South Brunswick's Hugs for Brady Foundation will be holding a special event on Saturday, as a blood drive, toy drive, and food drive will be ongoing throughout the day at Confectionately Yours on Route 27.
Hugs for Brady began in honor , who died in July 2010 at the age of 23 months after a difficult battle with pediatric leukemia.
Brady's parents Mike and Sherrie Wells started the Hugs for Brady Foundation with the goal of helping the Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children's Hospital (BMSCH) fight the ongoing battle against pediatric cancer.
This Saturday, the Wells will continue their mission to support local kids with cancer, as the Central Jersey Blood Center is consistently facing a shortage of blood needed for transfusions.
If people schedule their appointment to donate blood ahead of time, Confectionately Yours will provide a free ice cream. Call Jessica today at (732) 740-1767 or sign up at www.cjbcblood.org
There will also be a toy drive to benefit kids with cancer at the Bristol Meyers Squibb Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick.
New and unwrapped toys, for boys and girls, are needed for the holidays. Toys should be easy to clean, electronics, arts and craft items, gift cards, etc.
A food drive will also be held to benefit the South Brunswick Food Pantry, which is as Thanksgiving approaches.
Every person donating blood, food, or toys will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes.
There will be a craft table for children to make cards for other kids fighting cancer. In addition, there will also be free gift wrapping offered.
The Hugs for Brady blood, food and toy drive will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at , located at 3391 Route 27 in the Franklin Town Center.
The South Brunswick Food Pantry is low or completely out of the following items:
- Peanut butter and Jelly
- Canned tomatoes
- Canned meats such as tuna, chili, canned chicken, beef stew
- Chef Boyardee products such as ravioli, spaghettio’s etc.
- Snack foods
- Cereal and Oatmeal
- Canned Pumpkin
- Green vegetables
- Canned corn
- Boxed potatoes
- Canned yams
- Frozen turkeys and hams
To donate or volunteer for the South Brunswick Food Pantry, call 732-329-4000 ext. 7674.