As our journey continues, we are donating to organizations that would be near and dear to Chris. Through his eyes. As most of you know Chris had a special way with the Seniors, whether it was keeping them company or running errands. Chris also was a favorite of young kids. Always trying to lend a hand to the less fortunate. Chris would oftentimes reach out and mentor a child at risk. We will be sponsoring at least one of our Township youth in a sports related endeavor that would otherwise be impossible financially.

The following organizations will be the 2015 recipients of the donations received by the Christopher Burch Memorial Fund:

West Berlin Senior Citizens Center

A bench was donated to the Seniors of West Berlin in Chris’s memory. A place for the seniors to sit and rest while waiting for their “ride” home.

Teen Works

Provides a funding source for teens who are doing community service projects.

Overbrook High School Athletic Association

1200 Turnersville Road, Pine Hill, NJ 08021
Phone: 856-767-8000 | Fax: 856-767-3082

The Chris Burch Memorial account has been established at Chris’s Alma Mater, Overbrook Regional High School in Pine Hill, NJ. This fund will benefit student athletes in financial need with the purchase of his/her athletic equipment not provided by the school.

PetPALS of South Jersey

644 North Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, N.J. 08078
Phone: 856-939-6900 | Email:

PetPALS recognizes the importance of pets in the lives of many individuals, especially those faced with a serious illness. We strive to ensure animal companionship for as long as practically possible. Services offered to clients provision of pet supplies with food, free or subsidized veterinary care, grooming and short-term foster care to current clients (only if the availability of a volunteer and/or foster home exists). If a client is does not have transportation PetPALS will provide transportation to and from veterinary and grooming appointments for the animal only. Click here to see a thank you note from PetPALS.

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

By working closely with leading pediatric oncologists, we determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer. Here are some creative ways we’re doing just that:

  • Providing hospitals the funds to open high-impact clinical trials for rare disease types, placing more children on studies to increase the rate of progress, while also increasing the likelihood for a child to receive the best treatment plan in a hospital near home.
  • Funding researchers to work together, so that research currently underway by the best and brightest investigators is shared between institutions, and even across continents, giving all children with cancer the best chance for a cure.
  • Training the next generation of researchers—in 2005, a shortage of pediatric oncologists was predicted, and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation stepped in to ensure that every child with cancer will have a doctor and tomorrow’s research will not be interrupted.
  • Funding supportive care research to improve the quality of life for patients and survivors. Supportive care research addresses the side effects of treatment, long-term effects faced by survivors, psychosocial aspects of childhood cancer and more.

The Barralaga Family

…whose father/husband was tragically killed in a construction accident.

Save a Rack: Janice Hoefle Breast Cancer Fund

Janice Hoefle is a strong, loving woman, mother, and friend. She is creating the Save a Rack Janice Hoefle Foundation to help her family and women battling Breast Cancer.

Janice was diagnosed with Stage II Invasive Ductal- Triple Negative Breast Cancer. This type of Breast Cancer is rare and aggressive. Janice opted for a Bilateral Mastectomy, 20+ weeks of Chemotherapy and breast reconstruction. While Janice was beginning her journey with Breast Cancer, she soon found out her sister in law, Paula, had been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Only a few months later, Janice also found out her mother, Gail, had been re-diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

Family of Paul Barras

… funeral and medical expenses

Capt. Gregory T. Dalessio Memorial Foundation

On Monday June 23rd 2008, Greg gave his life serving his country during combat operations in Salman Pak, Iraq.

Always with a smile on his face, Greg touched the lives of others through his everyday actions and genuine kindness. Whether with family, friends, or co-workers, Greg always found a way to make people feel special and important.

Greg has always been a hero to his family, demonstrating how others are supposed to be treated and how to love unconditionally.