TB1F and Brax are dedicated to making a difference. Being able to provide positive experiences or 'day brighteners' that can immediately affect patients and families is critical to Brax's mission.
Take a look at what we are doing below and our events that help fund TB1F' mission.
No One Fights Alone! We Got This!
Brax & TB1F have added a Gopher Sports Suites as offering to further our mission of brightening days for our Masonic families.
This experience aligns perfectly with our mission of brightening days and gives patients and families something to look forward to.
At the same time, it provides a much more controlled environment for families with compromised kids, a chance for patients to meet other patients going through similar diagnoses/treatment plans and a great opportunity for parents to connect with other parents in a casual atmosphere without the pressure or anxiety of having to explain their situation, as everyone is battling or has battled some life changing diagnosis. We currently work with Gopher Football, Hockey, Basketball and Gymnastics.
This new program added in 2022 with iHeart and KFAN focuses on the story of a patient/family every Home game week during the Minnesota Vikings season with radio and social media attention. In addition, each family is provided a VIP game experience in a Club or Suite to attend a home game.
This offering builds on Brax's mission of brightening days by providing a unique on-air story, in addition to a family friendly, VIP gameday experience for patients and families.
Brax's relationship with the 3M Open as the Jr. Ambassador and the partnership with MHealth Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital has made the Family Cabin both a safe and exciting way for patients and families to watch the 3M Open with a VIP experience
Each year during the Holiday season TB1 Fund gives away electronics to patients in the hospital. Items like Nintendo Switch Lites, iPads, AirPods, Amazon Fire Sticks, Amazon Fire Tablets and Hulu & Netflix gift cards provide entertainment and a distraction for the patients, but are also invaluable during inpatient stays, times of low energy or immobility and traveling to/from appointments.
Carousel Motor Group has joined forces with TB1Fund to help Brax in her mission of collecting toys, books, and games during the month of July to be used to brighten the day of patients and families at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. Please watch for info throughout the month of July for ways to help and make it a special month for kids confined to the hospital.
In addition, CMG has pledged a 5-year commitment to help TB1F takeover and stock the 5th Floor Toy Closet, guaranteeing that space will never run out of toys and activities for patients and families.
Brax in partnership with UNRL is providing every new patient with a very special (and exclusive) TB1F/UNRL T-Shirt. This year we made the shirt more colorful. Officially the "Good Vibes" shirt!
Brax was an instant fan of UNRL after seeing their clothing at the 2019 Champions for Children Golf Event to support the Masonic Children's Hospital. And one of their catch phrases couldn't fit more perfectly - "you are what you wear". Every kid at M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital is truly UNREAL and what better way to show it than by wearing it.
We know first hand the sacrifices siblings make when their brother or sister is going through a life changing diagnosis and they play a HUGE role in the whole equation and many times are their biggest cheerleader. On Sibling Appreciation day we recognize the siblings and give them a special day, with the help from our friends at Carousel Motor Group.
TB1 Fund's newest programming & collab in the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio! Music Monday's now has my good friends GenNow and DJ Mad Mardigan entertaining patients and families every month. We wanted to find a way to integrate DJ Mad Mardigan's talent into something healing, entertaining and of course day brightening and what better way than to pump it into every room thanks to the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio. -> Watch the intro video!!
Video content was created in the Zucker Family Suite and Broadcast Studio
One of Brax's favorite days around the hospital is when they hold special social events and bring food to the main lobby (Olive Garden, Red Rabbit, Ice Cream, and more). Brax's favorite morning food (or anytime food) is donuts and more specifically chocolate glazed donuts. She coined the phrase "Donut Ever Give Up!" and in honor of that we will be having a quarterly Cub x Caribou breakfast for all Masonic patients and families in the main lobby.
Brand New Experience launched in the Fall of '23.
Rebound Club is on a mission to make a positive impact on the lives of those facing health challenges by providing memorable experiences and the joy of attending NBA games.
Brax has teamed up Jack & Sam Hetherington who came up with this new experience.
Our goal is to provide patients and families at M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital with the unique opportunity to attend Minnesota Timberwolves games in a luxury suite with a VIP experience at the Target Center.
“We hope to bring smiles, create lasting memories, and offer a source of strength during tough times.” -Hetherington Boys
TB1F has partnered with Give16's Jason & Carly Zucker to host a Patient/Family VIP hockey night when Jason and the Pittsburgh Penguins are playing the Wild. Patients and families are invited to an all-inclusive hosted suite with signed Jason Zucker memorabilia and an exclusive meet & greet after the game! #DayBrightened
One of TB1F's primary focus areas is Child Family Life. This group is instrumental in making not only the patient's time on Floor 5 as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, but also the entire family. Brax was immediately blown away by this wonderful group of people and their role in the hospital and she wants to make CFL a focus area by providing patients and families with entertainment, meal and incidental gift cards to help with day to day needs. The time spent in the hospital away from family and friends outside of your normal "comfort" zone can be very challenging and overwhelming and TB1F wants to help in making this easier in any way possible.
In addition, there is also a special request form which can be filled out for special or specific requests. For many families, they are from out of town and many much further away. There may be times a family needs extra help in regards to travel, lodging or even coordinating a special family member or friend to come visit. TB1F wants to try and help. Click on the link below for an application for special requests and return to your CFL team member or directly to TB1F.
TB1 Fund's Biggest Annual Fundraiser. This one of a kind event blends a mix of horse racing, silent & live auctions, and a party atmosphere in a unique and exclusive venue. All funds raised go back to helping Brax further her mission of supporting programming that makes an immediate impact to patients and families at the hospital.
This is an event for the WHOLE FAMILY with a golf theme. Golf + Minnesota summers = FUN! Brax wanted to create an event that would be fun for all ages that she could attend with her family and friends and at the same time help raise money for her foundation.
From that idea, Putt 4 Patients was born and Brax's ideas became a reality. So, while the event is golf themed, there will be food trucks, bounce houses & challenger courses, live DJ, photo opportunities and LOTS of great prizes. It's guaranteed to be an afternoon of COMPLETE FAMILY FUN!
Summer Sounds Charity Music Festival combines the efforts of two local charities to help raise awareness and critical funding for patients and families at M Health Fairview Masonic Children's Hospital. Brown Boys Benefit & TB1 Fund are excited to partner on this brand new fundraising event in the north metro this summer.
The Brown Boy's Benefit's focus is on NICU family support and TB1 Fund's focus is on day brightening programs & experiences for patients and families.
2 Charities x 2 Missions x 2 Nights x Same Hospital
The Sonoran Shootout debuted Winter '24 in the Phoenix area during the Waste Management Open. This event was put in place to engage donors who winter and/or visit Phoenix during the People's Open, as well as drawing on our local AZ support. After a successful first year, we are bringing this event back in '25. More details to follow end of 2024.