INAUGURAL

ford tough Festival

October 5 2021

kid’s activities | live music | FOOD TRUCKS

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Event starts at 6PM 

Location: Freedom Farms 

(434 Overbrook Rd Valencia PA 16059)

No admission fee, 

donations appreciated

Feature Artist: Pittsburgh native

Steve Moakler

Main feature of event is a performance by country music 

singer Steve Moakler. Steave Moakler is based in Nashville but originally from Pittsburgh, PA. He is performing as part of his 

The Hometowns & Campgrounds Tour 2021.

Performance between 8-9PM



Feature EMCEE: Pittsburgh native

Erika Jay from Q92.9 FM Pittsburgh

Erika Jay from Q92.9 FM Pittsburgh will be the emcee 

of the event

where the money will go

help us raise money for childhood cancer familiesand research

100% of all proceeds to be distributed to Band of Parents, a not for profit corporation duly incorporated in the State of New York, which has provided grassroot support for the development of cutting-edge neuroblastoma therapies at MSK (particularly, 3F8 antibody therapy). Band of Parents also supports families costs relative to traveling to New York for neuroblastoma treatment.


To learn more about Band of Parents click here!

All donations received and expenses covered will be made transparent and available for reporting following the event. If there are any additional questions, please reach out to rbartle@gmail.com.

food trucks and events including:

Gravy Griddle

Dented Keg

Farm animals

Pittsburgh Eatz

North Country Brewing

Face painting

Latte Lane

Nina's Italian Ice

Basket Raffle

Performance by Ryder Boles,

performing 7-8PM

Balloon Artist

Magician

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS:

Coyote Grill

XO n Box

Stems by Syd

ICON Studio

Johno Prascak Art

Rhoads Orthodontics

Molson Coors (courtesy of 

Behnken family)

JP Diroll Photography

All Day Ray Sports

Livi Photos

VentiSei Wine

Stephanie Boivin Jewelry

PennOhio Water

Caitwirk Photography

Bainbridge Studio Photography

Makeup and More w. Mia, Jaclyn, 

and Rose (Farmasi) 

Dormont Appliance

Off the Hook Restaurant

Ace Hardware

Color Street Nails

Cindy Miklos Wine

Kat and Willie Boutique

Sports Clips

State Farm - Ed Isabella

Augustine's Pizza

Capital A Wealth Management

Karski Security

Horizon Supply Company

Dallas Hartman Law Offices

SpeedPro Pittsburgh North

Armful of Flowers

From the Field PGH

Dentistry for Kids

Mars Candyland

Nails 88 

who we are

About ford TOugh

The Ford Tough Festival & Concert is inspired by the family and friends of Ford Bartle (our "Ford Tough Family"). Ford is a 4 year old from Mars, Pennsylvania who was diagnosed with High-Risk Stage IV Neuroblastoma in August 2019. Presently, he continues to receive consolidation treatments for his battle against Neuroblastoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ("MSK") in New York City. Ford has battled through initial frontline treatments, tumor resection surgery, and a relapse regimen over the past two years and continues to smile along the way. He, like his young peers battling childhood cancer, embodies the essence of 'Ford Tough.' 

Treatments

Some of the treatments that Ford receives include antibody immunotherapies and vaccination options that are not readily available anywhere else in the world but at MSK in New York City. MSK has pioneered these treatments and as a result attracts families battling Neuroblastoma from all over the USA (and world). 


Helping impacted familes

The Bartle's and many other families affected by Neuroblastoma are fortunate to have these groundbreaking treatment options available at MSK as well as a best-in-class surgical team; however, logistical and travel burdens related to long-term treatment schedules or surgical recovery in New York City can be more than burdensome and disruptive to these little warriors and their families. Realizing this firsthand, the Bartle family is motivated to make any impact they can to lessen this burden for impacted families. 


Ford TOugh Foundation

When the chance to host country singer Steve Moakler on his 2021 Hometowns & Campgrounds Tour became available, the Ford Tough Family jumped at the opportunity in an effort to combine 

a fun night for the community with fundraising. The goal is to make this the first of many fun community events for years to come and to support the creation of the 'Ford Tough Foundation.' This will allow the Ford Tough Family to support similarly impacted families for years to come and until cutting-edge Neuroblastoma treatments are within closer reach 

to everyone worldwide. 

"The sad fact is that due to the high cost of research and the small number of children diagnosed annually, pediatric cancer is severely underfunded by both the pharmaceutical industry and the federal government. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s funding goes to fight pediatric cancer."

- Bandofparents.org

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