Smarties, mark your calendars for AdamFest this weekend where families can enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, inflatables, face painting, snacks and meet Sir Purr – while helping ensure that children with cancer can continue to get treatment in Charlotte. Like Adam Tanksley did.
AdamFest, held during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, is the flagship fundraising event of the Adam Faulk Tanksley Foundation, one of the supporting members of the Carolina KIDS Cancer Research Coalition.
The foundation’s goal is to raise $500,000 for the coalition, which was established during the depths of the economic downturn in 2010. Carolinas HealthCare Foundation — the philanthropic arm of Carolinas HealthCare System — united small charities to fund local cancer research and treatment. The coalition pledged nearly $6 million to support Phase I and Phase II clinical research trials at Levine Children’s Hospital, the first steps toward finding new treatments.