Our Beginning

In 2013, Christopher Cayford was diagnosed with cancer. In the years that followed, he navigated the challenges of being seriously ill with kindness and grace. Christopher serves as a role model for many. In return, his ‘village’ stepped up and supported him through his journey with every opportunity possible. Christopher and 9 remarkable people were motivated to ensure that no young adult facing a shortened life expectancy should pass without first realizing a treasured experience, shared with those who love and support them. With that concept serving as motivation, The Forward Foundation was established.

mission

To provide young adults who are terminally ill with meaningful experiences of connection.

vision

That no young adult shall die without having an experience of connection realized.

Foundation Timeline

april 29, 2017

inaugural cayford gala

february 19, 2018

Forward Foundation is Incorporated

march 3, 2018

kayak for a cure event

March 7, 2018

Co-founder Chris Cayford passes

march 15, 2018

Forward foundation launch party

july 7, 2018

1ST ANNUAL CHRIS CAYFORD CLASSIC GOLF TOURNAMENT

october 20, 2018

2nd annual cayford gala

november 7-10, 2018

Tamara’s Recipient experience

june 23, 2019

2nd annual chris cayford classic golf tournament

august 14-19, 2019

danika’s recipient experience

october 19, 2019

3rd annual cayford gala

February 9, 2020

ann’s recipient experience

august 24, 2020

everesting virtual fundraiser

Inaugural Cayford Gala

April 29, 2017

Inaugural Cayford Gala

Forward Foundation is Incorporated

February 19, 2018

Forward Foundation is Incorporated

Kayak for a Cure Event

March 3, 2018

Kayak for a Cure Event

Forward Foundation Co-founder Chris Cayford passes

March 7, 2018

Forward Foundation Co-founder Chris Cayford passes

Forward Foundation launch party

March 15, 2018

Forward Foundation launch party

2018 Chris Cayford Golf Tournament

July 7, 2018

2018 Chris Cayford Golf Tournament

2018 Cayford Gala

October 20, 2018

2018 Cayford Gala

Tamara’s recipient experience

November 7, 2018

Tamara’s recipient experience

2019 Chris Cayford Golf Tournament

June 23, 2019

2019 Chris Cayford Golf Tournament

Danika’s recipient experience

August 14, 2019

Danika’s recipient experience

2019 Cayford Gala

October 19, 2019

2019 Cayford Gala

Ann’s recipient experience

August 24, 2020

Ann’s recipient experience

2020 Everesting virtual fundraiser

August 24, 2020

2020 Everesting virtual fundraiser