About BMF page


The Brian Morden Foundation was created to honor Brian, a courageous 19 year old, who battled Ewing's Sarcoma for more than two years. He lost the battle on February 15, 2003, but his family, friends, and many others who only knew Brian by reputation have vowed to continue the fight against this horrible disease.

The foundation has three goals:

  • Fund Ewing's Sarcoma and childhood cancer research.
  • Support patients, family, and staff of pediatric oncology units*
  • Provide funding for "Brian Morden Memorial" higher education scholarships

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the Musical by Award Winning
Kooman and Dimond

Raised $32, 258

for the Brian Morden Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer

We are extremely grateful to


UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, The Medicine Shoppe,  NPC Inc, the DelGrosso Family of Companies including Delgrosso Foods, Marianna’s Fundraisers and DelGrosso’s Amusement Park; Geisinger Hospital, The Blair Companies, and Altoona arts patron Shirley Pechter.


Kooman and Associates




Brian’s 2001 Make a Wish trip was to visit Bungie Studios in Redmond, Washington, where some of his most beloved computer games were developed. There, Brian had the chance to play HALO, X-box's 2001 Game of the Year, before it was released, do a voice-over for HALO, and so much more.

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*Brian was lovingly cared for at Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh, the initial focus of the second BMF goal. We still plan to contribute in important ways to the oncology unit there, however, we have expanded our outreach with Brian Baskets and "Issy" bears, sending them to other pediatric cancer patients especially to those in the Altoona Area, Janet Weis Children's Hospital in Geisinger, Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where some of our area children are being treated. We have also tried to brighten up the day for some children from the Ewing's Sarcoma list serv. If you know a child with cancer who could use a "pick-me-up," please contact us at fdj@brianmordenfoundation.org. We hope to be able to help as many pediatric oncology patients as possible.

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Contact The Brian Morden Foundation at fdj@brianmordenfoundation.org

last updated 8/11/2014