Although head, neck and oral cancers have increased in the 20-55 year old age group, research funding for these cancers has not increased. The foundation was launched June 3, 2012, the day after Brandon C. Gromada died at the age of 38 of an aggressive head and neck cancer.
The mission of the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation is to increase public awareness of head and neck cancers, and raise funds for research seeking cures for these types of cancer.
The goals of the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation are to:
1. Increase awareness of head and neck cancers
2. Raise funds for innovative research that will find a cure for such cancers, particularly poorly differentiated squamous cell cancer (SCC), which is the type that affected Brandon.
Brandon's Foundation has awarded two head and neck cancer research grants per year since 2014. In the future, the Foundation hopes to increase both the number of and amounts for such research grants.
The Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.