Benefit Concert - Thanks for your support


Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Gaddes Foundation Benifit Concert!!

With your help the Gaddes Foundation raised over $10,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research, organ donation registration programs , and scholarships. It was a great night filled with music, dancing and raffle baskets. 

A special thank you to the volunteers who worked the event, those who donated gift baskets for raffle and the Dan Rafferty Band.

The Gaddes Foundation presents The Dan Rafferty Band


Join us at the Gaddes Foundation benefit concert and silent auction Saturday, November 17th. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club in Waterford (2100 Scott Lake Rd. Waterford, MI 48328). Tickets are $15 each and available at the door. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

The Dan Rafferty Band will be bringing their dynamic sets of Top 40 hits and great oldies. Check them out at

The silent auction has an array of items including NASCAR helmets, Pandora bracelets, a party bus rental  and more. In addition to the auction, prize baskets will be raffled off throughout the evening.

Annual Corn Roast - Sept. 22, 2012

Friends of the Foundation (those of you who have supported us in one way or another) are invited to join us Saturday, Sept. 22 for our annual corn roast and picnic. This FREE event begins at 2:00 PM and continues until the last ear of corn is eaten. Plenty of parking is available onsite at 1170 Shoman in Waterford.

Food and keg beer will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own additional beverages.

In addition to food and fellowship, Friends will be able to participate in a euchre tournament and 50/50 raffle. A pair of tickets to this year’s UofM - MSU football game will also be up for grabs.

Contributions to the party, food or otherwise, are welcome. Please let us know if you’d like to help.

Tony Gaddes

GADDES, ANTHONY "Tony" MAX; of Waterford; stepped into the light surrounded by love and friendship on August 15, 2012; at the age of 32. He was the beloved eldest son of Bill and Carole Gaddes; and the cherished brother of the late Michael Gaddes (Kristen). Tony leaves behind a loving extended family and an enormous circle of friends... Read more

Race for Gaddes with James Buescher


NASCAR Driver James Buescher is giving away 2 VIP Pit Passes for the Aug18th VFW 200 at the Michigan International Speedway for an amazing cause!  To raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and the Gaddes Foundation, fans who donate $28+ will have the unique opportunity to hang out in the pit during the race with James. You'll even get to sit on the pit box like the crew chief.  (Click here for the official rules) 

Even better, when you donate anything to the Gaddes Foundation, you'll be signed up to win one of these awesome prizes:

  • Autographed Darrell Waltrip Chrome Helmet
  • Autographed Aric Almirola Hat
  • Autographed Aric Almirola Helmet Visor
  • Autographed Kevin Harvick Hat
  • Autographed Paul Menard MINI Helmet
  • Autographed Paul Menard Hat
  • Autographed Paul Menard Hero Cards (4 Winners)
  • Unopened Dale Earnhardt Monopoly board game

On July 8th, we'll shuffle the names of all those that donated and will pull 11 winners. (Click here for the official rules)

Click Here to Donate!!!!





Kid Rock's Made in Detroit helps make a difference for the Gaddes Foundation by sponsoring James Buescher's racecar at the Michigan International Speedway. Today, Made in Detroit is more than a Kid Rock brand, it's the official mark of a movement that belongs to all of us. Born to represent, this is MADE IN DETROIT for James Buescher at the Michigan International Speedway! 

For more info vist Race for Gaddes on Crowdrise!!!

Put your name on a racecar

In an attempt to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and The Gaddes Foundation, NASCAR Nationwide Series team – Turner Motorsports is allowing NASCAR fans a unique opportunity to have their name on the deck lid of their racecar. Donations will be collected via. PayPal and all proceeds will go to The Gaddes Foundation, benefiting Cystic Fibrosis. 

Donation Deadline May 28th

$50 Donation - This donation gets your name on the deck lid of a Turner Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series car (name size dependent upon total donations collected), surrounding The Gaddes Foundation logo; in addition, you will also receive an 8x10 photo of the area on the deck lid in which your name is located, photo to be shipped to address provided in donation, after race is completed.
$25 Donation - This donation will get you an overall photo of the Turner Motorsports NASCAR Nationwide Series car deck lid, primary focus will be The Gaddes Foundation logo. 

For more information

2nd Annual Gaddes Foundation Walk

Put on your walking shoes, grab your friends and join us for the 2nd Annual Gaddes Foundation Walk, Saturday, May 19 at the Waterford Civic Center. After a few laps around the pond, we'll be serving lunch (and handing out prizes to the top fundraisers) in the adjacent Parks & Rec building. A minimum of $30 is required to walk ($50 gets you a Gaddes Foundation t-shirt!) and we encourage you to collect pledges in support of your participation. Click here or contact us for more information.

What Is Bill Ferguson Jr. Tweeting His Thumbs Off For - Kevin Bennett

"And why should you care? Over the last few weeks, if you have been on Twitter or any other social media network, you have probably seen the name Bill Ferguson Jr.roll across your screen. Do you even know who he is? He is not just another Twitter pirate begging for money for God knows what. This is different. Sure, we see people ask for money all the time for things like Cancer, AIDS, or Multiple Sclerosis. Those diseases get national attention all the time. And with no cure, they should. But Bill Ferguson Jr. is trying to get attention for another killer. This disease gives a person the average of 37 years to live. This disease has no prevention. This disease is carried in a defective gene of 1 in 29 Caucasian males. It is Cystic Fibrosis." Read more

Adam Baldwin Donates Firefly Replica Jaynestown Bust

Ebay Listing

Head and shoulder lifecast of actor Adam Baldwin, being a 1st generation copy of the original bust that was cast and over sculpted as a filming prop for the 7th episode of  Joss Whedon's cult-TV series Firefly 'Jaynestown.' (Written by Ben Edlund)

The bust of the original fiberglass "mud" statue was created by Los Angeles special makeup effects artist Robert Hall at his company Almost Human.  After filming of 'Jaynestown' wrapped in September of 2002, the "screen-used" bust was kept by the actor and then sold at charity auction in December of 2005.

The item currently at auction is an ARTIST'S COPY that Mr. Hall gifted to the actor for his personal collection.  It was created from the original lifecast mold and finished for Mr. Baldwin prior to 2005.  The composition material is unknown, but it is of note that this is a solidly cast piece (approx. 7lbs in weight). The finish is artist faux painted rather than "mud-caked".