Using Music to Motivate: Kammy’s Kause
A successful summer has several ingredients, including time with your family, outdoor live music, and festivals. Want to experience all of these things in addition to supporting a great “kause?” Meet Kammy’s Kause, a fundraiser set up to raise money for 4p- chromosome disorder research, as well as assist the 4p- support group (www.4p-supportgroup.org). Jared Hiner, president of Kammy’s Kause, has created the only music festival in the United States raising money for 4p- research.
Jared’s daughter, Kamdyn, is one of approximately 150 children in the U.S. with Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. With so few cases of Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome in the U.S., funding is very difficult to obtain, but very vital. This alone is what makes Kammy’s Kause such a very important event to support. Jared explains, “Even the smallest of rocks create ripples in this vast ocean of life. We pride ourselves on being the rocks that create those ripples, changing lives one music note at a time.”
Every year, affected families, friends and supporters come together to support these children and their families. After personally attending Kammy’s Kause years ago, it’s been amazing to watch it grow and become the successful, moving, and motivational festival it is today.
This year, Kammy’s Kause 2010 will be held August 27-28 at the American Legion Campground, located off SR 13 just north of Fortville, Indiana. The music will begin on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. and run until 1:00 a.m., starting again on the 29th at noon going until 1:00 a.m.
The 13 local and Midwest bands include Jennie Devoe, Shadyside All-Stars, Breakdown Kings, Twin Cats, Jenn Cristy, Chad Mills, Blue Moon Revue and many more! The 2nd annual Kammy’s Ride, also on Saturday the 28th, is a motorcycle ride covering 150 miles of northeast Indiana, ending at the campground around 4:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction tent set up as well if you’re looking for more ways to support 4p- research.
Kammy’s Kause is currently seeking donations and/or gift baskets for the auction. Please visit www.kammyskause.org for information regarding the festival, silent auction and motorcycle ride. You may also contact Aleah Wade at 317-362-3997 to set up donations. If you’re tight on funds, but still want to take the family out for a good time on a dime, keep in mind admission is only $5.00 and parking is free. Camping is also free, and is a great idea if you plan on attending the festival all weekend.
The success of Kammy’s Kause has assisted over 25 families affected by 4p- in attending the festival and receiving support from like-minded individuals experiencing the same challenges they are facing. Show your family what it means to support others and have a great time doing so.