5th Annual Little Heroes Breakfast

Posted on Feb 24 by SEASONS Magazine

Eduardo Garcia, courtesy photo.

Eduardo Garcia, courtesy photo.

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation (TBCF) hosts its 5th Annual Little Heroes Breakfast Santa Barbara, at The Hilton Beachfront Resort (formerly the Fess Parker) on Tuesday, February 26, from 7:30 – 9 a.m. 

TBCF is the only local nonprofit solely focused on providing financial, educational, and emotional support to families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties who have a child with cancer. This event celebrates and honors the many “Little Heroes” facing childhood cancer that the organization is proud to support. 

Event keynote speaker will be Eduardo Garcia from the movie Charged, which was the opening movie at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2017. Eduardo’s story of being electrocuted in the back woods of rural Montana while out bow-hunting has been the catalyst for why he has now chosen to be a voice to inspire others. After months in the hospital recovering from his injuries, he learned that he had cancer. His story speaks to a survivor’s courage.

Event co-chairs are TBCF Board Member Matt Fish, Emilee Garfield, Heather Ayer and Nina Johnson. Fish says, “The dedication, commitment, and compassion from the staff team and volunteers of TBCF truly make a difference in so many families lives when they need it most. Having the opportunity to co-chair the Little Heroes Breakfast as well sit on the Board for this top-notch organization is a real privilege. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation gets to the root of making the world a better place for families and their kids.” 

If you are interested in attending the Little Heroes Breakfast or learning more about Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, please contact Development Director of Special Events Kathy Kelley at 805/617-0845 or Executive Director Lindsey Leonard at 805/563-4740 or visit www.teddybearcancerfoundation.org.

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission of empowering families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support. Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation provides services to families that have a child diagnosed with cancer up to age 18 and continue until they reach 21 years of age. Since TBCF’s founding in 2002, TBCF has awarded $2,260,805 in financial assistance to 2,372 people.


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