The Forrest Spence Fund is an official 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007 in memory of Robert Forrest Spence. The mission of the Fund is to assist with the non-medical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families throughout the Mid-South.
In honor of Forrest, the organization strives to support families dealing with similar difficult situations and to give back to regional children's hospitals like Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, and St. Jude Children's Hospital, where the amazing medical staff fights for thousands of children each year.
Starting in 2020 Sierra's Cakewerks is partnering with the Forrest Spence Fund, Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, and Ronald McDonald House Charities to provide custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. Our goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, their sibling or parent, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time.
Are you a cake decorator in the Chattanooga area? I would love to build a team that could service more families than I could alone. Please contact me at email@example.com with a picture of your work. If selected, the cakes you will be creating are on a donation basis.