The idea of the Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation started amidst the despair and frustration felt after Jennifer's death. We had to take action to try to do whatever we could to further the cause of finding a cure for osteosarcoma. During Jennifer's illness and death, our family realized how many lives Jennifer had touched in her short time here. We want to transform that love and support into ACTION.
Large portions of Haynie Spirit’s funds are raised at public events held throughout the year. Our two annual events are the Pearland BBQ Fundraiser and the Galveston Seawalk. We started with a Kick off Event in Pearland in 2010 and gathered all the family, friends, coaches, teachers, and the whole community of people who had been so supportive during Jennifer's illness. This was a time to relax, eat, visit, have some fun, and remember Jennifer while raising some money for a good cause. The turnout was tremendous so we have decided to make it an annual event.
Haynie Spirit: Making a Difference!
Here's how we've put our funds to use over the years.
Donations to Osteosarcoma research fund at MD Anderson Cancer Center:
2010 - $10,000
2011 - $10,000
2012 - $12,000
2013 - $3000 donation to help start Dan’s House of Hope
2014 - $25,000 donation to Dan’s House of Hope.
2016- $25,000 donation to Texas Children’s Hospital Osteosarcoma Research Team headed up by Lisa Wang, MD.
Board of Directors
President: Mary Haynie
Vice-President: Susan Hood
Secretary: Janice Powell
Treasurer: Kathleen Tidmore
Randy Fachinger: Public Relations and Donation Procurement