ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 2013 by then Denver Bronco now San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Zane Beadles, the Zane Beadles Parade Foundation (ZBPF) is a nonprofit organization that supports the journey of young people going through life-changing medical experiences. Why? While playing for the Utah Utes, Zane met Ryker, a 7-year-old boy diagnosed with a brain tumor who dreamed of growing up and becoming a football player. The team adopted him into the Utes family, invited him onto the field and into the locker room during the football season. Unfortunately, Ryker’s dream never came to be. On February 24, 2007, he lost his battle with cancer. The impact Ryker had on Zane, as well as his family history with cancer, inspired him to take action.
WHAT WE DO
In the first three years of the Foundation’s existence, ZBPF has provided more than 2,500 Greatest Gift Programs and brought a sense of normalcy and happiness to more than 5,000 families. Creating fun, memorable experiences for patients during their treatments has been proven to significantly improve their quality of life and overall recovery. By providing our gifts, we hope to relieve the stress often experienced during treatment and contribute to patients’ well being. We believe that is the greatest gift we can give them!
The Impact of our Support
Frequently totaling more than $1 million per child, the expenses associated with oncology care can be devastating to a family’s financial wellbeing. Many families have been impoverished by their child’s disease; often a parent must stop working to care for their child. ZBPF’s goal is to raise funds to assist the families with expenses as well as provide programming opportunities and experiences they would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy!
- 2500 Greatest Gift Programs in California, Colorado, Florida and Utah
- Building a new Sport Court in the Brent’s Place, too
- Delivered 4 Bags of Fun in Salt Lake City, Utah
- Sponsored one long-term suite for bone marrow transplant and long-term oncology patients and their families at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain region.