hospital during the holidays, with enough toys provided for the hospital to give to kids during the rest of the year as well.

Purpose: Not only does getting a toy make a child in the hospital smile, but it also helps their parents. Even with medical insurance, a child in the hospital for any length of time can be an emotionally and financially draining experience.


When & how it started: Brandon started the toy drive in 2009 by asking his parents and his school (Shelton View Elementary in Bothell, Washington) to help him get toys to kids in the hospital during Christmas. In 2010 and 2011, even though Brandon had passed away, the school and BGF continued the event, bringing in over 400 toys in 2011.

This year's dates: TBD

  

How you can help: 1) Look for great sales and start buying toys now! Due to hospital standards, we can deliver new / unopened / unused toys only.  2) Tell your friends and local school staff about it using the "Share this page" feature at the top of the page; 3) Volunteer to help with the event.


Our Goal: Last year, Brandon's friends and former school Shelton View Elementary provided 400 toys! Our other goal this year is to provide Children's Hospital Seattle with 400 toys, and also expand to other locations.

 

Sponsors: Shelton View Elementary school, Children's Hospital Seattle.

 

Thank you in advance for participating in the Toy Drive!

Questions? Contact us.


Schools for the Brandon's Goal Foundation (Schools for BGF) - Anytime!

What it is: A fundraising opportunity for every school that wants to help their kids learn about compassion and charity for others. Our Founder & CEO Kris Forth helps your school set up an assembly to help educate students on Brandon's story, plus a feature of a child currently going through cancer treatments, the importance of this cause, and the option to participate in a fund-raiser. Prior to the event, teachers and parents are given age-appropriate materials on how to talk to kids about childhood cancer, and how to empower their kids to help others in need. 

 

Purpose: To help kids understand the importance of helping others in need, and to empower them with ways to help. Kids are invited to help raise funds and given the tools they need to do so. Fund raised for BGF help with research and patient/family services specific to childhood cancer.

 

When & how it started: Kris began working with various schools in 2010, and each year reaching out to more schools. The response has been tremendous, with some schools raising over $2,400!

This year's dates: Districts and/or schools are asked to coordinate dates and times directly with the BGF team.

 

How you can help: 1) Join BGF;  2) Tell your local district and/or school school staff about this great opportunity by emailing them and/or using the "Share this page" feature at the top of the page; 3) Volunteer to help with an event for your local districts/schools.


Our Goal: Our goal for "Schools for BGF" is to double the number of schools that participate!

 

Sponsors: Shelton View Elementary school in Bothell, Washington.

 

Thank you in advance for participating in Schools for BGF!

Questions? Contact us.