Meghan Rose Bradley Foundation Letter

Mehghan Rose Foundation letter 2021

February 18, 2021

Attention: Mr. James W. Kudless, Treasurer
New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA)
10 Newport Drive
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

Dear NJWA Board Members:

I want to extend my genuine and profound gratitude for the generosity of the New Jersey Wireless Association. Our organization is honored that you selected our organization once again, as one of your charities of the year. This is certainly a distinguished honor and one we hold in very high regard.

Your gracious contribution of $30,000 in memory of our beloved Board member Connie Lakas Weiss is perhaps one of the most meaningful contributions our organization has ever received. My husband Bob and I were deeply touched when we heard the news. When Steve called, I was unable to hold back tears as Connie was not only committed to our mission, but she was a cherished friend and truly a very special person. Her work was a labor of love and she gave her talent, her expertise, and her heart during ever project.

Our Foundation has funded $500,000 toward cutting edge research for pediatric brain cancer which includes the following institutions: Columbia University, Penn State University College of Medicine and The National Children’s Center in Washington, D.C. In fact, because of our funded research, in 2019 Columbia University collected enough data to secure a five (5) million-dollar grant from VBI vaccines which provided them the opportunity to begin clinical trials.

Meghan, my daughter, lost her battle to this horrific cancer at the very young age of 16; Diagnosed on October 1, 2004 and gone on November 7, 2004. Your support offers hope to the children and parents who struggle to deal with this illness. We all know that there is no more devastating circumstance then to have a child diagnosed with, what is oftentimes, a fatal illness.

Connie’s spirit will live on through our work as we will someday win this fight against pediatric brain cancer and give children a fighting chance for a brighter tomorrow.

On behalf of the Meghan Rose Bradley Foundation, we remain forever grateful.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Ileen F. Bradley

mrbfoundation@gmail.com – 6 Preston Drive, Branchburg, NJ 08876 – (732) 735-3291

In memory of Constance “Connie” Lakas Weiss