After a year off because of the global pandemic, Coronavirus, local charity the Tad Agnew Foundation will be having their event "Tips For Tad 9" this Saturday, June 5th Noon-5:00PM at The Ridge in Northeast Davenport.

"Tips For Tad" was originated in 2013 by a group of Tad's friends who wanted to honor him and raise some money for Melanoma research. That small get together at Pints in 2012 grew into a foundation and an annual event every year.

The first year $2,000 was raised for Melanoma research.  "Tips For Tad" has since raised for over $300,000 in 8 events!


Tad was a Bettendorf High School grad and an Iowa State alum.  He had a great sense of humor and an infectious smile.  As a healthy man in his early 30s, Tad started to have headaches.  Although, the headaches were bothersome he did not seek medical attention until he got sick one night.  In October of 2009, he went to the emergency room and an MRI found a large brain tumor-- the size of a tennis ball.  Tad was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma.


Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer.  It is increasing in numbers for people under the age of 40, especially woman and exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight or tanning lamps and beds increases your risk of developing melanoma.  Education is key to finding warning signs of Melanoma that is mainly found on your skin-- where sun exposure is more likely. Melanoma can be treated successfully if it is detected early. H/T Mayoclinic


As the event grew, the foundation knew that they needed to find a larger space.  In 2020, the foundation elected to have the event at The Ridge-- A Social Drinkery.  Unfortunately, following CDC suggestions and regulations, the event was canceled.  Now the event is back with a bang and you can help by DONATING HERE, participating in the event, and buying "Tips For Tad 9" t-shirts at The Ridge.

Please try to help out this great, local foundation.  Learn more about "Tips For Tad" by watching this clip from WHBF's "Living Local".

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