In December of 2002, nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas, terminally ill with bone cancer, withdrew the entire $6,000 from his savings account and put it in envelopes for kids on the pediatric oncology floor at the hospital.
After giving all of his money away, Mitch’s dad made a pinky swear promise with him to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone.
Mitch passed away on April 11, 2003, and shortly afterwards, Pinky Swear Foundation was established by his parents to honor the promise he made.
Hosted by KARE11's Eric Perkins, the 6th Annual Perk's Pinky Swear Mess Fest is a youth and family slopstacle course to raise money and awareness for Pinky Swear Foundation. The focus of the event is kids helping kids with cancer, with a course featuring 11 slopstacles and a family-friendly event open to all ages.