BENEFITING: Remember Betty Foundation
Our Mission.... It is the mission of Remember Betty to help minimize the financial burden associated with breast cancer for patients & survivors, so that they can focus on recovery & quality of life. Our mission is to make sure that the legacy of Betty Wood lives on.
Founded by Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block in memory of his mother, Betty, our mission is to help minimize the financial burden associated with breast cancer for patients & survivors by providing direct financial support to them so that they can focus on recovery & quality of life. Our goal is to fill the gap left by the major breast cancer charities. Research & awareness are great, but they do no good if a patient can't afford the treatments, or if they have to choose between paying for treatment or paying the electricity bill, buying groceries, or rent.
History of Remember Betty....
After the death of his mother, Betty, from breast cancer in 1999, NKOTB member Danny Wood searched for a way to keep her memory alive. He started the Betty Wood Breast Cancer Foundation during his solo career to help raise funds for breast cancer research & early detection. The return of NKOTB in 2008 gave Danny a larger audience for the story of his mother and her fight against breast cancer. Fans began walking & raising money under the name Team Betty at breast cancer awareness races across the US and Canada in 2009. Rallying behind their brother, the members of NKOTB created pink ribbon items to sell during their reunion tour. Using his mother’s memory as inspiration, Danny released a solo album, ‘Stronger: Remember Betty’, with all proceeds being donated to the fight against breast cancer.
Known today as Remember Betty, we have over 140 teams in 20 countries and have raised over $1.4million in the fight against breast cancer. 2015 sees us launching our own charity in an effort to support the financial and quality of life needs for breast cancer patients and survivors.
For more information on Remember Betty, please visit our website at www.rememberbetty.com