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Bee Merry party keeps cancer families buzzing

The BumbleBee Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting pediatric cancer families in Southern California and Idaho, held a Candy Cane Lane-themed holiday celebration Dec. 9 at the Boys and Girls Club in Simi Valley, and the Simi Valley Acorn was there to cover the story. Read their story here: Bee Merry party keeps cancer families

Thanks Acorn for Great Press!

The Mighty Acorn press outdid themselves for helping us spread the word about the annual Golf outing. Our Golf Outing was held this year on June 12, and we were very successful. The event raised over $130,000! We thank the Acorn Press for not only helping to publicize the event in 3 different editions, but

Bumblebee Receives Grant from eWomen Network

BumbleBee was one of 11 nonprofits awarded chapter grants at the eWomenNetwork Conference in Dallas, TX. Executive Director Heather Donatini accepts a plaque from former Calabasas Chapter Managing Director Toni Caruso, along with Sandra Yancy, eWomenNetwork CEO and founder and the Network’s Creative Director, Brianna Dai. Here is a short video of that announcement.


The BumbleBee Foundation raised over $128,000 at its second annual golf tournament on June 20 at Sunset Hills Country Club in Thousand Oaks. Money raised will go toward BumbleBee’s six core programs that provide comprehensive support for pediatric cancer families locally and throughout California and Idaho. Read more here: Bee good to one another


Heather and Jason Donatini heard the words that every parent dreads; Your child has cancer. “The day our four-and-a-half-year-old son took his final breath after battling liver cancer for 18 months was when Jason and I knew our cancer journey was far from over. We knew there were still children lying in beds on the


The BumbleBee Foundation will present its second annual golf tournament at 8:30 a.m. Mon., June 20 at Sunset Hills Country Club, 4155 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. The pediatric cancer organization was co-founded in Southern California 11 years ago by Heather Donatini, who lost her 4-year-old son, Jarren, to a rare form of liver cancer. Donatini


After losing her 4-year-old son, Jarren, to a rare form of liver cancer, executive director Heather Donatini and her husband Jason were so inspired by the support of her community that they decided to start an organization to help families going through similar situations. They named their charity BumbleBee because their son loved the movie

Ventura HS Football hosts rummage sale to benefit BumbleBee Foundation

On Friday, October 8, 2021 #BBFkiddo Drew and his family accepted a generous donation to BumbleBee Foundation on behalf of Ventura High’s Football Program. The Cougar Football team had held a rummage sale in September and donated part of proceeds to BumbleBee Foundation. What’s more  – the team had previously adopted Drew’s family during our


The Westlake Village-based BumbleBee Foundation, a pediatric cancer organization, founded in Southern California a decade ago, will expand its support services into Idaho starting next year, officials from the organization said. The foundation supports over 370 pediatric cancer families throughout California and is looking forward to helping more families in need in Idaho, officials said.

Air1 Interviews Bumblebee

Jeanice Lee of Air 1, a Christian media organization, interviewed our Queen BEE, Heather Donatini, about the problem of pediatric cancer across the country and our organization’s impact locally in the community. The interview was recorded the beginning of May and the audio can be played on their website on this page: https://www.air1.com/News/Closer-Look/hot-topx/local-closer-look-bumblebee-foundation-westlake-village-ca-1674 Follow the