The Live 4 Tay Foundation was founded in September, 2012, in memory of 16-year-old Taylor Filorimo. Taylor was diagnosed at the age of 13 with Renal Cell Carcinoma, Papillary Type II, a type of kidney cancer typically found in men over the age of 50. She was the youngest known case ever diagnosed. Tay spent most of her free time during three years of treatment making friends and finding ways to help other families, even if it was just to brighten their day.
She loved softball and supported her team from the hospital or the dugout, even when she couldn’t play. Her friends started the Play 4 Tay softball tournament as a way to help support her family while she was getting treatment. Over the course of three years, Tay saw her tournament grow with support from her softball community and said, “When my family no longer needs this support, I want my tournament to continue so that it can help other families.” The Live 4 Tay Foundation has grown past an annual softball tournament, and now benefits from year-round fundraising events to sustain their mission to provide financial assistance to families who have children with cancer. They also support awareness events and funding for pediatric cancer research. As of the end of 2015, our total community outreach giving has reached an incredible $104,012 thanks to the commitment of our volunteers, sponsors and community. Please visit our website to read about some of our grant recipients, support our events or refer an applicant for financial assistance.
The Live 4 Tay Foundation is a community based Tennessee 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families who have children with cancer by providing financial assistance generated through fundraising events to increase awareness for childhood cancer. They maintain a passionate commitment to raise funds, foster community support, and promote childhood cancer awareness. To make an online donation or for more information about the Foundation, check out their website at www.live4tay.org.
Sept 1st is Childhood Cancer Awareness Day in Tennessee AND Nashville is lighting it up GOLD at the Korean Veterans Bridge. We’re simply asking people in Nashville to HONK 4 HOPE when they cross the bridge. Honk for our angels, our survivors and the kiddos who are currently fighting for their life. Honk 4 Hope is sponsored by Hope Nation Radio. It’s FREE to drive across the bridge, enjoy the lights and HONK 4 HOPE! https://www.facebook.com/events/290667467962385/
The 3rd Annual LaVergne Live 4 Tay 5K will take place on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 115 Floyd Mayfield Drive in LaVergne. The LaVergne Police and Fire Departments host this annual event benefiting the Live 4 Tay Foundation. Participants can pre-register online at www.live4tay.org. Cost for pre-registered participants is $15; $20 the day of the event. Registration will begin at 6:00 PM with a 7:00PM race start. Event sponsors are Chick-fil-A, Ajax Turner, 94.1 The Fish and Toot’s. https://www.facebook.com/events/1246438702032917/
The 7th Annual Play 4 Tay Benefit Softball Tournament benefiting the Live 4 Tay Foundation will take place on September 3rd and 4th, 2016. Over 130 girls fastpitch teams are expected from Tennessee and the surrounding states and will play at six parks throughout Rutherford County. Age divisions will play as follows: 6U & 8U – Volunteer Park in Smyrna, 10U – Lee Victory Park in Smyrna, 12U – Veteran’s Memorial Park in LaVergne, 14U – McKnight Park in Murfreesboro, 16U – Barfield Park in Murfreesboro, 18U – StarPlex in Murfreesboro. Tournament specific information can be found at www.play4tay.org. https://www.facebook.com/events/291827111154054/
A Cut-A-Thon benefiting the Live 4 Tay Foundation will be hosted by The Beehive Salon in Murfreesboro, TN (2805 Old Fort Parkway, Suite E) on Sunday, September 11, 2016 from Noon – 5PM. The staff at the Beehive Salon are donating their time for the event in conjunction with Salon Centric and Redken who are all donating the supplies for the event. There will be live music, vendors, food and fun, so come out and join the event if you don’t need a color or cut! https://www.facebook.com/events/1055531867847228/