Pawling residents Cindy and Lou Campbell launched the non-profit after their 5-year-old son Ty passed away. Ty had brain cancer for more than half his life. He died Oct. 17, 2012.
Two months later, the Campbells walked into their new office in Carmel and got to work. Their goal: Raise tons of money that would go toward finding better treatment options for pediatric cancer.
Fast-forward to today, and here's a look at the some of the fundraising efforts, as provided in this year-end recap by Cindy Campbell:
- The Muddy Puddles Project raised more than $70,000. About 2,000 people attended the inaugural "mess fest" event in Mahopac. It's happening again Aug. 9, 2014.
- The first annual Tyathlon and 5K, also held in Mahopac, raised more than $65,000. Next year it will take place on Sept. 27.
- Go-Gold initiatives in September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, raised more than $12,000. Businesses and organizations hung gold lights and nearly 70 sporting teams in the tri-state area, and some as far as Arizona, California and North Carolina, wore gold.
- More than $35,000 came in for the foundation during the first annual Rock the House fundraiser at Rockhouse Studios in Dallas, TX.
- PRET*TY, a line of charitable jewelry, brought in more than $11,000.