You are invited to help support our 14th Annual Charity Fundraiser as the Kaye/Bassman Foundation Presents: Fright Night! Join us at Concrete Cowboy on October 17th as we support two worthy beneficiaries – Baylor Health Care Systems Cancer Department and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Since inception, the Foundation has donated over $1,350,000 to our deserving charities, and we appreciate your support as we continue to make a tremendous impact on these two invaluable organizations!
In 2010, we lost our dear friend and Partner Cindy Ornish after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Cindy was a 19 year veteran of KBIC, and inspired all of us with her strength and determination. Cindy’s last wish was for the Kaye/Bassman Foundation to allocate funds to the Baylor Cancer Program. Last year, our own Tracy Kaye was diagnosed with breast cancer, and the team at Baylor was alongside her every step of the way for her successful fight. After a year of treatment under their care, Tracy is now cancer free. The team at Baylor has given so much to Kaye/Bassman over the years, and it is our privilege to give back to them in return.
We also support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a form of MD that typically limits itself to male youth. Symptoms usually appear before age 6, and by age 12, most patients are confined to a wheelchair. There is no known cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy; treatment aims to control symptoms to maximize quality of life. We are personally connected to this cause as one of our former Partner’s sons has been diagnosed with the disease. We are hopeful to provide funding for a cure.