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Partners
The Be A Hero Become A Donor Foundation is proud to have partners that understand and have the ability to look beyond their own cause, and are able work with other like-minded organizations.  We believe that an individual who is willing to donate in one way, once educated and aware, is more than willing to participate in donation of all capacities.  Natural partners for BAHBAD are the National Marrow Donor Program through DKMS Americas, Donate Life Registry, and all blood companies.  We all share the commitment to donation, helping one another with a "give and take" attitude.



American Red Cross American Red Cross
Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell, anemia and other illnesses. Some people need regular blood transfusions to live. Giving blood is simple and convenient — sign up to donate now.  Partners with the NMDP and Donate Life Registry.  Primary partner to the BAHBAD Foundation providing opportunities and support to our efforts to raise awareness and educate donors of all capacities.

Donate Life Donate Life
Organ and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive, normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. You have the power to change someone's world by being a donor. It's about living. It's about Life.  Happy to partner with NMDP and blood companies to rasie awarenss.

American Associations of Blood Banks American Associations of Blood Banks
AABB is an international association representing individuals and institutions involved in activities related to transfusion and cellular therapies, including transplantation medicine. AABB member facilities are responsible for collecting virtually all of the nation’s blood supply and transfusing more than 80 percent of all blood and blood components used in the United States. All the blood companies that BAHBAD partners with are members of this organization.

Community Blood Bank Community Blood Bank
The Community Blood Bank is dedicated to providing service to the communities of the Coachella Valley, Morongo Basin, Blythe and Banning/Beaumont Pass with a reliable, safe and consistent supply of blood components.

HemaCare HemaCare
HemaCare collects, processes and distributes human blood products to hospitals and research-related organizations. We operate donor centers and mobile donor vehicles to collect transfusable blood products from donors, and offer human-derived blood products to health research organizations. HemaCare also provides blood related services, principally therapeutic apheresis procedures, stem cell collection and other blood treatments, to patients and in connection with clinical trials.  Happy to partner with NMDP and Donate Life Registry.

Indiana Blood Center Indiana Blood Center
Indiana Blood Center is a vital link in Indiana's health care infrastructure, supplying more than 550 units of blood to more than 60 Indiana hospitals every day. The nonprofit community service organization was founded in 1952 to provide a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood products and testing services.

Memorial Blood Centers Memorial Blood Centers
Memorial Blood Centers is a nationally known, locally operated, nonprofit community blood center that serves more than 30 hospitals in the Twin Cities metro area, northern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.  Happy to work with the NMDP and Donate Life Registry to raise awareness.

San Diego Blood Bank San Diego Blood Bank
Saving lives with quality blood services in partnership with the community. Contracted out by the NMDP, running marrow drives with funding from the SDBB Foundation.

Sponsors
The Be A Hero Become A Donor Foundation is thrilled to have organizations that whole heartedly believe in our cause and sponsor our efforts through financial and/or in kind donations.  Without our sponsors, we would not be able to educate, raise awareness, or support our causes, nor fund our donor drives.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

SET Waterpolo
SET Waterpolo
SET Waterpolo is one of the premier water polo teams in the country.  While Evan and his sibling are part of the SET family, SET has gone beyond the call of duty beening tremendously supportive of the Cousineau family.  At the onset of Evan's diagnosis, SET hosted an amazing fundraiser for the Cousineau Family, including comedian Jeff Durham, raising close to $40,000.  This was followed by the Brad Schumacher, team owner, turning their annual Kap 7 Cup water polo tourney into the annual Evan Cousineau Cup. At the 2008 inaguaral event, they raised $10,000 for the foundation.

Caringbridge
Caringbridge
Free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.  We could not have shared our journey and continue to do so, without the amazing free service that CaringBridge has provided.  We will be eternally grateful.

Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
The Anaheim Ducks have graciously offered to help us raise awareness and educate the NHL community to the need for donors of all capacities by playing our PSA during the Duck broadcasts on KDOC and Fox television stations during the month of March, 2009.  We hope to have a long and fruitful relationship with the Anaheim Ducks.

California Ad Company
California Ad Company
Joe Sachen and his company, have embraced the BAHBAD Foundation and has generously offered to provide us our "chatskies" at an amazing cost to us.  Joe and his wife, Lisa, are dear friends.  Instead of meeting at the park, like we should have here in south Orange County, we met at a grief group after losing our children, Savannah in May of 2007 and Evan in November. Two familes to be "reckoned" with, the Sachen's support the BAHBAD Foundation, and we, Savannah's Organic Ranch. See more about this amazing foundation also under sponsors.

Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Skate
Give Blood Play Hockey Inline Skate
Mary, then a soon-to-be senior at Mater Dei High School and long-time hockey player, wanted to do a community service project for school credit and do something around hockey. She saw a Give Blood Play Hockeybumper sticker, and the idea was born. The GBPH concept also had a special meaning to Mary; earlier in the year, her grandfather passed away after battling a rare form of cancer. At the end of his battle, he was receiving 3 pints of blood a week. Give Blood inspired Mary for the opportunity of also creating a blood drive to replace what he used, and give even more back to the community. Play Hockey also served Mary's own passion for playing hockey, and from her tournament experience she knew it could make money - in this case, proceeds which would further help the community. In 2007, GBPH passed the "goal can" for Evan to help us with medical expenses. The next year, after we lost Evan, I approached the committee about allowing us to have a "marrow registry" along with the blood drive. They agreed to not only host the drive, but fund 100 donors. We look forward to "saving lives" yearly with GBPH.

Hope Kids
Hope Kids
Restoring Hope. Transforming Lives.
HopeKids provides ongoing events & activities and a powerful, unique support community for children with cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions.  We surround these remarkable children and their families with the message that hope can be a powerful medicine. Evan and his family joined Hope Kids as soon as they came to Minnesota for his treatment.  While Evan didn't get to participate in the events offered, his family did, and still do whenever they visit their second home.  Not only that, but Hope Kids offered to host a Marrow Drive at their yearly festival, bringing 138 people to the registry, many of them Hope Kid's family members, funded the drive, and in return, a marrow donor was found in the mix and is preparing to donor to a patient in need.  This donor to be happens to be mom to a Hope Kid.  Wow!!

Izze
Izze
IZZE Sparkling Juice is naturally sweet. No refined sugar, no caffeine, no artificial anything, ever. Just natural fruit juice and sparkling water.  Evan was introduced to Izzes by the Rodriguez Family at a water polo tourney week's before his diagnosis.  After that, the kids were hooked and mom was happy, as Izze is fruit juice and water, but the kids think it is soda. A big NO-NO in the Cousineau house.  All though Evan's treatment, you could find an Izze at his bedside, and at his celebration of life, a employee of Izze gave everyone there a huge treat by supplies Izzes for everyone down at the beach.  Izze continues to support BAHBAD by supplying Izzes for us to offer to all Marrow Registry donors.  And in turn, we have people nationwide who drink Izze because of Evan.

Oakley
Oakley
Oakley was created for world-class athletes, those who see the limits of possibility as just another challenge. Their dedication drives us to look beyond the conventional ideas of industry standards. It’s in our DNA to identify problems, create inventions, and wrap those inventions in art. And simply to make things better than anyone thought possible. Understand the efforts that the BAHBAD Foundation, providing us with opportunities and funds to raise awareness and educate not only their employees, but our communities at large.

OC Fire
OC Fire
Every member of the Orange County Fire Authority contributes to the quality of life within our community. We protect and support the needs of our "neighbors" to the fullest extent possible while helping and supporting ourselves. We believe in our proud traditions and our dynamic future. Our community respects and values our services and we constantly reinforce that the responsibilities with which we are entrusted are well placed.  The OCFA is a primary partner of the BAHBAD Foundation, providing opportunities to educate their employees, the community, as well as producing BAHBAD education materials.

Savannah's Organic Ranch
Savannah's Organic Ranch
Savannah’s Organic Ranch has been created to continue the legacy of Savannah’s passion for people, animals and nature by educating children and adults alike on the benefits of organic foods and farming to our bodies, our fellow living creatures, and our planet. We aim to spread the seeds of a healthier future by involving children in the organic process, from planting to harvesting, and then creating and enjoying healthy meals, and by doing so, empowering them to make choices that will better all. Finally, in addition to education and nutrition, our ranch will encourage philanthropy by involving children in the donation of organic foods to local food banks and other charities, as well as allocating a portion of funds raised toward easing the lives of children battling pediatric cancer.
 
Savannah lost her fight six months before Evan.  Our family's met at a grief group and immediately felt connected to one another.  The "Be A Hero Become A Donor" foundation is committed to helping raise awareness for Savannah's Dream, and in turn, her family supports our dream.  


Supporters

The Be A Hero Become A Donor Foundation wants to acknowledge the organizations that "support" our efforts to raise awareness and educate the nation, as well as provide support through our website to patients and families in need.  Supporters offer us "opporunities" in their communities we otherwise would not have.


St. Edwards the Confessor Catholic Church
St. Edwards the Confessor Catholic Church
We, the Roman Catholic Community of Saint Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, united in our love for God, through the power of the Holy Spirit commit ourselves to build the Kingdom of God through our discipleship and service to all. St. Edwards has embraced donation of all capacities by hosting regular blood drives as well as an annual Marrow Donor Registry.



Evan's Story
Help us save lives in honor of Evan Cousineau by joining the registry and/or making a donation to help fund these drives. Watch our journey with Evan called  A Mother's Quest
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