The Pittsburgh Foundation

Andy B. Fund

Established: 5/24/2006

Andrew Michael Wesley Broadwater was an athletic teenager who grew up with an adoring family and many friends. He played three sports at Geibel Catholic High School in Connellsville, golf, basketball and baseball. However his life took a devastating turn when in May of 2004 doctors diagnosed him with osteosarcoma, a malignant bone cancer most often found around the connective tissue of the knee.

As physically tough as he was, Andrew faced a difficult, uphill battle that required chemotherapy and surgery. During the following year, he underwent treatment at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. While the results were initially promising, giving family and friends hope for the best, the cancer returned and continued to take its toll.

Andrew spent his final days doing what he did best, bringing people together in positive ways. On June 19, 2005, he passed away at the age of 18. His parents, Tom and Michelle, and older brothers, Tom and Jason, created this fund in his memory to raise awareness and funding for research in the fight against this deadly disease.

Type of Fund

  • Advised