Leap Towards A Cure
Taking a big leap to cure cancer

The Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund is dedicated to community, activity, and fun. We support the fight against cancer in honor of a departed friend, Andrea Henderson, and keep her memory alive with a weekend-long celebration of the ways she impacted our lives as students and young adults.

In October of 2009, Andrea "Froggy" Henderson was diagnosed with breast cancer. A brief nine months later, she passed away, leaving countless friends, co-workers, students, and extended family in utter disbelief that "Froggy" would no longer be a part of their lives. She was a truly special woman who spent more than 30 years shaping creative minds as an art teacher at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland, encouraging young people to flourish into adulthood by developing their sense of self. Mrs. Henderson was a second mother to many, and as such we, her "extended family," carry on in her name in order to honor the memory of our "Froggy".

Shortly after Froggy's memorial service, which was attended by thousands of community members, the Andrea Henderson Memorial Fund was organized by a small group of alumni from the ice hockey team at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, of which "Froggy" was the faculty sponsor from 1998 through 2009. Incorporated in January 2011 and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, our mission is to raise funding for the education, research, and treatment of cancer. To date, we have donated nearly $150,000 to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD supporting breast cancer, personalized medicine, and pediatric oncology research projects.

Please visit our Community Festival or Tournament Info page to see how you can come help us celebrate the life of Andrea "Froggy" Henderson, or visit our Donate page to see how you can help us fight the battle against cancer in her memory.