The Morgan Adams Foundation.
SOL is proud to support MAF and ARTMA
As a corporate sponsor we honor Morgan’s memory and help the foundation with fund-raising efforts so that other children have hope.
Sadly, cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children in the United States. One of every 330 kids are diagnosed with cancer each year, yet pediatric cancer research is seriously underfunded. Founded by Morgan Adams’ parents Joan Slaughter and Steven Adams – friends of SOL since its inception – The Morgan Adams Foundation helps fill gaps between research dollars for pediatric cancers and critical projects that could help find less-toxic therapies for the smallest cancer patients. Careful oversight and placement of funds means each dollar raised and donated supports the greatest number of new treatments in the most efficient way.
As our first photographer, Steven Adams became a member of the SOL family, and so did his wife and children. We have always been proud to provide our corporate support to this cause that is so near and dear to our hearts. Our favorite event is ARTMA, a fun and funky art auction for those of us that believe deeply in the healing power of art. ARTMA has been held since 2001, and each year more than 1000 guests attend to bid on and purchase 200-plus pieces of local, regional and national artists’ work, all donated and all to benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation. Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than three million dollars in funding for research and awareness to fight pediatric cancers through ARTMA and other events.
We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that cancer has also taken from us the co-founder of The Morgan Adams Foundation. Morgan Adams’ father Steven hated cancer and made it his life’s work to fight it, from the moment Morgan was diagnosed to the moment it took his own life in the fall of 2013. He was a bright and buoyant creative spirit that always was and always will be a friend of SOL. His legacy lives on in his wife, children, the foundation he helped create and the hundreds of children his hard work has helped.
For more information about The Morgan Adams Foundation and all their events, please visit morganadamsfoundation.org