Chip’s Nation Event Set For Feb. 23 In Dunwoody

GON Staff | January 27, 2019

Chip’s Nation Pediatric Cancer Foundation will host the 3rd annual Hunting, Fishing, Praying for a Cure (HFPC) event on Feb. 23. 

This event is the foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, and the goal for HFPC 2019 is to raise $200,000 in one night.

In August 2010, Chip Madren was a regular 13-year-old 7th grader who loved baseball, hunting and fishing. After what was thought to be a mild concussion, he was diagnosed with brain cancer, specifically Stage IV anaplastic metastatic medulloblastoma. He was immediately admitted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where he spent about 180 days of the next year.

After 48 radiation treatments, 10 surgeries, 18 months of chemotherapy and countless injections, Chip is now in remission and works every day to regain his strength. He is 21 years old now and lives at home with his two brothers, his service dog Vera and his loving parents.

While Chip was sick, a Nation formed around him and his family, a group who supported them through his fight. Chip is now using this Nation to help him to continue the fight to ensure that more kids have a positive outcome like his, and to ultimately battle the beast of childhood cancer.

Chip Madren and GON’s Daryl Kirby at the 2018 Outdoor Blast. Chip is hosting his foundation’s annual fundraising event on Feb. 23, 2019.

Chip is currently employed by Georgia DNR to help others with disabilities, and he is continuing to raise awareness for childhood cancer. 

Thanks to support from sportsmen and friends over the last three years, Chip’s Nation has impacted the lives of many facing life threatening illness with Care, Research, Hope and Love, specifically:

(Care): Funded $50,000 to Children’s Health Care for families dealing with complex pediatric cases that cross complex medical treatment disciplines.

(Research): Funded $50,000 to Cure Childhood specifically earmarked for research and advancing treatments.

(Hope): Funded 10 outdoor dream trips for children facing life threatening illness through a partnership with The Outdoor Dream Foundation.

(Love): Funded the breeding, upbringing and training of four fully accredited ADA recognized service dogs through a partnership with Canine Assistance.

You may register for the Feb. 23 event—or support Chip’s Nation directly—by visiting the website at

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