Bryan’s Dream Foundation will host its 12th “Night of Hope & Dreams” gala at the Forest Lodge in Warren on Friday, March 9. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. and features food, cocktails and many fantastic live and silent auction items, as well as dancing to the music of De Ja Vu Disc Jockeys, all to benefit the work of Bryan’s Dream Foundation.

This is a special year as the Foundation celebrates its 12th year of Bryan’s Dream Foundation and the work done in the memory of Bryan Opremcak, a 12-year old boy who lost his life to a brain tumor, after a courageous battle. A new video will be unveiled at the Gala, commemorating Bryan, and his dream that resulted in Bryan’s Dream Foundation.

Nancy Opremcak, President of Bryan’s Dream Foundation and Bryan’s mom, and a longtime resident of Basking Ridge said, “While we still miss Bryan every day of the past 12 years, we know Bryan would be so proud of the work we have done in his memory. It is because of the generosity of our volunteers, donors, and supporters, that we have been able to help so many children and to distribute more than $1.2 million to children with brain tumors and their families.”

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Bryan's Dream Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2006 in memory of Bryan Timothy Opremcak, who passed away from a brain tumor at the age of 12. The mission of the Foundation is to fulfill Bryan's dream by providing hope and support to children with brain tumors and their families and to ensure that no child's life is ended prematurely.

Over the last 12 years, the foundation has responded to more than 1,100 requests from families through our financial assistance program, more than half of whom earn less than $25,000, making the diagnosis of a child’s brain tumor, that much more devastating.

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