Scares That Care Virtual Charity Event Supporting Marfan Syndrome Patient to Take Place August 1st

Scares That Care

Scares That Care is a 501(c)(3) organization, first established in 2007 by Joe Ripple, dedicated to fighting the “monsters” of childhood illnesses, breast cancer, and burns. They support patients and their families who are facing financial hardships as a result of such medical traumas. Scares That Care providers 10,000 dollars per family they sponsor. Each year they sponsor 3 patients- a child facing an illness, a breast cancer patient, and a burn victim.

This Saturday, August 1st, a Virtual Charity Event will take place to continue to raise funds for these families in need, even amidst social distancing.

Virtual Charity Event 

Every penny raised from this event will go to the three recipients of the 2020 funds. These are –

  • Natalya who is diagnosed with Marfan syndrome, a rare disease, and her mother Ashley
  • Laura who is a breast cancer patient
  • Patricia who is fighting 2nd and 3rd degree burns across one side of her body

You can watch the event on their website 0r YouTube channel. It will take place from 9am to 10pm EST August 1st.

Tentative Schedule

The event will begin with an opening ceremony. Throughout the day, fundraising updates will be provided. There will also be celebrity guest appearances, a costume contest, and various live readings. The event will end with a closing ceremony.

You can donate using your phone during the event. Specific instructions on how to donate will be provided the day of.

Of course the goal of of this event is to raise money, but if your finances are tight right now there are still other ways you can contribute. Just spreading the word about this event can help to amplify its success. Additionally, if you would like to donate monetarily and can’t do so right now, don’t fret. Fundraising continues throughout the year. This event is not your only opportunity.

You can read more details about this event, and see the full schedule for the day here.


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