Red Corner Benefit is a non-profit charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for local children battling cancer. Our annual Benefit, hosted on the 3rd Saturday of every October, consists of live music, food, drinks, face painting, pumpkin painting, a mobile zip line, a petting zoo, bonfires, sky lanterns, and a generously donated professional fireworks show all comprised to raise funds for a local child fighting cancer. Each year a new child is chosen with the help of all previous recipient families, friends, and organizers of RCB. Our goal is to raise awareness of the number of children fighting cancer, to give them the financial and emotional support needed during such difficult times, and to create a very special day in each child’s life to help combat the daily struggles they endure during their battle. The Red Corner Benefit is a group effort of family, friends, neighbors, and local businesses – an entire community coming together to fight childhood cancer one child at a time.
Red Corner Benefit is the continuum of a great 11 year tradition that began as a yearly fall road trip from Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay area to attend The Bridge School Benefit. The Bridge School is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that individuals with severe speech and physical impairments achieve full participation in their communities through the use of augmentative and alternative means of communication. The Bridge School Benefit was founded, and has been subsequently hosted, by Neil and Pegi Young since its inception on October 13, 1986.
After years of supporting the Bridge School Benefit, and in light of a move back to the east coast, the idea to form our own Benefit that could be shared with our friends and family came to fruition. After reading a newspaper article about a local child, Kiki Fox, in the midst of her battle against Neuroblastoma, (a rare form of pediatric cancer), it was more then apparent who the first Red Corner Benefit should be dedicated to. Along with being incredibly impacted by Kiki and seeing first hand what these kids and their families go through, the inspiration for the ongoing cause was solidified.
Long may we run…