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Mission: The Bend Your Knees Foundation is a Georgia 501(c) 3 non-profit started in memory of Collins Dixon to raise money to be able to give back to others. Our focus is to spread awareness of Brain tumors in children, support families with a child that has a brain tumor and support other organization that work with children with brain tumors such as the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children. How do we do this? 1 – Raise Awareness of kids with brain tumors. We raise awareness through t-shirts sales, Collins’ Scholarships, support of community events, and the various fund raisers we do or support. 2 – Support Families with a child with a brain tumor. We support local families that have a child with a brain tumor by giving directly to a family and help the family with fund raising efforts. 3 – Support other organizations and events to reach families in other communities. Giving Back to others is only part of the mission of Collins’ foundation. Collins’ faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was strong. As his body grew weaker, his faith grew stronger. Jesus was real to Collins’. He showed us how to FINISH STRONG! Thank you for your interest in Collins’ foundation. God Bless and FINISH STRONG!

Results: Through the funds we raised over the past 2 years we have been able to help several families not only locally in Cherokee County, but throughout the Southeast. For instance, working with the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children through the Collins Dixon Memorial fund we have been able to give to children outside of our local reach. By doing so we were able to help the families of 14 children in the following states this past year: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Target demographics: families of a child with a brain tumor

Direct beneficiaries per year: 18 children in 7 different states

Geographic areas served: the United States

Programs: Support for Families for treatment related cost

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donna173

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As a family member of this sweet child that was taken from us too soon, I know the intentions of this organization are pure. They have no other agenda than bringing this terrible childhood disease to the forefront and to make people more aware. Dixon family keep up the good work for the Bend Your Knees Foundation, what you are doing is a great thing!

Richard92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bend Your Knees, Inc. (BYK) is a Foundation that was formed as a way to help increase the awareness of childhood brain cancer and to support families that are facing the battle and journey of a child with brain cancer. As a Father, I watched the parents of Collins Dixon deal with all the adversity of having a sick child and how Collins dealt with this terrible disease. I was humbled by the life of Collins and through this foundation and my ability to donate my time, I have found a way to keep the memory of Collins alive and help give back to others on a similar journey. This Foundation is one worth supporting! For more on the life of Collins go to: www.BendYourKnees4Collins.net

Susan331

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I watched this organization take root in the faith of a young boy and galvanize a community's spirit. Since then, this family has continued their sons mission throughout their tireless efforts of fundraising to help other families who are going through similar situations as they did. Always with a smile and a hug, it lifts my heart every time our oaths cross. I am proud to participate in their charity 5k each year.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a teacher at their son's school and their neighbor, this family and their organization has touched my heart in ways I cannot explain. As a prayer for their amazing son, "Bend Your Knees for Collins" t-shirts were seen everywhere on friends, family, students and teachers all over the community. Using that for the name of their organization, Bend Your Knees is just exactly what they would do for any other family going through what they went through with their son. This organization goes above and beyond to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. Simply amazing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This family took what was a very difficult time for them and used it to help others. They host an amazing 5k each year that has become one of the best road races in Georgia. Love Bend your knees, inc!!!!

Dawn J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am amazed every time Bend your Knees, Inc is present and involved in our community. Their heart is for the Lord, to honor Collins Dixon and the help those in need. It is truly the organization that will be there to help other families with children with cancer. Their actions give hope and strength to those in need. Out of their loss, they chose to give back.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great organisation with lot of spirit to help the child with tumor.
I have been part of there activities and they do things with heart.