BACON BASH TEXAS IS THE NATION’S LARGEST BACON COOK-OFF AND SUPPORTS TWO AMAZING CAUSES!
Over $75,000 raised for our supported charities since 2012!
A charity born in memory of Cranfills Gap native, Niki Carlson, shortly after her unexpected death. Niki dreamed of keeping blankets in her car to hand out to folks in need. This dream became reality as the seed Niki planted with her family began to grow. Niki Warms The Cold distributes coats and blankets to those in need across the state of Texas. Bacon Bash Texas will host a coat and blanket drive at this year’s event. For Each item donated, folks will receive one raffle entry for an amazing prize! Event proceeds will also help Niki Warms The Cold purchase additional blankets and coats.
Type One Diabetes
Niki’s cousin, Lexie Finstad, and Cranfills Gap native, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She was a nine year camper at a specialized diabetes camp in North Texas. The camp’s main focus was to educate children on their illness and to help instill healthy habits in campers, while connecting them with other children with diabetes. These specialized camps can make a huge impact in the life of a child with Type 1 Diabetes! In 2015, Bacon Bash Texas started a scholarship fund to send children with Type 1 Diabetes to specialized diabetes camps. Scholarships will be fully funded by Bacon Bash Texas proceeds. Bacon Bash Texas also started a scholarship fund to provide financial assistance to children to receive a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with event proceeds. This system allows remote monitoring of a Type 1 Diabetes patient’s glucose levels and alerts a parent when the child’s levels become dangerous. Applications for both programs will be available here beginning May 1, 2016. If you know a child (under the age of 18) with Type 1 Diabetes, please be sure to pass application information to their parents!