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Addi’s Faith Panera Cookie

Addi’s Faith Foundation is bringing back another “sweet” deal to help in the fight against childhood cancer – and it’s all going to happen one cookie at a time.

The foundation is teaming with select Panera Bread locations to raise money through the sales of special Addi’s Faith Foundation cookies. Throughout September, patrons at multiple Panera Bread locations in Texas can buy the special cookie knowing 25 percent of the sale will go to Addi’s Faith Foundation.

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Amber and Tony Bender of Kingwood founded Addi’s Faith Foundation a decade ago in memory of their daughter Addison Faith after little Addi died of cancer just two months shy of her second birthday. Addi’s Faith Foundation is dedicated to ending childhood cancer by funding childhood cancer research and providing financial and emotional support to families struggling to care for a child with cancer.

See chart below for participating locations.

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Walk By Faith

Sunday, October 22, 2023
Alexander Deussen Park

The Walk by Faith 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s 1K is back and better than ever! Run or walk to support our mission of ending childhood cancer and stay after for food, fun, kid’s zone, and so much MORE!!

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Proceeds benefit Addi’s Faith Foundation to fund pediatric cancer research and help families who are caring for a child with cancer.

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Go Gold Race


September 16, 2023


The GO GOLD RACE features a Run/Walk 5k, Kids 1K Race,
and an Aquathlon (150yd swim → 5K Run).
The race will be hosted at the Elm Grove Pools Area
(2731 Clear Ridge Dr, Kingwood, TX 77339).
The 1K Kids Race starts at 7:00AM and the 5K & Aquathlon start at 7:30AM.

Run/Walk 5

This is your chance to embrace your inner athlete and tackle a 5-kilometer course (3.1 miles). Whether you prefer to run or walk, this event is open to everyone!

Kids 1K Race

We are passionate about fostering the potential of young participants, and that’s why we have a special race for our younger champions. Children ages 12 & under are invited to participate in this fun-filled 1-kilometer race!

Aquathlon (150 yard swim → 5K Run)

For those seeking an extra challenge, our Aquathlon is the perfect choice. Dive into a 150-yard swim, followed by the same 5-kilometer running course. Push your limits, test your endurance, and experience the exhilaration of this unique combination.


This event is put on by Addi’s Faith Foundation and Kingwood High School Triathlon Club.


Chevron Houston Marathon Houston Half Marathon

Is a marathon on your bucket list?
What about a half marathon?
A 5k perhaps?



Chevron Houston Marathon
January 13 & 14, 2024

Participate in one of the largest and most popular running events in the country and help kids who are battling cancer at the same time!


Team Addi Faith

Race Registration Opportunities & Perks

With Team Addi Faith, you can fundraise and participate in any of the 3 Houston Marathon events: full marathon, half marathon, or the 5k. As a member of our team, you will receive encouragement, training tips, comradery, and some pretty sweet perks! Most importantly, you’ll be supporting the fight against childhood cancer. Every step you take will bring us that much closer to a cure.



You have fundraising and registration options!

HERO – If you do not want to fundraise, but still want to join the team this is your option. As a HERO, you will pay for your race entry and make a $350 tax-deductible donation to Addi’s Faith Foundation. You will receive all the HERO perks!

FUNDRAISE FOR REGISTATION – You will be required to raise a minimum of $500. Your entry fee will be paid by Addi’s Faith Foundation and you will receive all HERO perks and MANY more depending on the level you raise!

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Thank you for your support,
Together we CAN find a cure!


I’m interested in learning more about team Addi Faith.
Contact Amber Bender amberbender@addisfaith.org



Along with your entry into the 2024 Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, or We Are Houston 5K, each team member will be matched with a child who has or is currently battling cancer. Not only will you be running for yourself…you’ll be running for that child…your child.

The funds you raise will directly impact the fight against childhood cancer. By supporting Addi’s Faith Foundation, you will be funding critical research that is finding safer and more effective treatments for kids battling cancer.


That’s one reason it’s so important to have you on our team! Addi’s Faith Foundation is currently funding groundbreaking research at MD Anderson Cancer Center and we need your support to ensure this research continues.


Caring for a child with cancer is a 24/7 job. Constant treatments, extended hospital stays, compromised immune systems (kids can’t go to school or be in daycare), makes it nearly impossible for parents to work. This loss of income is compounded by the increase in medical related expenses and creates a real financial crisis.

With support from people like you, Addi’s Faith Foundation can help these families by paying a portion of their monthly bills. This alleviates some of their added financial stress and in some cases means ensuring that they have food on the table and can keep the electricity on.


Ready to join Team Addi Faith and make a huge impact in the fight against childhood cancer?

I’m interested in learning more about team Addi Faith.
Contact Amber Bender amberbender@addisfaith.org



Addiball Dodgeball Tournament




Does your team have what it takes to be crowned Addiball Champions?

Do you want to have an amazing time hanging with your peeps while supporting a great cause? Of course you do!!! Get registered TODAY!

Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge!

Riverwood Middle School
2910 High Valley Drive
Humble, TX 77345





Passino Crawfish Boil



Yay! Crawfish season is back! Grab the crew and join us for an all you can eat crawfish & ribs extravaganza. Spindletap Brewery offers games to play and plenty of space for the kids to roam while you enjoy the festive tunes of the Zydeco Dots, drink craft beer and fill your bellies with ribs & crawfish.

100% of proceeds from this fun-for-the-whole-family event benefit Addi’s Faith Foundation and the fight against childhood cancer!

$35 Adults  $15 Kids
All you can eat crawfish & ribs and 1 beer token for adults

Spindletap Brewery
10622 Hirsch Road
Houston 77016




Addi’s Faith Foundation wins $25,000

In a test of endurance, first you’ve got to last.

And endure they did, the tens of thousands of runners from all 50 U.S. states and 47 countries pacing through the 26.2-mile course in the 2023 Chevron Houston Marathon.

“Chevron believes in the power of human energy,” Bruce Niemeyer, president of Americas Exploration and Production for Chevron, said before the race. There may be no better demonstration of that than the tens of thousands of runners, thousands of volunteers and a quarter of a million spectators at the event.


2023 marks the 18th year that we have served as the title sponsor for the Chevron Houston Marathon. More than 120 of our employees volunteered at this year’s event, helping at the event expo and passing out water along the course and medals to finishers.


In addition to lending support staff to the event, Chevron donated $75,000 to three charities through our Run for a Reason campaign. Receiving $25,000 donations each were The Arbor School, Houston Haven and Addi’s Faith Foundation.

The Arbor School helps enable special needs children to reach their full potential through education and empowerment. Houston Haven provides low-cost housing to out-of-town cancer patients and their families visiting the Houston Medical Center. Addi’s Faith Foundation is dedicated to ending childhood cancer through pediatric cancer research. The foundation also provides financial and emotional support to families caring for children with cancer.

“We have so many families in need that are coming to us during one of the most devastating times in their lives—they’re fighting for their child’s life,” said Amber Bender, co-founder and executive director of Addi’s Faith Foundation. “This time often comes with a lot of excess bills during a time when their income is reduced, because they are at treatment and spending time in the hospital. More and more families are coming to us in need, and this is really going to help us.”

Addi’s Faith Foundation was a recipient of Chevron’s Run for a Reason campaign donation.

Since 2013, Chevron has donated $700,000 through the Run for a Reason campaign, benefiting more than a hundred charities.


This year was the 51st anniversary of the Chevron Houston Marathon, the largest single-day spectator event in the city. Finishing first for the men was Dominic Ondoro of Kenya with a time of 2:10:36. Ondoro narrowly edged Ethiopia’s Tsedat Ayana at the finish line, who came in second place by just 1 second. Hitomi Niiya of Japan was the winning women’s runner, finishing with a time of 2:19:24.

For most of the marathoners, the day was about more than finishing first; it was also about the journey along the way.

“In 2019 I had a seizure, and the doctors found out that I had something in my brain called an AVM (arteriovenous malformation),” Tribo said. “It’s like a bundle of nerves that shouldn’t be there and kind of short-circuits your brain a little bit. In February of 2020 I had brain surgery. It was successful, but after I came out of that I thought, ‘I should do more things.’ When you come out of brain surgery, life becomes short real fast. I’ve always been a runner. So, I thought, I should run a marathon.”

Runners can choose to run in support of a nonprofit organization, and Tribo chose Addi’s Faith Foundation.

“I run every year for Addi’s Faith,” Tribo said. “I have three kids, and I have a couple of friends who have had children with pediatric cancer. And their organization is phenomenal, very near and dear to my heart.”

LINK TO ORIGINAL ARTICLE  |  January 24, 2023  | Chevron.com Newsroom


12th Annual AddiShack Charity Golf

MARCH 30, 2023




Monday, April 17, 2023
7:30am & 1:30pm Shotgun Start
12th Annual AddiShack Charity Golf Tournament


Great golf for a great cause at the beautiful and challenging Tour 18 Golf Course!

You’ll enjoy lunch, plenty of icy beverages, a Mexican appetizer buffet with margaritas, and fun contests.

$175-Single Golfer   $600-Foursome

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Tour 18
3102 FM 1960 Road East
Humble, TX 77338 US

All proceeds benefit Addi’s Faith Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to ending childhood cancer. AFF funds childhood cancer research and provides financial support to families who are struggling with the costs incurred while caring for a child with cancer.

Golf to help kids with cancer!


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If you have any questions about this event, click HERE to email us.

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Giving Tuesday


#GivingTuesday is a global day of generosity that will take place on November 28, 2023. When so much attention is given to what divides us, generosity brings people together across races, faiths, and political views.

This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to support Addi’s Faith Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer.

Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps as we join together to do good!

Our purpose is to raise funds for research in pediatric brain tumors as well as provide financial assistance to families struggling to care for a child with cancer. We believe that there is a cure out there and together we can find it.


There are many ways to participate in #GivingTuesday.

Here are some ideas you might consider:

  • Give your voice. Compliment someone in your life.
  • Give your connections. Create a Facebook Fundraiser so friends and family can participate.
  • Give your time. Volunteer.
  • Give your money. Donate.
  • Give gratitude. Say thanks to healthcare workers, service providers, and anyone and everyone who makes this world a little brighter.



GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that unleashes the power of radical generosity around the world.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity, and equity around the globe.

GivingTuesday’s global network collaborates year-round to inspire generosity around the world, with a common mission to build a world where generosity is part of everyday life.