When GameGuard was established in 2003, Founders Craig & Stacey Smith knew that, regardless of how much success came their way, they wanted to remain faithful to give generously to those in need. Over a decade later, this call is at the heart of what we do. While our giving has historically been set aside as a private activity, we're now taking efforts to give generously of another resource: Our Voice.
GameGuard has been fortunate to reach faithful fans and followers across the nation with our love of the outdoors, and now, we're sharing our love for people and the opportunity to help those in need. Below is a list of causes that we believe are making a difference. We have been blessed to give to these organizations, and we encourage you to do the same.
Grace House India is a Christ-centered non-profit home that provides sanctuary and full-time care to some of rural India's most vulnerable girls — girls who have experienced unspeakable violence, abuse, poverty, and loss of family.
In January 2011, Amy Selkirk was a 38-year-old healthy wife and mother, a nurse practitioner who had temporarily "retired" from her professional work to raise her small children, ages 2 and 7. That month, only weeks after a clean mammogram report, Amy found a lump in her breast. Her discovery led to the diagnosis of a rapidly growing, aggressive breast cancer defined as TNBC. Chemotherapy given before surgery proved ineffective; Amy's course of treatment continued with a mastectomy and chest wall radiation.
Throughout the summer of 2011, Amy continued to fight her disease with the faith, knowledge and encouragement given to her by Dr. O'Shaughnessy, her oncologist. In spite of all treatments, Amy's cancer spread to her lungs, liver, and bones, and sadly, Amy lost her battle with breast cancer a year after her initial diagnosis.
In Amy's honor and memory, a fund for advancing breast cancer research has been established at Baylor Health Care System Foundation: the Amy Selkirk Breast Cancer Research Fund.