LET'S COOK WITH PURPOSE! (EAT TOO)
On April 28, 2018, Crawfish Cookin' for a Cause, a 501c3 charitable organization supporting local families affected by catastrophic illness, will hold its eighth annual fundraising event. In 2017, thousands of members of the community turned out, had a great time and made a difference. This year's worthy recipients are:
Cure JM Foundation
Juvenile Myositis (JM) is a life-threatening disease that causes a child's own immune system to attack healthy tissue and cells. It can cause pain, weakness, inability to walk, disfigurement, organ failure and even lead to death. Juvenile Myositis can affect virtually any system of the body, the heart, lungs, skin, muscles, and more. And there is no cure… YET. The mission of the Cure JM Foundation® is to find a cure and better treatments for Juvenile Myositis and improve the lives of families affected by JM.
Project Red Light for Hope
Beth Crutcher Giacone is a 44 year old mother to 17 year old Joshua. She has suffered with a debilitating condition called ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) since her son was two years old. Beth is a native of Covington and graduated from Mandeville High in 1991. Project Red Light for Hope has helped Beth and her family with the financial burden this terrible disease has placed upon them.
Grant's Gift Foundation
The Foundation's primary purpose is to provide a network of resources in order to improve the lives of individuals with special needs, with a primary focus on underprivileged and disabled children, so that they can grow and prosper in order to reach their fullest potential. Grant's Gift Foundation was formed by a group of friends who decided that they could make a difference in the lives of children with special needs in South Louisiana, specifically in St. Tammany Parish.
For 2018, we've set our goal to raise an unprecedented $75,000.