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T E D DY B E A R C A N C E R F O U N DAT I O N Community ANNUAL REPORT 2016 Our organization exists to allow each family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer to feel genuinely supported knowing they are not alone 2017 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ENCLOSED
T E D DY B E A R C A N C E R F O U N DAT I O N  Community  ANNUAL REPORT 2016 Our organization exists to allow each family...
Contents 01 Our Commitment to Our Community 02 Childhood Cancer Facts 04 07 Programs We Offer to Families 08 09 Eliana s Story 10 11 Facts Figures 12 14 Ways to Give Time Talent Treasure 15 Looking Back 16 Little Heroes Events 18 Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon 20 Moments In Time Event 21 Collaborative Partners 22 Bear Club Members 24 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Our Commitment to Our Community from Lindsey Leonard Executive Director THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER IS A BATTLE THAT NO CHILD SHOULD EVER HAVE TO ENDURE ALONE OUR MISSION Empower families living in Santa Barbara Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial educational and emotional support OUR VISION Be the lead agency to instill resilience in families experiencing pediatric cancer OUR VALUES Create a sustainable professional compassionate and supportive culture where everyone feels valued In 2017 Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation TBCF will reach a major milestone 15 years of caring for families who are facing childhood cancer Since our founding in 2002 by Nikki Katz TBCF has awarded 1 7 million in financial assistance to 1 808 people across Santa Barbara Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties when they come to us Thanks to the people who care so deeply we can support families from their child s initial diagnosis during treatment and into recovery The numbers are certainly impressive but what s most special about TBCF is our caring touch Staff volunteers and parents of children who have had cancer all play a part in nurturing families who are in a state of crisis TBCF is enthusiastic to continue ensuring that all families receive the care they deserve I am deeply grateful for your significant commitment of time talent resources and heart In honor of our 15th Anniversary please join us throughout the year and during our Gold Ribbon Campaign held in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September Our goal is to raise awareness and funds while expanding our network in support of the families we serve 1
Contents 01  Our Commitment to Our Community  02  Childhood Cancer Facts  04-07  Programs We Offer to Families  08-09  Eli...
Contents 01 Our Commitment to Our Community 02 Childhood Cancer Facts 04 07 Programs We Offer to Families 08 09 Eliana s Story 10 11 Facts Figures 12 14 Ways to Give Time Talent Treasure 15 Looking Back 16 Little Heroes Events 18 Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon 20 Moments In Time Event 21 Collaborative Partners 22 Bear Club Members 24 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Our Commitment to Our Community from Lindsey Leonard Executive Director THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER IS A BATTLE THAT NO CHILD SHOULD EVER HAVE TO ENDURE ALONE OUR MISSION Empower families living in Santa Barbara Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial educational and emotional support OUR VISION Be the lead agency to instill resilience in families experiencing pediatric cancer OUR VALUES Create a sustainable professional compassionate and supportive culture where everyone feels valued In 2017 Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation TBCF will reach a major milestone 15 years of caring for families who are facing childhood cancer Since our founding in 2002 by Nikki Katz TBCF has awarded 1 7 million in financial assistance to 1 808 people across Santa Barbara Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties when they come to us Thanks to the people who care so deeply we can support families from their child s initial diagnosis during treatment and into recovery The numbers are certainly impressive but what s most special about TBCF is our caring touch Staff volunteers and parents of children who have had cancer all play a part in nurturing families who are in a state of crisis TBCF is enthusiastic to continue ensuring that all families receive the care they deserve I am deeply grateful for your significant commitment of time talent resources and heart In honor of our 15th Anniversary please join us throughout the year and during our Gold Ribbon Campaign held in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September Our goal is to raise awareness and funds while expanding our network in support of the families we serve 1
Contents 01  Our Commitment to Our Community  02  Childhood Cancer Facts  04-07  Programs We Offer to Families  08-09  Eli...
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Donna Barranco Fisher Chair Nikki Greene Vice Chair Rich Schuette Treasurer Bibi Moezzi Secretary Carolyn Shepard Baham Jill Gribb Bell Adam Black Tyler Dobson David Edelman Melissa Franzen J Paul Gignac Adriana Mezic Kathryn Roberts Linda Vannier Maria Wilson EMERITUS BOARD James Bechtel Tina Fanucchi Frontado Wells Hughes Michelle Pickett Rachael Steidl HONORARY COUNCIL Gary Jennifer Caesar Tom Janice Caesar Morris Irma Jurkowitz Nikki Katz ADVISORY COUNCIL Earl Armstrong Martin Bell Dr Francisco Bracho Steve Cushman Dr Dan Greenfield Robyn Howard Anderson Susannah Rake Pat Snyder Lisa Solana AMBASSADORS Donna Barranco Fisher Co Chair Sheela Hunt Co Chair Carolyn Shepard Baham Margo Barbakow Lorena Cheverez Lucia Engel Nikki Greene Mer James Pati Kern Kathy McCarthy Kristi Marks Christina Rottman Jo Landis Shields Fiona Stone Carla Tomson Leslie Von Wiesenberger OPERATIONS TEAM Lindsey Leonard Executive Director Becca Solodon Program Director Shelby Thomas Special Events Director Kendall Klein Creative Director Gisselle Lopez Tello Family Resource Specialist Kirsten Stuart Development Associate Natalie Graves Bookkeeper Heather Stevenson Grant Writer 2 Did you know CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS Each year the parents of approximately 15 700 kids will hear the words your child has cancer Across all ages ethnic groups and socio economics this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children 43 CHILDREN Every day 43 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer in the United States 375 000 There are approximately 375 000 adult survivors of pediatric cancer in the United States 40 000 More than 40 000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year in the United States 60 60 of children who survive cancer suffer late effects such as infertility heart failure and secondary cancers CHILDHOOD CANCER AFFECTS THE WHOLE FAMILY NOT JUST THE CHILD BATTLING CANCER I couldn t have imagined my family and I going through my battle of childhood cancer alone Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation has and will always be our biggest supporter Becca Solodon TBCF Program Director Past Recipient 3
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Donna Barranco Fisher   Chair Nikki Greene   Vice Chair Rich Schuette   Treasurer Bibi Moezzi   Secreta...
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Donna Barranco Fisher Chair Nikki Greene Vice Chair Rich Schuette Treasurer Bibi Moezzi Secretary Carolyn Shepard Baham Jill Gribb Bell Adam Black Tyler Dobson David Edelman Melissa Franzen J Paul Gignac Adriana Mezic Kathryn Roberts Linda Vannier Maria Wilson EMERITUS BOARD James Bechtel Tina Fanucchi Frontado Wells Hughes Michelle Pickett Rachael Steidl HONORARY COUNCIL Gary Jennifer Caesar Tom Janice Caesar Morris Irma Jurkowitz Nikki Katz ADVISORY COUNCIL Earl Armstrong Martin Bell Dr Francisco Bracho Steve Cushman Dr Dan Greenfield Robyn Howard Anderson Susannah Rake Pat Snyder Lisa Solana AMBASSADORS Donna Barranco Fisher Co Chair Sheela Hunt Co Chair Carolyn Shepard Baham Margo Barbakow Lorena Cheverez Lucia Engel Nikki Greene Mer James Pati Kern Kathy McCarthy Kristi Marks Christina Rottman Jo Landis Shields Fiona Stone Carla Tomson Leslie Von Wiesenberger OPERATIONS TEAM Lindsey Leonard Executive Director Becca Solodon Program Director Shelby Thomas Special Events Director Kendall Klein Creative Director Gisselle Lopez Tello Family Resource Specialist Kirsten Stuart Development Associate Natalie Graves Bookkeeper Heather Stevenson Grant Writer 2 Did you know CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS Each year the parents of approximately 15 700 kids will hear the words your child has cancer Across all ages ethnic groups and socio economics this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children 43 CHILDREN Every day 43 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer in the United States 375 000 There are approximately 375 000 adult survivors of pediatric cancer in the United States 40 000 More than 40 000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year in the United States 60 60 of children who survive cancer suffer late effects such as infertility heart failure and secondary cancers CHILDHOOD CANCER AFFECTS THE WHOLE FAMILY NOT JUST THE CHILD BATTLING CANCER I couldn t have imagined my family and I going through my battle of childhood cancer alone Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation has and will always be our biggest supporter Becca Solodon TBCF Program Director Past Recipient 3
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Donna Barranco Fisher   Chair Nikki Greene   Vice Chair Rich Schuette   Treasurer Bibi Moezzi   Secreta...
SUPPORTING FAMILIES Our organization exists to allow each family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer to feel genuinely supported knowing they are not alone There are many hardships a family experiences during a pediatric cancer diagnosis Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation offers a wide range of programs to lessen the immediate financial emotional and educational challenges that arise while providing ongoing opportunities for families to connect with each other in a safe space PROGRAMS WE OFFER TO FAMILIES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM This program provides critical financial support to qualifying low to moderate income families covering the cost of immediate expenses a family experiences within the first three to six months of their child s treatment This program provides families professional and peer support opportunities to alleviate the emotional hardships they experience when their child is diagnosed with cancer This program provides low tomoderate income families the necessary tools to advocate for and successfully support their child s academic career Each program is designed to offer guidance toward a smooth transition back to school following their treatment plan SINCE OUR FOUNDING IN 2002 1 808 INDIVIDUALS SERVED 4 1 688 996 GIFTED IN FINANCIAL AID With generous community support in 2016 we helped a record 681 individuals 53 in Santa Barbara County 41 in Ventura County and 6 in San Luis Obispo County WE ARE A LOCAL ORGANIZATION HELPING TRI COUNTY FAMILIES WE SERVE THE ENTIRE FAMILY NOT JUST THE CHILD BATTLING CANCER How do families get connected with us Families are generally referred to us from their hospital social worker Even though TBCF serves families that reside in Ventura Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties sometimes families have to travel to be treated We work with the following medical centers Children s Hospital Central California Children s Hospital Los Angeles Cottage Children s Medical Center Lucile Packard Children s Hospital Stanford Marian Regional Medical Center Ventura County Medical Center UCLA Medical Center 5
SUPPORTING FAMILIES Our organization exists to allow each family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer to feel genuin...
SUPPORTING FAMILIES Our organization exists to allow each family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer to feel genuinely supported knowing they are not alone There are many hardships a family experiences during a pediatric cancer diagnosis Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation offers a wide range of programs to lessen the immediate financial emotional and educational challenges that arise while providing ongoing opportunities for families to connect with each other in a safe space PROGRAMS WE OFFER TO FAMILIES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM This program provides critical financial support to qualifying low to moderate income families covering the cost of immediate expenses a family experiences within the first three to six months of their child s treatment This program provides families professional and peer support opportunities to alleviate the emotional hardships they experience when their child is diagnosed with cancer This program provides low tomoderate income families the necessary tools to advocate for and successfully support their child s academic career Each program is designed to offer guidance toward a smooth transition back to school following their treatment plan SINCE OUR FOUNDING IN 2002 1 808 INDIVIDUALS SERVED 4 1 688 996 GIFTED IN FINANCIAL AID With generous community support in 2016 we helped a record 681 individuals 53 in Santa Barbara County 41 in Ventura County and 6 in San Luis Obispo County WE ARE A LOCAL ORGANIZATION HELPING TRI COUNTY FAMILIES WE SERVE THE ENTIRE FAMILY NOT JUST THE CHILD BATTLING CANCER How do families get connected with us Families are generally referred to us from their hospital social worker Even though TBCF serves families that reside in Ventura Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties sometimes families have to travel to be treated We work with the following medical centers Children s Hospital Central California Children s Hospital Los Angeles Cottage Children s Medical Center Lucile Packard Children s Hospital Stanford Marian Regional Medical Center Ventura County Medical Center UCLA Medical Center 5
SUPPORTING FAMILIES Our organization exists to allow each family whose child has been diagnosed with cancer to feel genuin...
OUR PROGRAMS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT A pediatric cancer diagnosis can be very isolating for the child in treatment and their family We offer a variety of emotional support groups and family fun events providing a safe space and educational tools for families to learn how to support one another Family Support Groups Care for the Caregivers In collaboration with local organizations and licensed professionals TBCF offers supportive services for families during the varying stages of their child s treatment We also offer bereavement support Support groups are designed to provide information support and resources Being a caregiver of a child with cancer can be exhausting and isolating This program focuses on the parents or guardians and provides opportunities to build camaraderie Events such as Mother s Spa Day provide rest and rejuvenation for parents of children that have cancer FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Bear Necessities Project Holiday Families that have a child with a cancer diagnosis are eligible to receive assistance valued at up to 8 850 In tragic cases a family may receive an additional 8 850 for each relapse and a supplementary 4 000 if their child passes Cumulatively some families are eligible for up to 30 550 of financial assistance TBCF provides items for families such as furniture appliances clothing bedding and hospital care packages Family Fun Events Families of children in treatment can participate in Project Holiday to receive Christmas gifts Easter baskets Thanksgiving dinners Valentine s Day cards grocery vouchers and more All items are provided by donors and delivered to the families home or child s treatment location Direct Financial Assistance Families can apply for up to 5 000 for payment of expenses such as rent or mortgage auto expenses utility bills medications home care services counseling and childcare Hotel Accommodations Some families have to frequently travel far distances for their child s treatment In those cases we offer up to 1 500 in hotel accommodations to immediate family during an emergency or lengthy hospital stay Funeral Fund When needed TBCF will assist families with up to 4 000 for funeral arrangements In such tragic cases as these we refer families to one of our collaborative partners Hospice of Santa Barbara or help locate other institutions who offer free grief therapy for any family member in need of support during this extremely difficult time WHEN A CHILD IS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER PARENTS OFTEN HAVE TO TAKE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF TIME OFF WORK OR QUIT THEIR JOB TO BE WITH THEIR CHILD IN THE HOSPITAL RESULTING IN A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF INCOME 6 TBCF was there to support my family I was so worried about my little guy s health as well as my other children and our home TBCF was there to help out with utility bills and rent that kept piling up while I was out of work and in the hospital with Jayson Obdulia TBCF Mother We host social events including Family Fun Days and trips for children and their families throughout the year such as excursions to sporting events TBCF also hosts an annual holiday party creating an opportunity for children in treatment and their siblings to visit with Mr Mrs Claus receive a gift participate in activities and enjoy lunch with their family EDUCATION PROGRAM The average length of treatment for pedatric cancer is 6 months to 3 years however treatment can be longer if a child relapses Going through treatment can cause the child to miss a lot of school The objective of the program is to assist with the transition back to school and to test for any side effects of chemotherapy Tutoring Services TBCF youth in need of individualized academic support are provided 500 of tutoring services by accredited teachers This program is recommended for youth in maintenance or remission Neuropsychological Testing To help families address learning difficulties associated with treatment TBCF covers up to 1 500 for neuropsychological testing Test results are utilized as a tool to understand and effectively advocate for a child s academic needs PEDIATRIC CANCER IS TRAGIC AND UNFAIR AS LONG AS THERE IS CANCER TEDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE FOR FAMILIES 7
OUR PROGRAMS  EMOTIONAL SUPPORT A pediatric cancer diagnosis can be very isolating for the child in treatment and their fa...
OUR PROGRAMS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT A pediatric cancer diagnosis can be very isolating for the child in treatment and their family We offer a variety of emotional support groups and family fun events providing a safe space and educational tools for families to learn how to support one another Family Support Groups Care for the Caregivers In collaboration with local organizations and licensed professionals TBCF offers supportive services for families during the varying stages of their child s treatment We also offer bereavement support Support groups are designed to provide information support and resources Being a caregiver of a child with cancer can be exhausting and isolating This program focuses on the parents or guardians and provides opportunities to build camaraderie Events such as Mother s Spa Day provide rest and rejuvenation for parents of children that have cancer FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Bear Necessities Project Holiday Families that have a child with a cancer diagnosis are eligible to receive assistance valued at up to 8 850 In tragic cases a family may receive an additional 8 850 for each relapse and a supplementary 4 000 if their child passes Cumulatively some families are eligible for up to 30 550 of financial assistance TBCF provides items for families such as furniture appliances clothing bedding and hospital care packages Family Fun Events Families of children in treatment can participate in Project Holiday to receive Christmas gifts Easter baskets Thanksgiving dinners Valentine s Day cards grocery vouchers and more All items are provided by donors and delivered to the families home or child s treatment location Direct Financial Assistance Families can apply for up to 5 000 for payment of expenses such as rent or mortgage auto expenses utility bills medications home care services counseling and childcare Hotel Accommodations Some families have to frequently travel far distances for their child s treatment In those cases we offer up to 1 500 in hotel accommodations to immediate family during an emergency or lengthy hospital stay Funeral Fund When needed TBCF will assist families with up to 4 000 for funeral arrangements In such tragic cases as these we refer families to one of our collaborative partners Hospice of Santa Barbara or help locate other institutions who offer free grief therapy for any family member in need of support during this extremely difficult time WHEN A CHILD IS DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER PARENTS OFTEN HAVE TO TAKE A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF TIME OFF WORK OR QUIT THEIR JOB TO BE WITH THEIR CHILD IN THE HOSPITAL RESULTING IN A SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF INCOME 6 TBCF was there to support my family I was so worried about my little guy s health as well as my other children and our home TBCF was there to help out with utility bills and rent that kept piling up while I was out of work and in the hospital with Jayson Obdulia TBCF Mother We host social events including Family Fun Days and trips for children and their families throughout the year such as excursions to sporting events TBCF also hosts an annual holiday party creating an opportunity for children in treatment and their siblings to visit with Mr Mrs Claus receive a gift participate in activities and enjoy lunch with their family EDUCATION PROGRAM The average length of treatment for pedatric cancer is 6 months to 3 years however treatment can be longer if a child relapses Going through treatment can cause the child to miss a lot of school The objective of the program is to assist with the transition back to school and to test for any side effects of chemotherapy Tutoring Services TBCF youth in need of individualized academic support are provided 500 of tutoring services by accredited teachers This program is recommended for youth in maintenance or remission Neuropsychological Testing To help families address learning difficulties associated with treatment TBCF covers up to 1 500 for neuropsychological testing Test results are utilized as a tool to understand and effectively advocate for a child s academic needs PEDIATRIC CANCER IS TRAGIC AND UNFAIR AS LONG AS THERE IS CANCER TEDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE THERE FOR FAMILIES 7
OUR PROGRAMS  EMOTIONAL SUPPORT A pediatric cancer diagnosis can be very isolating for the child in treatment and their fa...
ELIANA S STORY Beautiful Eliana Ellie was diagnosed with pilomyxoid astrocytoma a brain tumor located at the base of her brain stem when she was only four months old At initial diagnosis TBCF was there to help with bill payments so her parents could be with her in the hospital Ellie is now seven years old and is still battling cancer For the past seven years their family has become an extended family of ours participating in support groups family fun events and sharing their story at multiple fundraising events creating awareness of pediatric cancer They have continued to give hope to many other families in similar situations Eliana recently had surgery again and is still on her journey but fighting like a champ We love you Ellie and are in admiration of your strength and the strength of your parents Thank you to our local community for coming together to support families like Ellie s 8 Teddy Bear granted us financial aid that allowed me to pay utilities rent and car payment They took that huge stress that you worry about and they made it OK Because of this I was able to focus my attention on Eliana and take her to doctors appointments and didn t have to worry about working on top of trying to take care of my daughter Samantha McVee TBCF Mother 9
ELIANA   S STORY Beautiful Eliana  Ellie  was diagnosed with pilomyxoid astrocytoma, a brain tumor located at the base of ...
ELIANA S STORY Beautiful Eliana Ellie was diagnosed with pilomyxoid astrocytoma a brain tumor located at the base of her brain stem when she was only four months old At initial diagnosis TBCF was there to help with bill payments so her parents could be with her in the hospital Ellie is now seven years old and is still battling cancer For the past seven years their family has become an extended family of ours participating in support groups family fun events and sharing their story at multiple fundraising events creating awareness of pediatric cancer They have continued to give hope to many other families in similar situations Eliana recently had surgery again and is still on her journey but fighting like a champ We love you Ellie and are in admiration of your strength and the strength of your parents Thank you to our local community for coming together to support families like Ellie s 8 Teddy Bear granted us financial aid that allowed me to pay utilities rent and car payment They took that huge stress that you worry about and they made it OK Because of this I was able to focus my attention on Eliana and take her to doctors appointments and didn t have to worry about working on top of trying to take care of my daughter Samantha McVee TBCF Mother 9
ELIANA   S STORY Beautiful Eliana  Ellie  was diagnosed with pilomyxoid astrocytoma, a brain tumor located at the base of ...
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Until there is a cure for cancer the need for TBCF will exist Thank you for keeping our kids at the forefront of your charitable giving 1 808 WE OFFER EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO ANY TRI COUNTY INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCING PEDIATRIC CANCER 100 5 000 THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM OUR SUPPORT PROGRAMS SINCE 2002 GRANTED 1 7M 989 333 1 007 672 INCOME AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTED SINCE OUR FOUNDING TO FAMILIES IN NEED EXPENSES 33 2016 INCOME 35 GRANTS 350 550 79 PROGRAMS 785 421 26 SPECIAL EVENTS 258 782 14 FUNDRAISING 139 961 24 INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS 243 138 7 MANAGEMENT GENERAL 63 951 10 IN KIND 104 519 5 CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS 50 683 Welcome New Board Members Staff In 2016 several new staff members joined TBCF Kirsten Stuart as development associate Gisselle Lopez Tello as family resource specialist and Kendall Klein who produced this Annual Report as creative director Each new member of our team is extremely talented and dedicated to supporting our families 10 OF THE FAMILIES WE SERVE ARE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RESIDENTS TEDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION PAYS FOR CRITICAL EXPENSES SUPPORTS THE ENTIRE FAMILY INCLUDING SIBLINGS 6 YEARS OLD THE AVERAGE AGE OF A CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH PEDIATRIC CANCER 41 OF FAMILIES SERVED ARE IN VENTURA COUNTY 6 OF FAMILIES SERVED ARE IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 156 LOCAL FAMILIES WE SERVE FAMILIES LIVING IN SANTA BARBARA VENTURA AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES J Paul Gignac Carolyn Shepard Baham Adriana Mezic and Maria Wilson joined our board of directors in 2016 Each new director brings a skill set that will be a strong asset to TBCF s continued growth and will assist in governing the organization to ensure future sustainability Our 2017 18 slate of officers includes Rich Schuette as board chair Bibi Moezzi as vice chair J Paul Gignac as treasurer and David Edelman as secretary We d like to thank Donna Barranco Fisher for her strong leadership as our 2015 16 board chair along with our other 2015 16 officers Nikki Greene as vice chair Bibi Moezzi as secretary and Linda Vannier as treasurer AMOUNT OF TRI COUNTY BENEFICIARY EVENTS HELD IN HONOR OF TBCF IN 2016 53 2016 EXPENSES DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GIVEN TO FAMILIES TO PAY FOR CRITICAL EXPENSES Rich Schuette 2017 18 Board Chair Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is proud to be one of only 2 106 out of more than 1 8 million non profits across the United States that are Gold Level Participants by GuideStar Exchange Gold Level Participants are recognized for their commitment to maintaining exceptional financial health and furthering excellence in impact and effectiveness 1 002 THE AMOUNT OF PRESENTS GIVEN OUT TO CHILDREN DURING PROJECT HOLIDAY IN 2016 294 WRISTBANDS HOSPITAL BANDS WORN BY GUESTS AT OUR GOLD RIBBON LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF OUR TBCF KIDS 12 CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER DO NOT SURVIVE Source curesearch org 11
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Until there is a cure for cancer, the need for TBCF will exist. Thank you for keeping our kids at the...
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Until there is a cure for cancer the need for TBCF will exist Thank you for keeping our kids at the forefront of your charitable giving 1 808 WE OFFER EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO ANY TRI COUNTY INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCING PEDIATRIC CANCER 100 5 000 THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BENEFITED FROM OUR SUPPORT PROGRAMS SINCE 2002 GRANTED 1 7M 989 333 1 007 672 INCOME AMOUNT OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTED SINCE OUR FOUNDING TO FAMILIES IN NEED EXPENSES 33 2016 INCOME 35 GRANTS 350 550 79 PROGRAMS 785 421 26 SPECIAL EVENTS 258 782 14 FUNDRAISING 139 961 24 INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS 243 138 7 MANAGEMENT GENERAL 63 951 10 IN KIND 104 519 5 CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS 50 683 Welcome New Board Members Staff In 2016 several new staff members joined TBCF Kirsten Stuart as development associate Gisselle Lopez Tello as family resource specialist and Kendall Klein who produced this Annual Report as creative director Each new member of our team is extremely talented and dedicated to supporting our families 10 OF THE FAMILIES WE SERVE ARE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY RESIDENTS TEDDY BEAR CANCER FOUNDATION PAYS FOR CRITICAL EXPENSES SUPPORTS THE ENTIRE FAMILY INCLUDING SIBLINGS 6 YEARS OLD THE AVERAGE AGE OF A CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH PEDIATRIC CANCER 41 OF FAMILIES SERVED ARE IN VENTURA COUNTY 6 OF FAMILIES SERVED ARE IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY 156 LOCAL FAMILIES WE SERVE FAMILIES LIVING IN SANTA BARBARA VENTURA AND SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES J Paul Gignac Carolyn Shepard Baham Adriana Mezic and Maria Wilson joined our board of directors in 2016 Each new director brings a skill set that will be a strong asset to TBCF s continued growth and will assist in governing the organization to ensure future sustainability Our 2017 18 slate of officers includes Rich Schuette as board chair Bibi Moezzi as vice chair J Paul Gignac as treasurer and David Edelman as secretary We d like to thank Donna Barranco Fisher for her strong leadership as our 2015 16 board chair along with our other 2015 16 officers Nikki Greene as vice chair Bibi Moezzi as secretary and Linda Vannier as treasurer AMOUNT OF TRI COUNTY BENEFICIARY EVENTS HELD IN HONOR OF TBCF IN 2016 53 2016 EXPENSES DIRECT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GIVEN TO FAMILIES TO PAY FOR CRITICAL EXPENSES Rich Schuette 2017 18 Board Chair Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is proud to be one of only 2 106 out of more than 1 8 million non profits across the United States that are Gold Level Participants by GuideStar Exchange Gold Level Participants are recognized for their commitment to maintaining exceptional financial health and furthering excellence in impact and effectiveness 1 002 THE AMOUNT OF PRESENTS GIVEN OUT TO CHILDREN DURING PROJECT HOLIDAY IN 2016 294 WRISTBANDS HOSPITAL BANDS WORN BY GUESTS AT OUR GOLD RIBBON LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF OUR TBCF KIDS 12 CHILDREN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER DO NOT SURVIVE Source curesearch org 11
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS Until there is a cure for cancer, the need for TBCF will exist. Thank you for keeping our kids at the...
DONATE TODAY WAYS YOU CAN GIVE DONATIONS TRIBUTES giving back HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DONATION OR VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME GIVING YOUR TIME IS IMPORTANT TO A FAMILY BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY 795 VOLUNTEERS 7 INTERNS PROVIDED 6 824 HOURS OF SERVICE IN 2016 12 VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME KOALA CLUB Share your expertise passion and heart with TBCF There are many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year and we want you to join our team Consider volunteering at a fundraising or program event in our office joining a committee or becoming an intern Grade school to college age students champion TBCF by becoming young philanthropists raising awareness and hosting fundraising events to benefit the organization Visit our website for volunteering opportunities MONTHLY GIVING SPONSOR AN EVENT CELEBRATE A LOVED ONE Monthly giving allows you to conveniently and automatically provide long standing support to provide resources to our families You can choose a pre determined amount you want to give each month It s easy And even better you ll be making a difference each and every month Sponsorships are an ideal investment for your company or your family to make a positive impact in the lives of families in need while receiving marketing exposure that is associated with our critically important mission Give in celebration of a loved one a person you admire or someone fighting cancer We ll mail a beautiful card to the person you choose to acknowledge announcing your meaningful gift You can also give in memory of someone special Support someone today WHY I GIVE Our employee foundation Cox Charities supports TBCF because they are the only organization of their kind on the Central Coast that offers the type of services that they do They have touched our local Cox family personally and we are proud to support and work alongside them to help families in need through their battles with cancer Cox Communications I ve witnessed TBCF grow from serving a few families to now hundreds With the help of a great community together we are able to provide the vast scope of services families need to care for a child suffering from this terrible disease TBCF is there to provide love and hope for families that are stressed emotionally and financially by offering everything from Mother s Spa Days to financial aid to support groups It has been an honor to participate in a cause that is dear to my heart and I am proud to invest in the organization s advancement by giving of my time and resources Leslie Von Weisenberger CAN YOU OR YOUR COMPANY DONATE IN KIND SERVICES OR GOODS In 2016 TBCF received 104 519 35 of in kind contributions goods or services in direct support of our programs management of the organization or toward one of our event s auctions or logistical needs We rely heavily on donations like these in order to keep our expenses low If your company is interested in supporting us with an in kind donation please contact our office 13
DONATE TODAY  WAYS YOU CAN GIVE DONATIONS   TRIBUTES  giving back HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DONATION OR VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME  G...
DONATE TODAY WAYS YOU CAN GIVE DONATIONS TRIBUTES giving back HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DONATION OR VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME GIVING YOUR TIME IS IMPORTANT TO A FAMILY BECOME A VOLUNTEER TODAY 795 VOLUNTEERS 7 INTERNS PROVIDED 6 824 HOURS OF SERVICE IN 2016 12 VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME KOALA CLUB Share your expertise passion and heart with TBCF There are many volunteer opportunities available throughout the year and we want you to join our team Consider volunteering at a fundraising or program event in our office joining a committee or becoming an intern Grade school to college age students champion TBCF by becoming young philanthropists raising awareness and hosting fundraising events to benefit the organization Visit our website for volunteering opportunities MONTHLY GIVING SPONSOR AN EVENT CELEBRATE A LOVED ONE Monthly giving allows you to conveniently and automatically provide long standing support to provide resources to our families You can choose a pre determined amount you want to give each month It s easy And even better you ll be making a difference each and every month Sponsorships are an ideal investment for your company or your family to make a positive impact in the lives of families in need while receiving marketing exposure that is associated with our critically important mission Give in celebration of a loved one a person you admire or someone fighting cancer We ll mail a beautiful card to the person you choose to acknowledge announcing your meaningful gift You can also give in memory of someone special Support someone today WHY I GIVE Our employee foundation Cox Charities supports TBCF because they are the only organization of their kind on the Central Coast that offers the type of services that they do They have touched our local Cox family personally and we are proud to support and work alongside them to help families in need through their battles with cancer Cox Communications I ve witnessed TBCF grow from serving a few families to now hundreds With the help of a great community together we are able to provide the vast scope of services families need to care for a child suffering from this terrible disease TBCF is there to provide love and hope for families that are stressed emotionally and financially by offering everything from Mother s Spa Days to financial aid to support groups It has been an honor to participate in a cause that is dear to my heart and I am proud to invest in the organization s advancement by giving of my time and resources Leslie Von Weisenberger CAN YOU OR YOUR COMPANY DONATE IN KIND SERVICES OR GOODS In 2016 TBCF received 104 519 35 of in kind contributions goods or services in direct support of our programs management of the organization or toward one of our event s auctions or logistical needs We rely heavily on donations like these in order to keep our expenses low If your company is interested in supporting us with an in kind donation please contact our office 13
DONATE TODAY  WAYS YOU CAN GIVE DONATIONS   TRIBUTES  giving back HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR DONATION OR VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME  G...
MORE WAYS TO GIVE EMPLOYEE CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAM Check with your employer to see if your company supports their employees in their personal philanthropic giving by providing a matching gift This is a great way for businesses and individuals to help kids and families together The impact of your gift may be increased possibly doubled or even tripled PLANNED GIVING There are many planned gift options that can benefit TBCF immediately or in the future You can help secure the future of TBCF for generations to come These gifts offer you tax benefits while providing you the opportunity to support our programs or establish or add to an endowment For information about planned giving and bequests please contact our office DONATE GIFTS OF SECURITIES A gift of stock or other securities can make a significant impact in our ability to support families and you may be eligible to receive excellent tax benefits HOST A BENEFIT Many businesses both large and small as well as individuals choose to name TBCF as a designated benefiting charity Consider selecting TBCF as your designated charity to support by organizing an event and designating proceeds or donating a percentage of sales WHY I GIVE ANOTHER IMPACTFUL YEAR THANK YOU TO DONORS FOR SELECTING TBCF AS A BENEFITING CHARITY IN 2016 Advanced Eyecare Optometry Dr Thomas Fausset American Riviera Bank Paloma Angel Ayers Automotive Repair Bishop Diego High School Buffalo Exchange Ventura Camino Real Limited Liability Company Cloud 10 Jump Club Cocoa Cupcakes Cards Haley Michelle Hughes Congregation B Nai Brith Crushcakes Cupcakery Caf Dancing Under the Stars Paul Karen Hermanson Diedra Marsh Drs Edstrom Trigonis Swenson Ericson Dental Dr Sten Ericson Expert Insights Publishing Viki Winterton Girl Scout Troop 50816 Glassybaby Heritage Oaks Bank Killer B Fitness Legends Salon Natura Culina Lenka Tinka Santa Barbara Ukelele Club Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club Southern California Edison Sportsmans Lounge Sunny Smiles Dentistry Wyatt Taylor Three Amigos Birthday Party Scott Topper Michael Krammer Warren Butler Turley Wine Cellars Ventura Danzar Voodoo Lounge Halloween Costume Party Felici Events Scott Topper Dr Wu Optometry We have always felt that those who can must We love our children with all our hearts we love children period The thought of loving families dealing with a sick child is heartbreaking The uncertainties are many and are so painful Not knowing as a parent if you can afford your child s treatment Can afford to be there with your child during treatment Can afford to miss work Make your rent payment Teddy Bear gives support way beyond financial aid a loving and caring organization that serves families at their lowest point How can we NOT help LOOKING BACK INTO SOME OF THE BEST MOMENTS SHARED BY OUR FAMILIES 2016 FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS VENTURA FAMILY FUN DAY SANTA BARBARA FAMILY FUN DAY MOTHER S SPA DAY CHILDREN S HOLIDAY PARTY SANTA BARBARA LITTLE HERO VENTURA LITTLE HERO Jeff Margo Barbakow 14 15
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MORE WAYS TO GIVE EMPLOYEE CORPORATE GIVING PROGRAM Check with your employer to see if your company supports their employees in their personal philanthropic giving by providing a matching gift This is a great way for businesses and individuals to help kids and families together The impact of your gift may be increased possibly doubled or even tripled PLANNED GIVING There are many planned gift options that can benefit TBCF immediately or in the future You can help secure the future of TBCF for generations to come These gifts offer you tax benefits while providing you the opportunity to support our programs or establish or add to an endowment For information about planned giving and bequests please contact our office DONATE GIFTS OF SECURITIES A gift of stock or other securities can make a significant impact in our ability to support families and you may be eligible to receive excellent tax benefits HOST A BENEFIT Many businesses both large and small as well as individuals choose to name TBCF as a designated benefiting charity Consider selecting TBCF as your designated charity to support by organizing an event and designating proceeds or donating a percentage of sales WHY I GIVE ANOTHER IMPACTFUL YEAR THANK YOU TO DONORS FOR SELECTING TBCF AS A BENEFITING CHARITY IN 2016 Advanced Eyecare Optometry Dr Thomas Fausset American Riviera Bank Paloma Angel Ayers Automotive Repair Bishop Diego High School Buffalo Exchange Ventura Camino Real Limited Liability Company Cloud 10 Jump Club Cocoa Cupcakes Cards Haley Michelle Hughes Congregation B Nai Brith Crushcakes Cupcakery Caf Dancing Under the Stars Paul Karen Hermanson Diedra Marsh Drs Edstrom Trigonis Swenson Ericson Dental Dr Sten Ericson Expert Insights Publishing Viki Winterton Girl Scout Troop 50816 Glassybaby Heritage Oaks Bank Killer B Fitness Legends Salon Natura Culina Lenka Tinka Santa Barbara Ukelele Club Santa Barbara Young Professionals Club Southern California Edison Sportsmans Lounge Sunny Smiles Dentistry Wyatt Taylor Three Amigos Birthday Party Scott Topper Michael Krammer Warren Butler Turley Wine Cellars Ventura Danzar Voodoo Lounge Halloween Costume Party Felici Events Scott Topper Dr Wu Optometry We have always felt that those who can must We love our children with all our hearts we love children period The thought of loving families dealing with a sick child is heartbreaking The uncertainties are many and are so painful Not knowing as a parent if you can afford your child s treatment Can afford to be there with your child during treatment Can afford to miss work Make your rent payment Teddy Bear gives support way beyond financial aid a loving and caring organization that serves families at their lowest point How can we NOT help LOOKING BACK INTO SOME OF THE BEST MOMENTS SHARED BY OUR FAMILIES 2016 FAMILY HIGHLIGHTS VENTURA FAMILY FUN DAY SANTA BARBARA FAMILY FUN DAY MOTHER S SPA DAY CHILDREN S HOLIDAY PARTY SANTA BARBARA LITTLE HERO VENTURA LITTLE HERO Jeff Margo Barbakow 14 15
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This event is affectionately named in honor of TBCF s children who are battling cancer something that no child should ever have to endure They are our heroes Little Heroes Breakfast Join a community of supporters dedicated to changing the lives of families that have a child with cancer In celebration of children our Little Heroes this event is a great introduction into TBCF SANTA BARBARA HIGHLIGHTS The 2nd Annual Little Heroes Breakfast Santa Barbara took place on March 16 2016 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara with 253 guests in attendance Highlights included a heartwarming speech from motivational speaker Jim Abbott former Major League Baseball Pitcher and award winning author of Imperfect An Improbable Life a ceremony to honor award recipient Homero Borja a testimonial presented by co chair and pediatric cancer survivor Emilee Garfield and KEYT s sports director and Newscaster Mike Klan as master of ceremonies Keynote Speaker Jim Abbott Co Chairs Emilee Garfield Wells Hughes VENTURA HIGHLIGHTS The Inaugural Little Heroes Breakfast Oxnard took place on November 30 2016 at Wedgewood at the Tower Club in Oxnard with 111 guests in attendance Highlights included a speech from motivational speaker Melinda Marchiano former TBCF recipient nationally recognized pediatric cancer awareness advocate and awardwinning author of Grace A Child s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery Additionally Dr Francisco Bracho Director of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Ventura County Medical Center gave a presentation a ceremony was held to honor the 2016 Little Hero Oxnard Award recipient Dylan Wolfe along with a testimonial presented by his mother Katie Wolfe and KEYT s sports director and newscaster Mike Klan supported the program as master of ceremonies Event Speakers Melinda Marchiano Dr Francisco Bracho Co Chairs Nikki Katz Rich Schuette 16 54 562 In 2016 Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties collectively raised 54 562 for TBCF programs through Little Heroes events THANK YOU TO OUR TABLE CAPTAINS As table captains the following supporters took on a leading role in promoting their respective Little Heroes Breakfasts They shared their passion for TBCF by telling their stories of what got them involved and what kept them coming back SANTA BARBARA TABLE CAPTAINS Wells Hughes Rosio Almaguer Mark Hunt Heather Ayer Lindsey Leonard Jill Gribb Bell Robert Mislang Adam Black Bibi Moezzi Tyler Dobson Elizabeth O Brien Brooke Ebner Rich Schuette David Edelman Becca Solodon Donna Barranco Fisher Pat Weeks Emilee Garfield J Paul Gignac NORTH VENTURA TABLE CAPTAINS Bibi Moezzi Adam Black Tyler Dobson Jeanne Orcutt Noemi Fred Duran Susie Perry David Edelman Rich Schuette Nikki Katz Bonnie Trejos 2017 UPCOMING LITTLE HEROES EVENTS Santa Barbara April 20 2017 7 30 9 00am at The Fess Parker A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Westlake Village May 23 2017 12 00 1 30pm at North Ranch Center Oxnard December 6 2017 7 30 9 00am at Wedgewood at The Tower Club Interested in getting involved Please contact Shelby Thomas special events director at 805 617 0845 17
This event is affectionately named in honor of TBCF   s children who are battling cancer, something that no child should e...
This event is affectionately named in honor of TBCF s children who are battling cancer something that no child should ever have to endure They are our heroes Little Heroes Breakfast Join a community of supporters dedicated to changing the lives of families that have a child with cancer In celebration of children our Little Heroes this event is a great introduction into TBCF SANTA BARBARA HIGHLIGHTS The 2nd Annual Little Heroes Breakfast Santa Barbara took place on March 16 2016 at the Hyatt Santa Barbara with 253 guests in attendance Highlights included a heartwarming speech from motivational speaker Jim Abbott former Major League Baseball Pitcher and award winning author of Imperfect An Improbable Life a ceremony to honor award recipient Homero Borja a testimonial presented by co chair and pediatric cancer survivor Emilee Garfield and KEYT s sports director and Newscaster Mike Klan as master of ceremonies Keynote Speaker Jim Abbott Co Chairs Emilee Garfield Wells Hughes VENTURA HIGHLIGHTS The Inaugural Little Heroes Breakfast Oxnard took place on November 30 2016 at Wedgewood at the Tower Club in Oxnard with 111 guests in attendance Highlights included a speech from motivational speaker Melinda Marchiano former TBCF recipient nationally recognized pediatric cancer awareness advocate and awardwinning author of Grace A Child s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery Additionally Dr Francisco Bracho Director of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at Ventura County Medical Center gave a presentation a ceremony was held to honor the 2016 Little Hero Oxnard Award recipient Dylan Wolfe along with a testimonial presented by his mother Katie Wolfe and KEYT s sports director and newscaster Mike Klan supported the program as master of ceremonies Event Speakers Melinda Marchiano Dr Francisco Bracho Co Chairs Nikki Katz Rich Schuette 16 54 562 In 2016 Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties collectively raised 54 562 for TBCF programs through Little Heroes events THANK YOU TO OUR TABLE CAPTAINS As table captains the following supporters took on a leading role in promoting their respective Little Heroes Breakfasts They shared their passion for TBCF by telling their stories of what got them involved and what kept them coming back SANTA BARBARA TABLE CAPTAINS Wells Hughes Rosio Almaguer Mark Hunt Heather Ayer Lindsey Leonard Jill Gribb Bell Robert Mislang Adam Black Bibi Moezzi Tyler Dobson Elizabeth O Brien Brooke Ebner Rich Schuette David Edelman Becca Solodon Donna Barranco Fisher Pat Weeks Emilee Garfield J Paul Gignac NORTH VENTURA TABLE CAPTAINS Bibi Moezzi Adam Black Tyler Dobson Jeanne Orcutt Noemi Fred Duran Susie Perry David Edelman Rich Schuette Nikki Katz Bonnie Trejos 2017 UPCOMING LITTLE HEROES EVENTS Santa Barbara April 20 2017 7 30 9 00am at The Fess Parker A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Westlake Village May 23 2017 12 00 1 30pm at North Ranch Center Oxnard December 6 2017 7 30 9 00am at Wedgewood at The Tower Club Interested in getting involved Please contact Shelby Thomas special events director at 805 617 0845 17
This event is affectionately named in honor of TBCF   s children who are battling cancer, something that no child should e...
Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation s 4th annual awareness and fundraising effort the Gold Ribbon Campaign was held in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September 2016 GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN The Gold Ribbon Campaign is TBCF s flagship awareness and fundraising endeavor and is held each September in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month The objective of the Campaign is to educate people about the prevalence of pediatric cancer in our community how it affects families and inspire and galvanize the community to give of their resources time and talent in order to help families in need It has raised widespread attention across Ventura Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties During September many parents and childhood cancer survivors told their personal story to a variety of audiences radio listeners TV viewers civic and church groups government offices businesses schools and social gatherings All of the stories told of the shock of hearing the words your child has cancer and the subsequent way in which the diagnosis turned the lives of their entire family upside down Some families told of the gratitude they have that their child is now cancerfree some shared of the rollercoaster of emotions and hardship of treatment their child is currently enduring and some shared about the tragic reality of pediatric cancer the leading cause of death by disease for youth and the passing of their child Our grass roots and volunteer driven Campaign raised 340 441 in 2016 and 1 142 141 since it was launched in 2013 18 and would not be possible without strong community collaboration A huge bear hug to our Campaign sponsors generous donors volunteers community partners and of course our children and families 340 441 RAISED DURING THE GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN LUNCHEON GOLD RIBBON LUNCHEON The Campaign concluded with a special event the Gold Ribbon Luncheon where 294 guests gathered at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Highlights included an auction and program facilitated by auctioneer and master of ceremonies Andrew Firestone a ceremony to recognize our Campaign honorees a performance by Jackson Gillies Santa Barbara Teen Star 2016 and a testimonial presented by former TBCF family Lacy Michael Taylor along with their 16 year old son Wyatt Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation greatly appreciates the generosity of individuals and companies who give toward the Gold Ribbon Campaign The support they provided is essential to the success of our organization and truly makes a difference in the lives of our families 2016 Gold Ribbon Honorees Heart of Gold Award Shaun Carla Tomson Helping Hands Award Pati Kern Humanitarian Award Cottage Children s Medical Center Pay it Forward Award Krasnoff Family Guests were also surrounded by 158 hand prints that reminded everyone how many families TBCF served in 2015 The event included some of our TBCF kids placing hospital wristbands on guests as a representation of the bracelets our kids themselves would have received as they enter the hospital for treatment Event Committee Connie Gillies Erin Griffin Jamie Hansen Kathy Kelley Corey Lester Monique Montgomery Hal Price Lacy Taylor Michael Taylor John Weninger BECOME A SPONSOR FOR OUR 2017 GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN LUNCHEON For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact our office or visit us online www TeddyBearCancerFoundation org Pictured Above Pictured left to right top to bottom Hands symbolizing the 158 children battling cancer served in 2015 Founder Nikki Katz Board Chair Donna Baranco Fisher Johnathan Kat Krasnoff Pay it Forward Award Honorees with Andrew Firestone Auctioneer Master of Ceremonies Dr David Slomiany Cottage Children s Medical Center Humanitarian Award Honorees Shaun Carla Tomson Heart of Gold Award Honorees with Maria Monte Wilson Rudy Alvaro Tracy Angel with their daughter Paloma Angel Maddy TBCF Child Luncheon Committee including staff members Bryan Kerner Shelby Thomas top left and Lindsey Leonard bottom right 19
Gold Ribbon Campaign   Luncheon Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation   s 4th annual awareness and fundraising effort, the Gold Rib...
Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation s 4th annual awareness and fundraising effort the Gold Ribbon Campaign was held in recognition of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month during September 2016 GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN The Gold Ribbon Campaign is TBCF s flagship awareness and fundraising endeavor and is held each September in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month The objective of the Campaign is to educate people about the prevalence of pediatric cancer in our community how it affects families and inspire and galvanize the community to give of their resources time and talent in order to help families in need It has raised widespread attention across Ventura Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties During September many parents and childhood cancer survivors told their personal story to a variety of audiences radio listeners TV viewers civic and church groups government offices businesses schools and social gatherings All of the stories told of the shock of hearing the words your child has cancer and the subsequent way in which the diagnosis turned the lives of their entire family upside down Some families told of the gratitude they have that their child is now cancerfree some shared of the rollercoaster of emotions and hardship of treatment their child is currently enduring and some shared about the tragic reality of pediatric cancer the leading cause of death by disease for youth and the passing of their child Our grass roots and volunteer driven Campaign raised 340 441 in 2016 and 1 142 141 since it was launched in 2013 18 and would not be possible without strong community collaboration A huge bear hug to our Campaign sponsors generous donors volunteers community partners and of course our children and families 340 441 RAISED DURING THE GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN LUNCHEON GOLD RIBBON LUNCHEON The Campaign concluded with a special event the Gold Ribbon Luncheon where 294 guests gathered at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Highlights included an auction and program facilitated by auctioneer and master of ceremonies Andrew Firestone a ceremony to recognize our Campaign honorees a performance by Jackson Gillies Santa Barbara Teen Star 2016 and a testimonial presented by former TBCF family Lacy Michael Taylor along with their 16 year old son Wyatt Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation greatly appreciates the generosity of individuals and companies who give toward the Gold Ribbon Campaign The support they provided is essential to the success of our organization and truly makes a difference in the lives of our families 2016 Gold Ribbon Honorees Heart of Gold Award Shaun Carla Tomson Helping Hands Award Pati Kern Humanitarian Award Cottage Children s Medical Center Pay it Forward Award Krasnoff Family Guests were also surrounded by 158 hand prints that reminded everyone how many families TBCF served in 2015 The event included some of our TBCF kids placing hospital wristbands on guests as a representation of the bracelets our kids themselves would have received as they enter the hospital for treatment Event Committee Connie Gillies Erin Griffin Jamie Hansen Kathy Kelley Corey Lester Monique Montgomery Hal Price Lacy Taylor Michael Taylor John Weninger BECOME A SPONSOR FOR OUR 2017 GOLD RIBBON CAMPAIGN LUNCHEON For Sponsorship Opportunities please contact our office or visit us online www TeddyBearCancerFoundation org Pictured Above Pictured left to right top to bottom Hands symbolizing the 158 children battling cancer served in 2015 Founder Nikki Katz Board Chair Donna Baranco Fisher Johnathan Kat Krasnoff Pay it Forward Award Honorees with Andrew Firestone Auctioneer Master of Ceremonies Dr David Slomiany Cottage Children s Medical Center Humanitarian Award Honorees Shaun Carla Tomson Heart of Gold Award Honorees with Maria Monte Wilson Rudy Alvaro Tracy Angel with their daughter Paloma Angel Maddy TBCF Child Luncheon Committee including staff members Bryan Kerner Shelby Thomas top left and Lindsey Leonard bottom right 19
Gold Ribbon Campaign   Luncheon Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation   s 4th annual awareness and fundraising effort, the Gold Rib...
Moments In Time The 2nd Annual Moments In Time Gatsby Mystery Mansion was a roaring 20 s themed event held on May 21 2016 at a four acre private estate in the heart of Montecito CA Event performers in Gatsby costumes The enchanted evening attended by 310 guests offered up period centric style and fashion live jazz and dance performances by The Evan Laflamme Band with vocalist Courtney Lemmon Autumn Phillips Daniel Rojo with Elevated Dreams Dos Pueblos High School Jazz Band The Dance Network and Dragonfly Fire Meighann Athena Helene a bar featuring Gatsby signature cocktails a variety of delectable hors d oeuvres and food casino tables dance party with DJ Darla Bea and a one of a kind auction featuring items such as a Great Gatsby Getaway a safari to Africa Daniel Gibbings Jewelry VIP tickets to The Bachelorette After the Final Rose and many other exciting items As part of the event s program Hilda Ramirez shared her family s story about the challenging road to recovery for their 17 year old daughter Jessica who was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in 2016 During the program a surprise trip to Florida to the National Zumba Convention courtesy of Zumba Fitness LLC was presented to Jessica The event was auctioneered by Geoff Green of Santa Barbara City College Foundation and our surprise guest master of ceremonies Reggie Brown a President Obama impersonator who arrived by limo with his secret service detail three volunteer fire fighters from Santa Barbara County Fire Bill Pesso Bibi Moezzi Board Secretary Event Committee Co Chairs Aaron Clark Vanessa Decker Matthew Fish Pamela Gruen Marina Henning Meighann Helene Megan Johnson Nina Johnson Sebastian Lebeau Justin Leach Adriana Mezic together WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR FAMILIES COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS MENTAL WELLNESS CENTER HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA MISSION HOPE CANCER CENTER We were thrilled to begin a collaboration with Mental Wellness Center as the new hosting location of our monthly Santa Barbara Family Support Groups Hospice of Santa Barbara has generously opened their doors to any TBCF family member in need of one on one or group counseling Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center continues to be a strong collaborative partner by hosting and facilitating monthly Santa Maria Family Support Groups MORE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS Robert Mislang Monique Montgomery Julia Moorhouse Kathryn Roberts Sylvia Schulte Molony Jessica Willbanks Maria Wilson Monte Wilson Tara Zanecki Aaron Clark Vanessa Decker Event Co Chairs 20 Angel Flight West American Cancer Society Be the Match at City of Hope Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic Cancer Support Community Valley Ventura Santa Barbara Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center Dignity Health operating at St John s Regional Medical Center Cancer Center of Ventura County Eric s Angels Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center The Landon Pediatric Foundation Leukemia Lymphoma Society California Southland Chapter National Charity League of Santa Barbara National Charity League of Ventura Santa Barbara Foresters Hugs for Cubs Surf Happens Foundation 21 TBCF Teen Jessica and her family
Moments In Time The 2nd Annual Moments In Time,    Gatsby Mystery Mansion,    was a roaring 20   s themed event held on Ma...
Moments In Time The 2nd Annual Moments In Time Gatsby Mystery Mansion was a roaring 20 s themed event held on May 21 2016 at a four acre private estate in the heart of Montecito CA Event performers in Gatsby costumes The enchanted evening attended by 310 guests offered up period centric style and fashion live jazz and dance performances by The Evan Laflamme Band with vocalist Courtney Lemmon Autumn Phillips Daniel Rojo with Elevated Dreams Dos Pueblos High School Jazz Band The Dance Network and Dragonfly Fire Meighann Athena Helene a bar featuring Gatsby signature cocktails a variety of delectable hors d oeuvres and food casino tables dance party with DJ Darla Bea and a one of a kind auction featuring items such as a Great Gatsby Getaway a safari to Africa Daniel Gibbings Jewelry VIP tickets to The Bachelorette After the Final Rose and many other exciting items As part of the event s program Hilda Ramirez shared her family s story about the challenging road to recovery for their 17 year old daughter Jessica who was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in 2016 During the program a surprise trip to Florida to the National Zumba Convention courtesy of Zumba Fitness LLC was presented to Jessica The event was auctioneered by Geoff Green of Santa Barbara City College Foundation and our surprise guest master of ceremonies Reggie Brown a President Obama impersonator who arrived by limo with his secret service detail three volunteer fire fighters from Santa Barbara County Fire Bill Pesso Bibi Moezzi Board Secretary Event Committee Co Chairs Aaron Clark Vanessa Decker Matthew Fish Pamela Gruen Marina Henning Meighann Helene Megan Johnson Nina Johnson Sebastian Lebeau Justin Leach Adriana Mezic together WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR FAMILIES COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS MENTAL WELLNESS CENTER HOSPICE OF SANTA BARBARA MISSION HOPE CANCER CENTER We were thrilled to begin a collaboration with Mental Wellness Center as the new hosting location of our monthly Santa Barbara Family Support Groups Hospice of Santa Barbara has generously opened their doors to any TBCF family member in need of one on one or group counseling Marian Cancer Care at Mission Hope Cancer Center continues to be a strong collaborative partner by hosting and facilitating monthly Santa Maria Family Support Groups MORE COLLABORATIVE PARTNERS Robert Mislang Monique Montgomery Julia Moorhouse Kathryn Roberts Sylvia Schulte Molony Jessica Willbanks Maria Wilson Monte Wilson Tara Zanecki Aaron Clark Vanessa Decker Event Co Chairs 20 Angel Flight West American Cancer Society Be the Match at City of Hope Cancer Center of Santa Barbara with Sansum Clinic Cancer Support Community Valley Ventura Santa Barbara Community Memorial Hospital Cancer Resource Center Dignity Health operating at St John s Regional Medical Center Cancer Center of Ventura County Eric s Angels Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center The Landon Pediatric Foundation Leukemia Lymphoma Society California Southland Chapter National Charity League of Santa Barbara National Charity League of Ventura Santa Barbara Foresters Hugs for Cubs Surf Happens Foundation 21 TBCF Teen Jessica and her family
Moments In Time The 2nd Annual Moments In Time,    Gatsby Mystery Mansion,    was a roaring 20   s themed event held on Ma...
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Laflamme Band Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Greg Frontado Tina Fanucchi Frontado Garden Street Company Sarah McKittrick Christine Girvani O Brien Nicole Larame Greene John Greenleaf Pamela Gruen Halper Fine Arts Harbor View Inn Heritage Oaks Bank Holehouse Construction Company John Holehouse John Holmes Hope Family Wines Wes Stella Johnson O Malley s Inc Jump on the School Bus Just Blow Drys Tracy Worthington Kate Somerville Skincare KEYT Hayward Kwit Grant Lepper Goleta Valley Self Storage Joanna Von Yurt Limoneira Jeff Lombardi Los Cinco Locos Lunabella Make Up Hair Ashley Christin Kelly Brown Len Miller Mission Linen Supply Mitch Goldstrom Photography Montecito Journal My Social Booth Noozhawk Olio e Limone Ristorante Alberto Elaine Morello Omni Catering Pacific Plastic Surgery Bill Kamala Parris Jason Pennington Picture Perfect Santa Barbara Louie Esquivel Precision Auto Body Painting John Martha Peterson Hal Price Rockstar Transportation Rudi Schulte Family Foundation Paloma Restaurant Tequila Bar Rudy Alvara Tracy Angel Salon Du Mont Lilibeth Caplinger Santa Barbara Wellness Professionals Santa Barbara County Firefighters Local 2046 Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch Matt Benko Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Santa Barbara Newspress San Marcos AAPLE Academy Ben Spievak SB Paella Catering LLC Ben Carol Schuster Smart Office Interiors SMI Concepts Inc Mike Hager Tina Stefens Scott Stephen Summerland Winery Nebil Zarif Suneva Medical Surf Airlines Tamira Restaurant Michael Lacy Taylor Family Tesla Santa Barbara The Dance Network Karyn Laver Shaun Carla Tomson Tropicana Student Living Evelin Seruin Rod Catherine Tyron Phil Unander University Movers Kaila Dan Cattaneo Varial Surf Technology Vina Robles Vineyards Windery Walter Claudio Salon Spa Angela Zungri Walter Claudio Warner Bros TV Anita Williamson John Weninger Zumba Fitness Josette Tkacik You hear about children getting sick but you never imagine it will happen to you When Wyatt was diagnosed with Burkitts lymphoma in March 2009 we were in shock and were not prepared for the impact it would have on our family both financially and emotionally With the loss of one income and huge medical bills TBCF provided financial support that allowed us to keep our heads above water They also helped to cover counseling services to help repair the emotional and social impact on Wyatt We are so grateful to be part of their family Michael Lacy Taylor Former TBCF Family THANK YOU TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS Athena Photo Group Kim Byrnes Photography Charlie Cohn Photography Braulio Godinez Photography Mitch Goldstrom Kendall Klein Photography Livin The Dream Photography Ashly Othic Picture Perfect Santa Barbara Louie Esquivel Santa Barbara Selfies Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation makes 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BEAR CLUB THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS MONETARY IN KIND PREMIER BEAR 50 000 and above Earl Claudia Minnis Weingart Foundation GOLD CHAMPION BEAR 25 000 49 999 Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara Roy Ida Eagle Foundation AMBASSADOR BEAR 10 000 24 999 Anonymous Anonymous Avalan Wealth Management Rich Trudi Schuette Jeff Margo Barbakow Brown Family Foundation The Gardner Grout Foundation Gene Haas Foundation The Linden Family Foundation Mentor Worldwide LLC Nordstrom Rudi Schulte Family Foundation Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians St Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara Michael Lacy Taylor Volentine Family Foundation Williams Corbett Foundation The Yardi Foundation VISIONARY BEAR 5 000 9 999 Aera Energy LLC Anonymous Martin Gina Bell William Kathy Borgers City of Santa Barbara Cottage Health System CureSearch for Children s Cancer Dancing Under The Stars Paul Karen Hermanson Larame Nikki Greene The Greene Family Foundation The Herbert Gertrude Latkin Charitable Foundation John C Mithun 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Family Santa Barbara Investment Company Stacy Tipton Brody Bonny Trejos and Family Venoco Inc Monte Maria Wilson HEALER BEAR 1 000 2 499 Advanced Motion Controls Daniel Felicia Schoenewald AIMdyn Inc Adriana Igor Mezic American Riviera Bank Amgen Foundation Anderson Financial Solutions Insurance Services Brent Anderson Angels List Inc Arlington Financial Advisors Wells Hughes A to Z Club Pernelle McCalip Bank of the West Wealth Management Family Wealth Advisors Donna Barranco Fisher Bob Grasa Photography Kerri Boeddeker Dr Francisco Bracho Shirley Burke Kate Butcher J W Sue Colin Eliot Crowley Debra P Geiger Robert Davis Diane Dodds Julia Delgado MD General Pediatrics Chad Ginni Dreier Edison International Doug Lucia Engel Federated Investors Jack Bohnet Ferguson Foundation First Giving Stanley Roberta Fishman Stuart Fuss Genetech Mike Kelly Glassybaby White Light Fund Lisa Green Jane Greenfield Mary Hampson Hayes Commercial Group Francois Louise DeJohn Jackson National Jason 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Foundation Ronald Wolfe Shannon Yanez HELPER BEAR 500 999 Annamaria Bastian Altrusa Club of the Central Coast Foundation Inc Beachside Partners Jon Standring Chris Kathy Borgatello Bordeaux Designs Kristi Mason Bordeaux Blue Shield of California Katarzyna Brand Steve Brooks Bryant Sons LTD Warren Butler Michael Kramer Scott Topper Tom Janice Caesar Carlson Law Group Inc Tim Louise Casey Aaron Lorena Cheverez Christina Rottman Designs LLC Susan Dennis Chiavelli Nicholas Julia Cirbo Circle 45 Logistics Conrad Doss Linda Clough Congregation B nai Brith Heather Copp Sean Melissa Copeland Daniel Jeanie Cornet Ian Corzine Jon Courtney The Crary Foundation Steve Jean Crossland Larry Anne Crowe Patrick Pippa Davis Steven Susan Eng Denbaars Brooke Ebner ExxonMobil Foundation Peter Beth Favero Fishman Family Foundation Francie Naval Inc Naval Francie DDS Michael Melissa Franzen Rohrs Fredrick Brenna Geiger Girl Scouts of CA Central Coast Troop 50816 Larry Theresa Grumet McGowan Guntermann The Henry Family James Jammie Hill Kelly Hope Mark Sheela Hunt Jodi G Designs John Cameron Lorenz Keller Williams Luxury Homes International Bryan Kerner Gary Krasnoff Juanita Chatham Kat Jonathan Krasnoff HELPER BEAR 500 999 Cont Gary Terre Lapman Alan Michelle Lash Deborah Levinson Mary Lewis Los Cinco Locos Winery Al Ballabio Dan Berenguer Bill Burke Larry Weidl John Weninger Petra Luna Susan McClellan Maureen McDermut Mike Nicole McGrew Thomas Means Daniel Tone Meisel Len Miller Monarch Wealth Strategies Aaron Clark New American Funding Network for Good Tony Terri Nisich Ed Joanne Northup Raymond Orlando Matt Pigeon Jeffrey Cindy Pochepan Richard Pool Probitas Properties Ramada LLC ProHealth Inc Richard Trace Carson Kathryn Jeremy Roberts Mary Robinson Rotary Club of Montecito Foundation Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North Charitable Foundation Ron Rowen Roy E Crummer Foundation Frank Schipper Aaron Semler David Schrontz Gary Simpson TrueVision Systems UBS Financial Services Inc Robert Linda Vannier Ventura County Community Foundation Ventura Danzar Zumba Fitness Wynne Painting Inc IN KIND 500 and above 329 Productions Ltd Reggie Brown ABC Television Group Aligned Pilates Studio Erin Griffin Amgen Ashleigh Taylor Photography Auto Camp Ayers Automotive Repair Nikki Ayers Deanna Bacon Bastian World Travel Beth Bastian Travis Beifuss Bella Vista Designs Inc Trevor Zellet BlueStar Parking Travis Jessica Hawley Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck Calypso St Barth Camerata Pacifica Camp Canine United Boys Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County Camp Whittier Casa Blanca Restaurant Cantina Adam White CASAMIGOS Tequila Change A Life Foundation ChannelTechs Sean Checketts Coastal Aircraft Bill Rhonda McBride Cox Communications Cutler s Artisan Spirits Ian Cutler Daniel Gibbings Jewelry Daniel Gibbings Setenay Osman Don Parson Golf Instruction Dragonfly Fire Meighann Helene Earl Warren Showgrounds Charles Eckert IV Elevated Dreams Autumn Phillips El Latino Central Coast Newspaper Even Laflamme Band Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Greg Frontado Tina Fanucchi Frontado Garden Street Company Sarah McKittrick Christine Girvani O Brien Nicole Larame Greene John Greenleaf Pamela Gruen Halper Fine Arts Harbor View Inn Heritage Oaks Bank Holehouse Construction Company John Holehouse John Holmes Hope Family Wines Wes Stella Johnson O Malley s Inc Jump on the School Bus Just Blow Drys Tracy Worthington Kate Somerville Skincare KEYT Hayward Kwit Grant Lepper Goleta Valley Self Storage Joanna Von Yurt Limoneira Jeff Lombardi Los Cinco Locos Lunabella Make Up Hair Ashley Christin Kelly Brown Len Miller Mission Linen Supply Mitch Goldstrom Photography Montecito Journal My Social Booth Noozhawk Olio e Limone Ristorante Alberto Elaine Morello Omni Catering Pacific Plastic Surgery Bill Kamala Parris Jason Pennington Picture Perfect Santa Barbara Louie Esquivel Precision Auto Body Painting John Martha Peterson Hal Price Rockstar Transportation Rudi Schulte Family Foundation Paloma Restaurant Tequila Bar Rudy Alvara Tracy Angel Salon Du Mont Lilibeth Caplinger Santa Barbara Wellness Professionals Santa Barbara County Firefighters Local 2046 Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch Matt Benko Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Santa Barbara Home Improvement Center Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Santa Barbara Newspress San Marcos AAPLE Academy Ben Spievak SB Paella Catering LLC Ben Carol Schuster Smart Office Interiors SMI Concepts Inc Mike Hager Tina Stefens Scott Stephen Summerland Winery Nebil Zarif Suneva Medical Surf Airlines Tamira Restaurant Michael Lacy Taylor Family Tesla Santa Barbara The Dance Network Karyn Laver Shaun Carla Tomson Tropicana Student Living Evelin Seruin Rod Catherine Tyron Phil Unander University Movers Kaila Dan Cattaneo Varial Surf Technology Vina Robles Vineyards Windery Walter Claudio Salon Spa Angela Zungri Walter Claudio Warner Bros TV Anita Williamson John Weninger Zumba Fitness Josette Tkacik You hear about children getting sick but you never imagine it will happen to you When Wyatt was diagnosed with Burkitts lymphoma in March 2009 we were in shock and were not prepared for the impact it would have on our family both financially and emotionally With the loss of one income and huge medical bills TBCF provided financial support that allowed us to keep our heads above water They also helped to cover counseling services to help repair the emotional and social impact on Wyatt We are so grateful to be part of their family Michael Lacy Taylor Former TBCF Family THANK YOU TO OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS Athena Photo Group Kim Byrnes Photography Charlie Cohn Photography Braulio Godinez Photography Mitch Goldstrom Kendall Klein Photography Livin The Dream Photography Ashly Othic Picture Perfect Santa Barbara Louie Esquivel Santa Barbara Selfies Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation makes every effort to list each donor accurately Please let us know if we have inadvertently omitted any donation or incorrectly listed any donor 23
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THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS feel good PRESENTING SPONSOR Earl Claudia Minnis and Family GRC AMBASSADOR BEAR Giffin Rental Travis Amanda Twining MIT JOIN US AS A SPONSOR Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation invites you to make a significant positive impact in the lives of families with a child battling cancer by joining us as a 2017 event sponsor Sponsors are essential to help us carry out our mission and we would be honored to showcase your support PARTNERSHIP THROUGH SPONSORSHIP EXPAND YOUR EXPOSURE AND REACH IN THE COMMUNITY By working together we can alleviate families financial and emotional challenges so they can be there for what s most important caring for their child during their darkest times of need The fight against cancer is a battle that no child should ever have to endure alone We are grateful for each sponsor s championing of our mission TBCF offers unique marketing opportunities that enhance visibility and promotes businesses within the community We look forward to extending these opportunities for increased involvement in our organization thereby building enduring partnerships with our supporters throughout the years UPCOMING EVENTS Little Heroes Events Santa Barbara April 20 2017 Breakfast Westlake Village May 23 2017 Lunch Oxnard December 6 2017 Breakfast Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon Gold Ribbon Campaign September 1 30 2017 Gold Ribbon Luncheon October 5 2017 24 For Sponsorship Opportunities please visit our website or call our office at 805 563 4740 GET BEHIND ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHT YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THIS COMMUNITY We rely on the generosity of individuals as well as businesses which range from family owned local enterprises to some of the world s largest corporations Sponsorships are an ideal investment for your company or your family to make a positive impact in the lives of families in need while receiving marketing exposure that is associated with our critically important mission Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation has a long standing history of hosting notable fundraising events Our events are attended by local business leaders and community philanthropists and provide an exceptional advertising and networking opportunity as well as a superb way to align your brand with an imperative cause With an average of 250 people at our signature events last year TBCF has proven to be one of the most attractive worthy and influential organizations in the Tri County Region HOW TO BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR Your involvement is essential Details regarding opportunities ranging from 1 000 50 000 are described in the 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Guide included in this report or found online at www TeddyBearCancerFoundation org If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Lindsey Leonard Executive Director at 805 563 4740 or lindsey teddybearcancerfoundation org Thank you for your consideration to invest in us with a 2017 sponsorship VISIONARY BEAR Aera Energy LLC GRC Anonymous MIT Avalan Wealth Management Rich Schuette Annual Jeff Margo Barbakow in support of The Carrie Hamilton Fund GRC Lash Family GRC Jack Mithun Mercedes Millington GRC Rudy Schulte Family Foundation MIT Wells Fargo GRC ADVOCATE BEAR Jeff Margo Barbakow in support of The Carrie Hamilton Fund LHB SB Jim Vanessa Bechtel GRC Richard Behrman MD GRC Martin Gina Bell GRC Cox Communications GRC Fell Marking Abkin Montgomery Granet Raney LLP MIT Fielding Graduate University MIT Larame Nikki Greene GRC Larame Nikki Greene MIT Heritage Oaks Bank Annual MarBorg Industries GRC Dr Heath Monique Montgomery General Cosmetic Dentistry MIT The Painted Cabernet Maria Wilson MIT Paloma Angel in loving memory of Lexi Krasnoff Jeffrey Zamora GRC Brody Bonny Trejos and Family GRC Volentine Family Foundation GRC HEALER BEAR AIMdyn Inc Adriana Igor Mezic MIT Anonymous friends of Teddy Bear kids GRC American Riviera Bank GRC Arlington Financial Advisors Wells Hughes LHB SB Martin Gina Bell LHB SB Martin Gina Bell MIT Julia Delgado MD General Pediatrics GRC Julia Delgado MD General Pediatrics MIT Diane Dodds GRC Chad Ginni Dreier MIT Family Wealth Advisors Bank of the West Wealth Management MIT Federated Investors Jack Bohnet MIT Fielding Graduate University GRC Donna Barranco Fisher GRC Genentech Mike Kelly MIT Hayes Commercial Group Francois Louise DeJohn MIT Jackson National MIT Bryan Kerner in honor of our Teddy Bear families MIT Montecito Bank Trust MIT The Moorhouse Family MIT Nasif Hicks Harris Co LLP MIT O Malley s Santa Barbara Dan Carolyn Baham GRC Pacific Coast Design Group MIT Pacific Western Bank GRC Susannah E Rake GRC Susannah E Rake LHB SB The Roberts Design Group Jeremy Kathryn Roberts GRC The Roberts Design Group Jeremy Kathryn Roberts MIT Mark Nicole Romasanta GRC Santa Barbara Family Chiropractic MIT Maryan S Schall GRC Mr Barry Semler Family Santa Barbara Investment Company GRC Mr Barry Semler Family Santa Barbara Investment Company MIT Michael Lacy Taylor and Family MIT Michael Lacy Taylor GRC Wyatt Taylor GRC Time to Shine Window Washing MIT Toyota of Santa Barbara MIT Annual A special sponsorship package for all events GRC Gold Ribbon Campaign MIT Moments in Time LHB SB Little Heroes Breakfast Santa Barbara 25
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS  feel good  PRESENTING SPONSOR Earl   Claudia Minnis and Family  GRC  AMBASSADOR BEAR Giffi...
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 SPONSORS feel good PRESENTING SPONSOR Earl Claudia Minnis and Family GRC AMBASSADOR BEAR Giffin Rental Travis Amanda Twining MIT JOIN US AS A SPONSOR Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation invites you to make a significant positive impact in the lives of families with a child battling cancer by joining us as a 2017 event sponsor Sponsors are essential to help us carry out our mission and we would be honored to showcase your support PARTNERSHIP THROUGH SPONSORSHIP EXPAND YOUR EXPOSURE AND REACH IN THE COMMUNITY By working together we can alleviate families financial and emotional challenges so they can be there for what s most important caring for their child during their darkest times of need The fight against cancer is a battle that no child should ever have to endure alone We are grateful for each sponsor s championing of our mission TBCF offers unique marketing opportunities that enhance visibility and promotes businesses within the community We look forward to extending these opportunities for increased involvement in our organization thereby building enduring partnerships with our supporters throughout the years UPCOMING EVENTS Little Heroes Events Santa Barbara April 20 2017 Breakfast Westlake Village May 23 2017 Lunch Oxnard December 6 2017 Breakfast Gold Ribbon Campaign Luncheon Gold Ribbon Campaign September 1 30 2017 Gold Ribbon Luncheon October 5 2017 24 For Sponsorship Opportunities please visit our website or call our office at 805 563 4740 GET BEHIND ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT EVENTS AND HIGHLIGHT YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THIS COMMUNITY We rely on the generosity of individuals as well as businesses which range from family owned local enterprises to some of the world s largest corporations Sponsorships are an ideal investment for your company or your family to make a positive impact in the lives of families in need while receiving marketing exposure that is associated with our critically important mission Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation has a long standing history of hosting notable fundraising events Our events are attended by local business leaders and community philanthropists and provide an exceptional advertising and networking opportunity as well as a superb way to align your brand with an imperative cause With an average of 250 people at our signature events last year TBCF has proven to be one of the most attractive worthy and influential organizations in the Tri County Region HOW TO BECOME AN EVENT SPONSOR Your involvement is essential Details regarding opportunities ranging from 1 000 50 000 are described in the 2017 Sponsorship Opportunities Guide included in this report or found online at www TeddyBearCancerFoundation org If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Lindsey Leonard Executive Director at 805 563 4740 or lindsey teddybearcancerfoundation org Thank you for your consideration to invest in us with a 2017 sponsorship VISIONARY BEAR Aera Energy LLC GRC Anonymous MIT Avalan Wealth Management Rich Schuette Annual Jeff Margo Barbakow in support of The Carrie Hamilton Fund GRC Lash Family GRC Jack Mithun Mercedes Millington GRC Rudy Schulte Family Foundation MIT Wells Fargo GRC ADVOCATE BEAR Jeff Margo Barbakow in support of The Carrie Hamilton Fund LHB SB Jim Vanessa Bechtel GRC Richard Behrman MD GRC Martin Gina Bell GRC Cox Communications GRC Fell Marking Abkin Montgomery Granet Raney LLP MIT Fielding Graduate University MIT Larame Nikki Greene GRC Larame Nikki Greene MIT Heritage Oaks Bank Annual MarBorg Industries GRC Dr Heath Monique Montgomery General Cosmetic Dentistry MIT The Painted Cabernet Maria Wilson MIT Paloma Angel in loving memory of Lexi Krasnoff Jeffrey Zamora GRC Brody Bonny Trejos and Family GRC Volentine Family Foundation GRC HEALER BEAR AIMdyn Inc Adriana Igor Mezic MIT Anonymous friends of Teddy Bear kids GRC American Riviera Bank GRC Arlington Financial Advisors Wells Hughes LHB SB Martin Gina Bell LHB SB Martin Gina Bell MIT Julia Delgado MD General Pediatrics GRC Julia Delgado MD General Pediatrics MIT Diane Dodds GRC Chad Ginni Dreier MIT Family Wealth Advisors Bank of the West Wealth Management MIT Federated Investors Jack Bohnet MIT Fielding Graduate University GRC Donna Barranco Fisher GRC Genentech Mike Kelly MIT Hayes Commercial Group Francois Louise DeJohn MIT Jackson National MIT Bryan Kerner in honor of our Teddy Bear families MIT Montecito Bank Trust MIT The Moorhouse Family MIT Nasif Hicks Harris Co LLP MIT O Malley s Santa Barbara Dan Carolyn Baham GRC Pacific Coast Design Group MIT Pacific Western Bank GRC Susannah E Rake GRC Susannah E Rake LHB SB The Roberts Design Group Jeremy Kathryn Roberts GRC The Roberts Design Group Jeremy Kathryn Roberts MIT Mark Nicole Romasanta GRC Santa Barbara Family Chiropractic MIT Maryan S Schall GRC Mr Barry Semler Family Santa Barbara Investment Company GRC Mr Barry Semler Family Santa Barbara Investment Company MIT Michael Lacy Taylor and Family MIT Michael Lacy Taylor GRC Wyatt Taylor GRC Time to Shine Window Washing MIT Toyota of Santa Barbara MIT Annual A special sponsorship package for all events GRC Gold Ribbon Campaign MIT Moments in Time LHB SB Little Heroes Breakfast Santa Barbara 25
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