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.