Thank you to Paracon 2017 for having Red Dirt Design! We had a great time and met some really people! We hope to see you all again next year!
We loved making the designs for this group, they are fun and have lots of personality! We loved the designs and the ideas so much we created a Paranormal Category on our Store site so the public all around the US can enjoy them too!
Isn't it amazing what a community can do when they pull together for a loving and perfect cause?
This year was the 2nd Annual "The 4x4 Show" by The Jaxon Kade Foundation, Inc - a Non Profit Foundation that benefits Pregnancy & Infant Loss by purchasing Cuddle Cots and providing bereavement services to families.
As of October 14th, 2016 not one Oklahoma Hospital had a Cuddle Cot to provide grieving families that had just lost a baby, and last year the Foundation raised enough money through this one event, their very first, to purchase 3! Most people know October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month and rightfully so, but it's also Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, October 15th being the day where you light a Candle at 7 pm for a Child Lost.
What is a Cuddle Cot? Read here all about it: http://flexmort.com/cuddle-cots/. Basically they allow a grieving and often SHOCKED family to spend up to 72 hours vs a normal 3 hours with their child to have as many memories and minutes as possible, considering they thought they'd have a life time.
Why are we involved? Well, first it's an amazing reason, but secondly we have a friend that lost their baby Jaxon Kade Martin on June 16, 2014 suddenly and they had no idea what to to but only had 3 hours with him. Thankfully a volunteer at the hospital knew to take photos and some of things that we as parents take for granted we have all the time to do. During the healing process, they decided to honor their Son's life by creating the Foundation in his name and raising awareness to #Shatterthesilence that too many families live in (because no one knows what to say or do for them) and to raise money for Hospitals to have a Cuddle Cot so that families have more time. As time goes by, so do the goals grow and soon they will be onto providing services like training for professionals, keepsakes, and more services to those families.
Last year October 14, 2016 the raised and were able to deliver 3 Cuddle Cots, but this year on October 14th, 2017 we had THREE times the participants & vendors, along with some fantastic sponsorships and great raffles, they raised just shy of $17K! That means that 6 Cuddle Cots will be delivered in December and that's 6 more Hospitals that can provide more time with families!
RDD was a proud sponsor and will continue to be forevermore! Learn More about the Foundation at: https://www.facebook.com/thejaxonkadefoundation/ and The 4X4 Show at https://www.facebook.com/the4x4show/.
Pictures will be on our website soon!
HUGE Thank you to all the Vendors that showed up, donated, volunteers that worked and of course to the families that have shared their stores to help other families!
Let's face it Cancer SUCKS and Childhood Cancer just seems to compound the suck portion. No child or family deserves this disease and under the rule of cancer we are all equal. It can be your child or family, so why not help support when you can and fight it away?
If having your child face cancer isn't bad enough, imagine or remember the fact that rent, utilities, car payments, insurance and groceries don't stop. Your life actually still moves forward and yet most families cannot afford the basic's when this hits them. It's actually compounded by the amount of "eat out" food you eat at the hospital, vehicle gas, travel expenses with hotels and air fare to specialists.
At Support the Kid, they are dedicated to helping families across the country with expenses like these! RDD is a proud sponsor of their organization.
Recently they "Flocked homes and businesses" as a way to remind us of the need and bring awareness to September's "Childhood Cancer Awareness Month". RDD and our Neighbor HVAC Solutions, LLC were Flocked and we are very excited to continue forward with this AMAZING Organization and all they do.
In the past our Presidents Megan and Chris Watham of Red Dirt Jeeps and our wonderful members have held a Wheeling event at Buzzard Canyon raising around $5K, and will continue to partner with RDD and HVAC Solutions, LLC for future events and sponsorships!
Read more about them at: https://www.facebook.com/supportthekid/
Pictures to come!
Check out the 3rd Annual Poker Run for Red Dirt Jeeps Back the Blue! We had an amazing time being a stop with HVAC Solutions, LLC and providing Back the Blue Windshield Banners, decals and Flags! Photos on our Facebook Page!
Each year, for three years now, Red Dirt Jeeps has created and carefully put together an amazingly fun Poker Run involving Community Stops and Business to raise money for the OKC Law Enforcement Memorial. This year they more than doubled the previous year raising over $14K!
Stay Tuned for next years Run and come out to Support a Great Cause!
BIG Shout out to the President's of Red Dirt Jeeps and all their Members - and our wonderful Community Support. It could never be done without you
HUGE SHOUT OUT to our Law Enforcement everywhere, including Emergency Responders and Dispatchers. We owe our lives daily to you and we never forget that!
If you are a Law Enforcement Officer or Emergency Personal/Dispatcher, send us your picture and where you serve and pick your fav Support Thin Line Decal and it's on us! FREE!