You Are Cordially Invited to the Gold UnGala

This year, our unbelievable PAX team is hoping to generate more funds to children in their fight with cancer by taking an unconventional approach to our annual fundraising event with an unforgettable twist!

In lieu of the traditional Gold Gala, we are holding the Gold UnGala on our Facebook page. With every donation by February 2nd you will receive a candle from PAX Headquarters.

Then, on February 16 we invite you to do the following:

  1. “Like” the Paxton Andrews Foundation Facebook page if you haven’t done so already.
  2. Take a picture of your lit candle – wherever you are and whatever you’re doing that day!
  3. Share a photo of the candle on your Facebook page. Don’t forget to tag us in it by typing: @PaxtonAndrewsFoundation
  4. Like, comment, share, and spread PaxLove!

While we will certainly miss seeing your faces this year, we appreciate your unyielding support of PAX and helping families navigate the unimaginable – childhood cancer.


Saturday, February 16




Post a picture of your PAX candle on Facebook!

Show Your Unconditional PaxLove

Anyone who makes a contribution by February 2nd will receive a candle from PAX Headquarters.

We invite you to show your unconditional PaxLove by gifting the amount you typically would donate at the Gala.

Follow Us On Facebook

“Like” the Paxton Andrews Foundation Facebook page to stay up to date on all the fun!


Show Your PaxLove and Place a Bid That Gives Back

Sir Giraffe

Current bid: $100.00

Before placing a bid, you must first register a login account. Highest bidder will be notified via email. Payment must be received within 48 hours. Good luck!

Item condition: Gently Loved

Time left:

Auction ends: February 16, 2019 10:00 pm
Timezone: America/Chicago

Current bid: $100.00



Giraffes were Paxton’s favorite.

This was the absolute, indisputable truth, despite the best efforts of a doting Momma, who spent months purchasing and carefully placing an entire nursery full of owls. But Paxton had a mind of his own very early on, and he made his preference very clear. No owls, Momma. I like GIRAFFES.

When you consider the spiritual meaning of giraffes in many cultures, this is truly quite remarkable. When you consider Paxton, and his chosen “spirit animal” it takes on a symbolism of its own. Giraffes are gentle. Giraffes make the most of every minute of every day, needing only about 30 minutes of sleep in a 24 hour period. Their long necks, reaching into the heavens, symbolize the ability to obtain things that would normally be out of reach. When life is chaotic, giraffes remind you to keep your head up. Above all, giraffes symbolize safety and strength in times of need. It is in that spirit that Sir Giraffe has been auctioned off each year, as a reminder of Paxton’s life spark, and as a symbol of the strength and hope for all children fighting childhood cancer.

Auction History

Date Bid User Auto
January 18, 2019 8:41 pm$100.00drshaver4
January 17, 2019 2:58 pm$40.00abbussler
January 4, 2019 8:54 pm$20.00hoffmanerin1
January 4, 2019 8:00 amAuction started

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