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Walking to Raise Money & Awareness for Breast Cancer

In September 2018, at the age of 33, Liz McCary was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at Prisma Health’s Breast Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Given her advanced diagnosis, she and her husband Luke sought out the best healthcare team and most promising treatment plan. After numerous discussions with oncologists across the Southeast, they determined…

Determined Like Debbie

On July 1st, 2019, Debbie Perry and her family’s life was shaken when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. When her friends and family heard the news, they reached out to see how they could support Debbie and her family in the midst of her battle. Friends created a Bonfire t-shirt fundraiser to raise…

Raising Money for St. Jude

Sarah Bartley is an artist and designer who lives and works in eastern Virginia. Each September, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital holds an annual Walk/Run fundraiser event there to support the work the Hospital does to find cures and save children’s lives. After being touched by the stories of the sick children St. Jude helps,…

Cousins Against Kidney Disease

Destiny Schulthe’s little cousin, Ava has kidney disease and may need a transplant soon. She created this campaign because she wanted to spread awareness for this disease and raise money for hospital bills. Ava is a strong and bright little girl fighting a kidney disease is called Nephrotic Syndrome. Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder…

A Father’s Legacy Lives On

Hannah Polk’s father, Jimmy Polk, has been a Texas public school music educator since 1997. His love of music has been contagious to all who knew him and to the thousands of students he impacted over his career. In 2018 he was diagnosed with a very rare, very deadly brain disorder. His condition forced him…

Leo’s Pride

At 13 weeks pregnant, Kristine Lovell and her family were given the devastating news that their newest addition, Elliott (Leo) Beau Lovell had a serious heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HLHS is a severe heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped and causes the right side of…

Running to Fight Cancer

Christa Van Wieringen is a FABULOUS cancer survivor, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Team in Training program. Her goal is to raise $10,000 to support blood cancer research, clinical trials and provide financial services to patients. She started using “Lymph-homie Society” as a hashtag on Instagram as a way to…

Fundraising for a Life-Changing Surgery

Nicole Showalter created a Bonfire campaign to help raise money and awareness for her father, Todd’s Phrenic Nerve Repair surgery. In December of 2017, Todd had a routine shoulder surgery that ended in complications that drastically impacted his life. As a new way of administering pain medication to help curve the opioid crisis, the surgeons…

A Journey to Start a Family with the Support of T-Shirts

Angie and Vernon and I decided to take the next step in our journey to start a family. We have contracted IVFMD out of Naples, Florida to help us with that. While the doctors say we are both healthy, they cannot explain the unusual circumstances we have lived the last 4 years and three losses….

How Yogi Bear’s Medical Journey Has Helped Others In Need

When Yogi Bear was 4 months old he contracted bacterial meningitis. No one thought he’d survive, but he did. Yogi had to re-learn how to walk and have a very difficult recovery. The whole ordeal was extremely difficult and expensive for our family. We had so many people asking to give us money because Yogi…

Raising Money for JDRF One Walk

My daughter has Type 1 Diabetes. Each year we participate in JDRF One Walk to raise money in hopes of finding a cure. We want to turn Type One into type None. The proceeds from our Bonfire campaign will go towards research in finding a cure and finding ways to make living with T1D easier….

Shirts for Keeley and Kambry

Early in the pregnancy, Keeley James and Kambry Lee (Mo/Di aka identical twins) who were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. 18 weeks into the pregnancy, their mother successfully had surgery to correct the condition. They were however born 4 weeks later at 22 weeks and 1 day gestation. By the time they were…