On March 17th, We raised $30,000 for Huntsman Cancer Foundation. We couldn't have done it without you!
March 17th was a monumental day for us! Our employees & family members donated 100% of the labor and Taco Amigo donated 100% of everything else--food, paper products, utilities, insurance, and even the value of the sales tax! That made it so that every cent spent by customers could be donated to Huntsman Cancer Foundation. So far we've donated $30,000 and we are still receiving online donations!
Many of you know that we recently lost a family member to cancer. Von was diagnosed with colon cancer 7 years ago and his life was both blessed and extended by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He loved the doctors, nurses, and staff and often talked about how lucky he was to be treated there.
March 17th would have been Von's 58th birthday--and it was our privilege to donate 100% of our sales on that day to Huntsman Cancer Foundation.
If you weren't able to attend our Day of Giving--or just want to do more, consider making a donation directly to Huntsman Cancer Foundation. Enter "Taco Amigo Cares" in the notification section under "dedicate my donation" to include your donation with ours!
Who are you giving your $5 for? Write their name on your hand and share the image on social media. If no one immediately comes to mind, we'd be honored if you'd write "Von" on your hand! Want to have your photo included below? Just send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 17, 1960 - January 26, 2018
Von Gary Keetch spent his entire life serving others. From the time he was a little boy, to the last years of his life serving as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy for the LDS church, his focus was on others and how he could make the lives of those around him better.
Even during his 7 year battle with Colon Cancer, he was constantly looking for ways to make others happy. He showed this selfless attitude in the way he treated his nurses and doctors during his cancer treatments and multiple surgeries. He always put his family first by planning family vacations and events even when he wasn’t feeling his best. And he went out of his way to be a best friend, confidant and advisor to anyone who needed him.
Losing our beloved son, brother, husband, father, and Papa has left a huge hole in our lives. But Von had a favorite saying, “If you don’t like your lot in life, build a service station on it.”
We know that the greatest thing we can do to honor this man we adore so much is to forget our pain and heartache for a day and turn our hearts outward, towards others.