TRENTON, NJ - The Hugs for Brady Foundation was honored last week with a ceremonial resolution sponsored by local resident and Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen (D), Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R) and Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D).
"Hugs for Brady helps out children with cancer, and children with cancer get a small fraction of research and development funds," Danielsen said. More advancements in research and development have been made in the last ten years than any other time in history, and this progress cannot continue without donations. Our hope rests in donations made to organizations like Hugs for Brady."
Co-Founder and mother of the foundation's namesake, Sherrie Wells was presented with the ceremonial resolution alongside her family and the foundation's board members.
“Brady passed away in my arms at just 23 months old from this hideous disease. The first year of his life he was happy, smart, beautiful and healthy,” Wells said. “Cancer just suddenly appears and even after a very tough battle, it takes children’s lives. We need to do more to save our children, we need to fund research, and we need to find a cure.”
Founded in 2009 by Sherrie and Michael Wells to help children diagnosed with cancer, after their son Brady was diagnosed with non-differentiated acute leukemia, the Hugs for Brady Foundation has made tremendous contributions to children’s cancer research and provided both emotional and financial support for families.
Childhood cancer affects more than 2,000 children in New Jersey alone, and the number nationwide exceeds 250,000 children. Foundations like Hugs for Brady play a significant role in curing childhood cancers, not just in New Jersey, but across the country.
Hugs for Brady is headquartered in South Brunswick Twp. For more information about the Hugs for Brady Foundation, click HERE.
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