On July 26, 2006, The Bryce Michael Anderson Memorial Foundation (hereafter "The Bryce Foundation") was incorporated as a Virginia nonprofit and nonstock corporation. The Foundation is organized and operated in accordance with the rules and regulations governing tax-exempt organizations described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. On August 22, 2007, the IRS formally recognized The Bryce Foundation as being exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under section 170 of the Code.
The mission of The Bryce Foundation is to provide assistance to research efforts on behalf of children suffering from cancer and support for their families.
- We support research efforts aimed at the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancers.
- We support parental education, advocacy, and financial assistance.
The creation of a non-profit charitable foundation allows us to provide direct programs to assist children with cancer and their families and work with worthy charities to accomplish our mission.
PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS:
HEALTHY MEALS AT GEORGETOWN
Ensuring proper nutrition during cancer battles is very important for patients and their families. We also know from experience how stale hospital food can taste after just a few days. In September 2007, The Bryce Foundation initiated its Healthy Meals Program at Georgetown University Hospital. Since then, we have provided $4,000 worth of Whole Foods gift cards each year to pediatric oncology patients and their families. We have received many wonderful thank you notes from families affirming how much they value the Healthy Meals Program.
The Whole Foods Market in Georgetown is under one mile from the Hospital. With lengthy hospitalization stays, it is nice, when able, for parents to get out for some fresh air while they walk (or drive) to the Whole Foods to get some healthy food for themselves (and their child when eligible and able).
The Healthy Meals cards are delivered to inpatient families at the discretion of the staff social worker. The cards come with a personalized note from the Bryce Foundation. This program provides a nice way to show families the love and the support of the community from whom they are separated during long hospital stays.
Special thanks goes to Dr. Aziza Shad and Mary Lane, MSW, at Georgetown for their help to set up this worthwhile program.
Here’s What People are saying about the Healthy Meal Program:
Your donation of gift cards for food has been an invaluable asset to our programs….Our families have been most appreciative of the ability to receive the gift cards as it provides a sense of relief to parents to be able to provide necessities to their families.
We would like to thank the Bryce Foundation for donating Whole Foods gift cards as part of the Healthy Meals for families. Your organization’s generosity and the Georgetown Staff considering us for the gift card is greatly appreciated by our family.
We thank you so much for your generous contributions. Whole Foods is a fabulous place, and healthy eating is important to us. We also appreciate your prayers.... May God bless you and the work you do for others in need - we will keep your efforts in our prayers.
Thank you so much for the $50 Whole Food gift card you gave us. Our daughter was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The gift card was a great blessing.
"I am the mother of a two-year old suffering from leukemia. Thank you so much for your food gift card and the understanding you have shown during this difficult time."
I wanted to say thank you so much for the Whole Foods card.... [Our son] was hospitalized for over a week and when we got out, we were able to finally get some real good and healthy food in us.
HAPPILY HUNGRY COOKBOOK
In 2012, the Bryce Foundation made a signficant gift to help fund Danielle Navidi's book entitled Happily Hungry, which contains special recipes for kids with cancer.
HEALTHY MEALS AND GAS GIFT CARDS AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
In September 2008, The Foundation initiated its Healthy Meals program for the pediatric oncology unit at Children’s Hospital in Washington, DC. Modeled on our Healthy Meals program at Georgetown University Hospital, we are now providing Children’s Hospital a total of $4000 of food and gas gift cards per year, to assist pediatric oncology patients and their families.
We're honored that you chose to expand your program to Hematology-Oncology at Children's National Medical Center, where we serve a diverse patient population from throughout the mid-Atlantic region. I wish you could see the surprise, relief, and thankfulness on the faces of these early recipients. The gift cards are so important, and we are really grateful to be able to help our families in such a meaningful way.
THE EXTRA MILE NURSING AWARD
The Bryce Foundation recognizes the importance of superior nursing care for pediatric oncology patients. In 2008, The Bryce Foundation initiated "The Extra Mile" pediatric oncology nursing award at Johns Hopkins University Hospital (JHUH). This annual award is intended to recognize and inspire excellence in pediatric oncology nursing. Patient and parent nominations are carefully evaluated and selected by professional pediatric oncology staff at JHUH. On an annual basis, The Bryce Foundation provides a $1,000 award to each of four pediatric oncology nurses selected for their excellence in compassionate care.
Congratulations to the 2021 winners of the "Extra Mile" Nursing Awards!
Kelsey Wilt, Cara Kramer, Laura Drexel, Rebecca Miller!
What Nurses are saying about the "Extra Mile"
Nursing Award which recognizes excellence in pediatric oncology:
I cannot begin to express to you how special it was to receive the excellence in nursing award from 'Brycey's foundation.' It is truly an honor and I am grateful to you both for all the time and effort you put into creating this award. I believe that it is a testament of God's love and grace in your lives that you have been able to turn your painful past experiences into future hope for others. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generosity, vision and courage. I am excited to see all the wonderful things that will come from the BRYCE Foundation. Thank you again!
Thank you so much for your generosity to Pediatric Oncology Nursing through the Bryce Foundation. I am honored to be a recipient of the "Go the Extra Mile" award. The Bryce Foundation is such a wonderful way to celebrate the life of Bryce while supporting Pediatric Oncology, as well as the patients and families affected. As a nurse, I feel truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with amazing patients and dedicated families such as yourself.
Just wanted to thank you once again for ... the "Extra Mile Award' for nursing excellence. It is such a wonderful tribute to the memory of Bryce and hopefully will inspire Pediatric Oncology nurses to continue to go "that extra mile" for years to come. I was deeply honored to be one of the first recipients of this award. I wish the best for... the Bryce Foundation....
The Bryce Foundation will continue its policy of measured growth. As financial circumstances permit, our plan is to expand our existing Healthy Meals and Nursing Award programs to other local area hospitals.
Consistent with our mission, we also plan to explore other creative programs to assist pediatric cancer patients and their families.