~ Who We Are ~
Pigs for the Kids is a nonprofit organization holding annual fund raising events to benefit children’s charities in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. This year’s BBQ festival and competition is benefiting Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, Cure 4 the Kids Foundation, and Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation. All event proceeds will be divided equally amongst our benefitting organizations.
The inspiration behind Pigs for the Kids is my daughter, Adilyn. She was diagnosed with retinoblastoma (rare eye cancer) at the age of 8 months and has been in remission for almost 11 years. She is an outstanding student, a strong athlete, shares her mother’s drive, and has a smile that will melt your heart. Look for her in the 2024 Olympic Games!
Since our family and our extended family are in a position to give back to organizations that assist children with similar circumstances, we have elected to create a fun event to benefit children’s charities. With the help of my dear friend and BBQ enthusiast, Sam Panice, we thought of no better way to create awareness, raise funds, and celebrate. Thus, the creation of Pigs for the Kids!