Brandon with a beloved buddy

The Brandon’s Buddies Foundation is dedicated to lovingly supporting children battling cancer through the gift of a stuffed animal buddy and by providing financial assistance to their families.

This non-profit charity began as a way to honor the life of a very special young man, Brandon Koontz. At the tender age of 5, Brandon was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer. Brandon bravely fought this disease for 5 years before his passing on October 3, 2009. Throughout his battle, Brandon touched the lives of many.

Brandon’s bravery, hope, and strength have inspired us to reach out to the children and families who are dealing with and living with this disease. So, for Brandon and for the children fighting everyday, his “buddies,” we dedicate our work to you.

Our Goals

Bring Happiness to Children Fighting Cancer

Distribute “Brandon’s Buddies” stuffed animals to pediatric oncology patients at local hospitals.

Ease the Financial Burdens of Families

Provide Gas Cards, Meal Tickets and Phone Cards

Assist with Medical and Non-Medical Expenses (such as hotel stays, utility payments and other household expenses)

Ensure a Simple Application Process for Funds Distribution

How can I help? Help us reach our goals by making a donation or gifting a stuffed animal to a child!

Gift a stuffed animal buddy to a child.

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