Frequently Asked Questions - TB4CF

The Buzzing for Change Foundation (TB4CF) was formed as a nonprofit corporation in 2006 in order to promote B4C programs and provide start up funding and logistical support on campuses across the country. TB4CF is working with five schools hosting programs in the spring of 2012.

Buzzing for Change is a one day program on a college campus where participants shave their heads or cut their hair for Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children who have lost their hair due to disease. Participants are encouraged to recruit sponsorship for their acts. The event has a carnival-like atmosphere with bands playing, free food and other activities going on. See our press coverage and pictures from past events.

Buzzing for Change was started as a student organization at The George Washington University in 2002, with the first event on September 14th of 2003. The event was started by Judah Ferst, who had lost his mother to cancer when he was 15. It is her spirit and memory that inspires this event with love, determination and hope. The success of the event being hosted three times at GWU led some recent GWU graduates and past B4C @ GWU board members to form The Buzzing for Change Foundation in December of 2006.

Buzzing for Change takes place on college and university campuses across the country. Please click here for a list of programs .

There are a variety of ways to support B4C - everything from making a donation, having your company become a corporate sponsor or becoming a participant. Click here for more information .

We would love to get in touch with them.  Please fill out this form to tell us about them and them about us.

Donate whatever you are comfortable donating. The organization will accept any donation and any amount will help to make a big difference for the kids.

Donors get the satisfaction that they supported a great cause! They will receive a thank you note, via e-mail or snail mail, shortly following the event acknowledging their tax-deductible donation.

Locks of Love is a nonprofit organization that manufactures wigs for children who loose their hair due to disease. More information can be found about them on .

We shave our heads as a way of showing solidarity with those undergoing chemotherapy. It allows those who do not raise any money to still have an impact on our cause.

B4C participants are primarily college students and others associated with the university (i.e. faculty, staff, administrators, etc.). However, many community members come to participate in the event as well as individuals associated with the charity.

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B4C @ GWU 2003 (9/14/03)
31 160 $18,100
B4C @ GWU 2005 (4/10/05)
42 166 $23,000
B4C @ GWU 2006 (4/9/06) 61 186 $18,000
B4C @ GWU 2007 (4/15/07) 80 150 $15,800
B4C @ RU 2008 (3/30/08)* 23 10 $1,600
B4C @ GWU 2008 (4/13/08) 13 68 $10,190
B4C @ DU 2008 (4/16/08) 31 69 $7,150
B4C @ GWU 2009 (4/19/09) 23 69 $11,614
B4C @ BMC 2009 (4/23/09) 28 20 $8,836
B4C @ DU 2009 (4/29/09) 14 76 $8,384
B4C @ BMC 2010 (3/31/10)
87 42 $7,135
B4C @ GWU 2010 (4/18/10)
18 46 $6,166
B4C @ DU 2010 (4/14/10)
17 57 $3,620
B4C @ Pitt 2010 (4/14/10)
B4C @ BMC 2011 $4,639
B4C @ DU 2011 $2,192
B4C @ GWU 2011 $14,511
B4C @ Pitt 2011 $3,150
B4C @ BMC 2012 $7,298
B4C @ DU 2012 $1,660
B4C @ GWU 2012 $6,662
B4C @ Pitt 2012 $4,509
TOTALS: 468 1,119 $186,665

*B4C @ RU stands for B4C @ Rutgers University.  This program was only in existence for one year.

We are now accepting applications for new programs for the spring of 2013. Click here for more information .

There are plenty of ways your company can sponsor B4C (and plenty of great advertising opportunities as well!). Click here for more information.

Buzzing for Change events support children's cancer charities that work to improve the daily activities of children living with cancer. We do not support research or research institutions unless they are working to improve the daily activities of children living with cancer. For example, B4C @ GWU has supported Special Love , an organization that supports camps for children with cancer. B4C @ Drexel and B4C @ Bryn Mawr raise funds for the Pediatric Oncology Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia . B4C @ Pitt Supports The Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation .

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