Shakori Hills GrassRoots wants to continue to give back to the community that supports us! We will be running our Community Tickets Week from March 7-13. For every 4-day pass we sell during the week, we are donating $10 to Be Loud! Sophie. Be Loud! Sophie is local non-profit that provides support and a voice to young adult cancer patients.
When Sophie Steiner was 13, she wrote the poem “Be Loud.” It read in part:
“…Be Loud, And Move With Grace, Explode With Light, Have No Fear…”
A year later, in the fall of her 9th grade year, Sophie was diagnosed with cancer. She received outstanding care at UNC Hospitals and was determined that cancer would not define her, and that she would remain active and engaged in her life. Above all, she would stay true to her authentic self. In the summer of 2013, despite the treatments, Sophie’s cancer returned. She died at home on August 30, 2013.
But Sophie’s story did not end there. Before she died, she expressed her strong desire to help adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. She wanted to create something entirely new: a program specifically designed to help patients her age who face this overwhelming illness. The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation honors her wish. Please learn more at beloudsophie.org.
We are very excited to support fellow organizations doing great things in our community and hope you’ll join us by considering purchasing your 4-day pass during this week and by spreading the word about the opportunity to have part of your ticket purchase directly support Be Loud! Sophie! Our 4-day passes are now available for the Advance price of $114. Visit our store to order yours (plus Day passes, Youth 4-day passes, and Tent and Vehicle Camping passes).