Together, we’ve raised $1,852,291 to fight this bullshit disease.
But until cancer's done, neither are we.
It all started with one sentence from our Mom that we will never forget...
"I have cancer"
As you can imagine, this came as quite a shock. I mean, we were still in high school. We hardly knew what cancer was. Well, we knew what it was we just had no idea what it meant.
Our mother fought a slow and painful battle with breast cancer. It was three long three years of surgery, chemo and radiation treatments, with daily trips to the hospital or naturopath. She passed away right after her 50th birthday. It was almost a relief as she was in so much pain. We didn’t know where to go from there, but were lucky we had each-other.
We decided shortly after her funeral to start Twins Cancer Fundraising. (Yes, we know the name sucks) but at the time thats all it was. Jamie wanted to walk 60km for cancer. Chris said f-that let’s throw a party.
Fast forward over fifteen years and here we are. What started as a small cancer fundraiser in our Dad’s backyard, quickly grew into an annual event too loud and too large dads neighbours to put up with. Through a massive team effort of family and friends, Gone Country was created. July 22nd, 2017 marks our fifth year and we are so excited with what's in store.
To date, with your help, we have raised over $1.8 million to fight cancer to date and have roughly 150 dedicated volunteers.
Our goal this year is $366,000 with every penny of proceeds going to benefit Canuck Place Abbotsford.
One big outdoor country music concert with all proceeds going to fight cancer
This is one giant beer garden so please bring two pieces of ID as the event is 19+
Please party responsibly and plan a safe ride home. Doors open at 2pm at the ugly lights come on at 11pm sharp.
Karen Lee Batten
Me and Mae
DJ Jaxon Hawks