Cars & ‘Q for the Cause, the award-winning car show and party hosted by Choate Construction Company, is in high gear as it returns to Atlanta for its 13th year of supporting the Georgia Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF).
Patrons will enjoy a generous spread of BBQ from Jim ‘n Nicks; continuous pours from local vendors, including Deep Roots Wine Market & Tasting Room, From the Earth Brewing, New Realm Brewing Co., Pontoon Brewing Company, and STATS Brewpub, as well as silent auction items and live music. The annual fun-raiser is well known around town for its 100+ unique cars, tasty BBQ, craft brews and signature wines, and sweet jams – but the true “Cause” behind the “Cars” may be less evident.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a progressive, genetic lung disease affecting close to 30,000 in the U.S., and the fight for a cure is what drives the employee-owners of Choate Construction year after year. Putting a face to CF, Choate partners with a “CF Ambassador” annually to bring home the why around the event. This year, two-year-old Brookhaven resident and CF fighter Brax Pope, alongside his parents, Jessica and Carter, join the party.
Jessica shares, “You would never know he [Brax] had a progressive, life-limiting condition. On the outside, like most toddlers, he has boundless energy and an infectious, endless curiosity and joy for the world around him. But on the inside, his body is constantly fighting against him – so we fight back harder.”
In just 12 years since the show began, Choate has raised $2.62 million for CF research and will top $3 million in 2022. Choate has supported CFF since its founding in 1989 and has since raised more than $6 million as one of the Foundation’s top corporate fundraisers in the nation. As a result of this “passion fundraising” happening around the country, the Foundation continues to announce massive breakthroughs in drug therapies.
“There is tremendous excitement over the life-changing drug Trikafta, and great anticipation for the FDA’s current clinical trial to approve its use for children as young as two,” says event founder, coordinator, and fellow Brookhaven resident Emily Bridges. “We are witnessing a new chapter of promise for children born today with CF. However, not all CF patients can take Trikafta. So, we won’t stop until CF stands for ‘Cure Found’ for all.”
Cars & ‘Q for the Cause boasts a variety of prize-winning automobiles, from classic sports cars to rare finds. Choate will also welcome an Atlanta Braves member as the master of ceremonies.
Advance tickets are $20 for entry and dinner and $40 for entry, dinner, cash bar.