Brenda grew up in South Dakota, studied journalism and advertising
at SDSU and pursued a career in graphic design, which eventually
brought her to Southern California. She was diagnosed with breast
cancer in her late twenties and received generous support to overcome
During the process, she realized that the health care system
was not equipped to meet many patients' day-to-day needs through
months of treatment. Brenda always thought of others, so inevitably
she set up the Fund to help them.
When she wasn’t working on that goal, Brenda enjoyed Sponge
Bob Square Pants, as well as small pranks, her nieces and nephews,
in-line skating, hiking, and the beach at Malibu.
In February 2004, Brenda lost her second battle against cancer.
However, the BMCF continues to realize her vision.