Butterfly Bonanza to benefit Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
by Staff Report
Jul 17, 2013 | 1472 views | 0 0 comments | 50 50 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The second annual Jack’s Butterfly Bonanza will be held Friday, Aug. 2, and Saturday, Aug. 3, at Barnsley Gardens. The event is in memoriam of Jack Gardner, who passed away at 16 due to brain cancer.

According to www.jacksevent.com, “The 2nd annual Jack’s Butterfly Bonanza is an event for the whole family, combining an 18-hole golf tournament on Friday, a 2-mile fun walk Saturday morning, and a unique auction and incredible concert on the lawn Saturday night featuring music by Jay Brown, Ken and Drew of Sister Hazel, Shawn Mullins, and more to be announced soon.

“Join us as we take over one of Georgia’s premier resorts, Barnsley Gardens, August 2nd and 3rd and help raise money for the Jack Gardner Memorial Fund, benefitting the Butterfly Fund of The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children ...”

According to www.braintumorkids.org, the official website for the BTFC, “Established in 1983 in Atlanta, GA, the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children was the first nonprofit organization in the United States to focus on pediatric brain tumor disease.

“The mission of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children is to provide financial assistance, social support, and information for families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors; fund research projects that improve treatment options and search for a cure; and raise public awareness of the disease and advocate on behalf of children who are affected.”

The website further states, “The Brain Tumor Foundation for Children is run by a volunteer Board of Directors and small staff. In addition to year-round local metro-Atlanta events, the Foundation’s largest program, The Butterfly Fund, provides critical financial assistance for families throughout the southeast who are struggling with the effects of the disease on the family. BTFC has assisted countless children and families and funded many research projects since 1983, making a major impact on the pediatric brain tumor community.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.jacksevent.com.