(TRENTON) – The General Assembly honored The Hugs for Brady Foundation with a ceremonial resolution during last Thursday’s voting session for its work in combating childhood cancer and helping families defray the cost of cancer treatments.
Sponsored by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset/ Mercer/ Middlesex/ Hunterdon), Assemblyman Joseph Danielsen (D-Middlesex/Somerset) and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset/ Mercer/ Middlesex/ Hunterdon), the ceremonial resolution was presented to Sherrie Wells, co-founder and mother of the foundation’s namesake, Brady Wells, her family and the foundation’s board members.
“Hearing the words, ‘Your child has cancer,’ is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent. Thousands of children in New Jersey are diagnosed with cancer each year, and their families need support. The Wells family turned their tragedy into a way to help many children and families who are battling this devastating disease. This ceremonial resolution honors their selflessness and dedication to finding treatments for childhood cancers, and supporting children and their families,” said Zwicker.
Founded in 2009 by Sherrie and Michael Wells to help children diagnosed with cancer after their son Brady was diagnosed with non-differentiated acute leukemia, the Hugs for Brady Foundation has made tremendous contributions to children’s cancer research and provided both emotional and financial support for families.
“Brady passed away in my arms at just 23 months old from this hideous disease. The first year of his life he was happy, smart, beautiful and healthy,” said Sherrie Wells. “Cancer just suddenly appears and even after a very tough battle, it takes children’s lives. We need to do more to save our children, we need to fund research, and we need to find a cure.”
Childhood cancer affects more than 2,000 children in New Jersey alone, and the number nationwide exceeds 250,000 children. Foundations like Hugs for Brady play a significant role in curing childhood cancers, not just in New Jersey, but across the country.
Hugs for Brady is headquartered in South Brunswick Twp. For more information about the Hugs for Brady Foundation, click HERE.