June 2019: Annual Update
Please see the attached annual update letter of the impact of your support of the Sean D Biggs Memorial Foundation. To date, we have raised over $552,000 to support our mission through your extreme generosity.
November 2016: Needham Times Highlights BIGGSteps
“The Foundation and its BIGGSteps events are run by a group of Sean’s immediate family members, extended family and friends. Running the foundation and organizing BIGGSteps are 100 percent volunteer efforts. The people involved represent different aspects of Sean’s life and our work in Sean’s name has created special connections that didn’t exist before. We are all thankful that Sean had time before he passed to communicate what he wanted his foundation to focus on. Knowing we are fulfilling his wishes brings an incredibly positive energy to the work we do together.” ~Dave Jilek, BIGGSteps Needham Co-chair and Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation Board Member
September 2016: BIGGSteps Needham Press Release
“This year’s focus on everyday ways to prevent cancer can have a real impact on the community’s health to reduce their risk of certain cancers. Sean’s dedication to the Needham community and the work of his foundation to carry on his legacy are an inspiration. We are truly honored to receive the support of the ‘BIGGSteps Toward Cancer Prevention’ 5K road race.” ~Dr. Robb Friedman Medical Director for Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center
"The Kesem experience provides children a community of children who understand them," commented Kesem CEO, Jane Saccaro. "For many children, that community is the stepping-stone for improved self-esteem, communication and emotional skills, and outlook on life. Our partnership with the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation is critical to our ability to support more and more children touched by a parent's cancer - including right here in the Boston area."
August 2016: Sports Radio 810 WHB "The Program" radio segment
Nate and cancer-survivor Adam Drovetta discuss how the Foundation and BIGGSteps make a difference.
June 2016: Opening of Camp Kesem in Kansas
Nate and Sporting Kansas City midfielder Jordi Quintilla talk about what makes Camp Kesem special during the first-ever week of Camp Kesem in the state of Kansas.
October 2015: BIGGSteps Needham press release
“As we celebrate the first anniversary of the BID Cancer Center and Surgical Pavilion, we are thankful for the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation’s help in carrying on our mission to deliver high-quality cancer care in a community setting,” said Robb Friedman, MD, Medical Director for the BID Cancer Center.
“We’ve enjoyed a long-standing relationship with the good folks at the BID Needham who first introduced us to The Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation. Since partnering with them we’ve learned of the incredible legacy Sean left behind. As the final race of this year’s Needham Bank 5K Grand Prix series, we hope runners of all abilities will come out and participate next month” commented Mark Whalen, CEO of Needham Bank.
September 2014: BIGGSteps Needham press release
“The mission of the new Beth Israel Deaconess Cancer Center is to deliver academic quality care in a community setting. Sean chose to be treated here in Needham so he could always be close to his family,” said Robb Friedman, MD, Medical Director for the Cancer Center. “We are honored that the Foundation chose to work with us and to donate proceeds from the race to our new Cancer Center.”
August 2014: Sports Radio 810 WHB Border Patrol Segment
Nate and the Border Patrol discuss the family-friendly features of BIGGSteps and how the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation will fund a genetic counselor at the KU Cancer Center's new genetic clinic to help with the prevention and early detection of gastro-intestinal cancers.
August 2013: Sports Radio 810 WHB Border Patrol Segment
Nate discusses how Sean's life inspired friends and family to start the Sean D. Biggs Memorial Foundation, the Foundation's cancer prevention partnership with the University of Kansas Cancer Center and the first annual BIGGSteps Toward Cancer Prevention 5K and Fun Run.