Every year we pick a foundation and raise money through our silent auction and by donating a portion of ticket sales. In the last two years, the Hop n' Hot Sauce Festival has raised $8000.00 for Addi's Faith Foundation! To learn more about them, please read their story below from their website
From the Addi's Faith Foundation Website:
Mission: Addi’s Faith Foundation is a 501c3 organization dedicated to ending childhood cancer. We fund childhood cancer research as well as provide financial assistance to families struggling to care for a child with cancer. We believe that there is a cure out there and together we can find it.
Our Beginning: “Your child has cancer”…4 simple words that can flip your world upside down in a heartbeat. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare and yet today, and tomorrow, and every day after that, 46 children’s parents will hear those devastating words and that nightmare will become their reality.
It happened to my family. Cancer crept up unannounced and certainly unwelcome. In 2007, my daughter, Addison Faith, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She endured a great deal, but remained her sweet, loving self every step of the way. She taught us all how to live big, fight hard, and love lots. Sadly, Addi’s little body could only take so much and she died just a few weeks shy of her second birthday.
During Addi’s illness, our family learned two important lessons which is now the mission behind Addi’s Faith Foundation. Less than 4% of funding is directed to childhood cancer research. Caring for a child with cancer is emotionally and financially exhausting and families need help.
Established in 2008 in honor of our daughter’s loving spirit, Addi’s Faith Foundation was born. We vow to carry on her fight by funding critical childhood cancer research and we will help as many families as possible. Just like little Addi Faith, AFF strives to live big, fight hard, and love lots. We know that a cure is out there…together we will find it!
Funding Research ⋅ Fighting Cancer ⋅ Finding Hope