Harford’s Heart Magazine

February 2024

Dolce’s Desk: The Brandon Tolson Foundation: Helping Families in the Loss of a Child

Jon Tolson and Rich Blood Interviewed by Austin Todd

March 2022

Jon Tolson and Rich Blood Interviewed by Austin Todd Spotlight On Maryland — Today’s 101.9

BTF Interviewed By Kristy Breslin From Harford MagaScene

February 2021

BTF was honored to be interviewed again by Kristy Breslin for the February 2021 issue of Harford MagaScene. Board members Candi & Jon Tolson along with Pam Long speak about our mission and how we support our families while BTF parents, Sarah & Jay Hessler along with Julie Blood, share how our foundation has been an integral part of their journey after losing their sons.

BTF was interviewed by Max McGee on WJZ

January 2021

BTF was interviewed by Max McGee for a WJZ Coffee With segment. Listen in as Brandon’s Dad and our VP, Jon Tolson, and Pam Long share all that we do.

Spotlight Maryland interview with Gina Crash 101.9

July 2019

Gina Crash sat down recently with Candi Tolson, President of the Brandon Tolson Foundation, that provides relief, assistance, and support specifically to families who have suffered the tragic loss of a child as they experienced in 2016 with the sudden tragic loss of their 20-year-old son Brandon who is their inspiration.

Candi Tolson Interviewed By Reagan on 106.5

June 2019

Reagan from 106.5 interviewed Candi Tolson talking about the Brandon Tolson Foundation origins and why we continue to need your support.

The Brandon Tolson Foundation Wins #FreedomToHelpChallenge

January 2019

Susanne Forno, volunteer at The Brandon Tolson Foundation, won the #FreedomToHelpChallenge sponsored by Freedom Federal Credit Union.

The six-week social media contest called for entrants to post pictures celebrating Harford County volunteerism for a chance to win $500 and other weekly prizes for their Harford-based non-profit of choice.

Each week individual volunteers and non-profit organizations posted pictures showcasing local volunteerism in an effort that reached all corners of the county. Weekly winners and the grand prize winner were chosen during public voting periods on Facebook.

“I knew helping the Brandon Tolson Foundation (BTF) win this challenge would help them spread the word about their foundation and their mission to help families who may lose a child to a sudden and tragic death,” #FreedomToHelpChallenge winner Susanne Forno said. “I certainly don’t take credit for winning. The supporters of the Brandon Tolson Foundation are the clear winners. I hope that more people are aware of BTF thanks to the #Freedomtohelpchallenge and if they hear about a child’s untimely death, they let us know.”

“Participating in Freedom Federal Credit Union’s #FreedomToHelpChallenge was a positive experience,” Pam Long, of The Brandon Tolson Foundation, said. “It was a lot of fun coordinating posts with Susanne, working to get the votes out and then seeing our numbers rise. It was a great way to promote our foundation and get ‘our tribe’ involved. We really appreciate being included in this process and were thrilled to win. Brandon’s parents began this organization in the wake of his fatal accident on April 7, 2016. His parents realized there was a need to help families navigate their grief journey and all that it entails. We are continuing to do good things in Brandon’s honor and appreciate the support of Freedom Federal Credit Union.”

Representatives of the Brandon Tolson Foundation were recently honored in a check presentation held at Freedom Federal Credit Union’s Park Avenue branch with the $500 grand prize.

Representatives of the Brandon Tolson Foundation were recently honored in a check presentation held at Freedom Federal Credit Union’s Park Avenue branch. (Courtesy Jim Lockard Photography)

Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

February 2018

Watch this video produced by Harford MagaScene featuring interviewer, Kristy Breslin, Brandon’s parents and BTF President and Vice-President Jon and Candi Tolson, Brandon’s best friend’s mother and BTF Treasurer Pam Long, Brandon’s aunt and BTF Secretary Beth Tolson, Brandon’s girlfriend and board member Katie Nuce, and Denise Brooks – a mother of one of the families BTF has helped.

Jon & Candi Tolson Interviewed By WBAL

April 2017

Interview about how the Brandon Tolson Foundation can help grieving families that have lost a child.