Our History

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ~Albus Dumbledore

In 2018, when I was in third grade, I was perplexed why schools have a “Go Pink” day for Breast Cancer Awareness in October, but there was no mention of childhood cancer or ‘Going Gold’ the month prior. After living through my 11-month-old brother’s diagnosis with leukemia back in 2013 and watching him undergo treatment at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital (he is now nearly seven years cancer free and nine years old!), I recognized the need to raise awareness for childhood cancer. I approached my principal, and in 2019, I started a “Be Bold. Go Gold.” campaign at my school (Roberts Elementary).  I raised $2,500 that year through an online fundraising account and selling gold donuts in partnership with Dunkin. Each year, my efforts have continued to grow with new fundraising endeavors and awareness projects. and fast forward to 2021, where I raised over $18,000!  All funds raised I divided between three charities to help make an impact on families in our community experiencing childhood cancer. They are Hang Tough Foundation, Trent’s Touch, and The Marshal Fisher Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Fund at UF Health.  

Support The Mission


Our Sponsors are individuals and companies who see the purpose and want to help support the cause by becoming a multi-year financial contributor.


Our Community Partners are those individuals or businesses that have a passion to support their community through fundraising events or promotions.


Do you want to support Be Bold, Go Gold and our three community charities? A donation is a great way to support the cause with a one-time gift!


2022 Be Bold go Gold Kick-off event Take-1

“Katelyn Irwin, who is 11 years old, just announced on September 24, 2021 that she has raised over $12k for childhood cancer charities!”

Let’s make something beautiful together.