Dear Friend,

Thank you for your consideration of donating to the Mark Alexander Baranowski Memorial Foundation. We are very excited to be in our 15th year as a foundation. We have donated over $155,000.00 to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) during our tenure, and look forward to adding to that total this year. With your help, the foundation can meet our goals and continue to help these children with life altering sicknesses.

Alex was born on September 9, 1981 at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg. Alex was born with a congenital heart defect. At the age of twenty-one months and again at the age of four and a half,  he had groundbreaking heart surgeries lead by at the University of Alabama Heart Hospital in Birmingham, AL. These surgeries allowed him to live a full and healthy childhood. In 2001, Alex had open heart surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Under the care of Dr. Mitch Cohen and Dr. Ron Tenale, he was given another four years. Alex’s battle with his heart condition ended in February of 2005. He will always be remembered for his loving heart, warm personality, and his supportive and giving nature.

We carry on Al’s legacy every day through our actions, and, once a year, the foundation puts on the annual Al B. Open Golf Tournament in his honor. Please help us continue carrying on Alex’s legacy by donating to our cause this year.  To donate online, please click on the "Donate" button below and make your donation.  You can also mail in your donation by clicking the "Download" link below, fill out the form and mail to the address on the form.  Please make all checks payable to ‘The Mark Alexander Baranowski Memorial Fund’.  

This fund is a project of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, fiscal sponsor.  The official registration and financial information of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities may be obtained for the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, with Pennsylvania at 1.800.732.0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

Thank you and God bless,

The Mark Alexander Baranowski Foundation Committee


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