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Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation

Bettie Jane Bryant Memorial

The Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation regretfully announce the passing of Bettie Jane Bryant (BJ) on Feb 28, 2023. It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we have lost our Founder and friend, of this wonderful Foundation.  We will continue and support all those that we can in Bettie Jane’s name in the coming years.

Bettie Jane Bryant

President/Founding Member

Owner and Director of Bettie Jane’s Center of Dance Art, Bettie Jane Bryant has served Frederick County for over 63 years.


​In the fall of 2008, Bettie Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer, and had a double mastectomy at the end of October. She began Chemotherapy in December through March and had twenty-eight radiation treatments in April and May. She is now on the 10-year plan of Hormone Therapy. As of this date, she is cancer free.


​During her treatments, Bettie Jane, her dance students, and faculty decided to hold a 5K Walk to benefit The Cancer Care Center of Frederick, to help local cancer patients in need. The 1st Annual 5K Walk in 2009 raised over $10,000. BJ has held a total of eight walks to date generating over $95,000.


With the support of The Cancer Care Center of Frederick, The Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 2011. This foundation helps cancer patients in need in Frederick County, Washington County and Allegany County Maryland.


Our motto is “Working Together, Saving Lives!”


​Donations accepted anytime, with checks made payable to:  The Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 225 Braddock Heights, MD  21714. Donate as a memorial to a loved one, in honor of someone special or contribute to help those suffering with Cancer through the BJCF.

Bettie Jane Cancer Foundation
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