MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – The Amazing Candle (TheAmazingCandle.com), a novelty candle launched by Manatee County-based, family-owned firm Jaxx Marketing, is kicking off a campaign to raise $1 million for cancer research and awareness for families who are battling the devastating disease.
The #CelebrateMoreBirthdays campaign launches on May 2, 2016 and will include partnerships with various foundations over the next year. The campaign’s first foundation partner is a Lakewood Ranch, Fla.-based nonprofit organization that raises money to assist families with children who have cancer.
Beginning on May 2, $2 from every candle purchased through the website TheAmazingCandle.com will go to The Payton Wright Foundation.
“Cancer touches all of us in one way or another, and we want to take this opportunity to use our candle to give back in a big way,” said Ruth Brown, president of Jaxx Marketing. “We have been truly blessed with this successful business that was started as really just a hobby and has exploded in growth over the past five years. What better way to show our thanks than to raise money for cancer research and awareness so that more people can celebrate more birthdays? Over the next year, by working with a variety of nonprofit organizations, we hope to be able to raise $1 million to further that cause,” she said.
The Amazing Candle when lit, sparkles dramatically, lights many mini candles as it opens, spins and plays “Happy Birthday to You”. The Amazing Candle appeals to all ages and comes in a variety of colors and styles, including rainbow, solid colors, soccer and football.
The candle gained popularity after being featured on CNN and The Food Network. The candle has been available in several local Manatee County stores over the past three years, in addition to close to 100 other retailers across America.
“We are so thankful to partner with Wowzza the Amazing Candle in the month of May to help raise funds for families with children who are battling cancer,” said Holly Wright, president of The Payton Wright Foundation. “Anything that helps further our mission of lessening the burden on families with children battling cancer is truly appreciated,” she said.
About The Payton Wright Foundation
The Payton Wright Foundation exists to help support families who are caring for a child with brain cancer. Patrick and Holly Wright established the Sarasota-based nonprofit following the passing of their 5-year-old daughter, Payton, who succumbed to brain cancer. The Payton Wright Foundation works with families, physicians and social workers to provide practical relief for things such as fuel, food or housing expense so that families can give full concentration to their child’s care and treatment. For more information, visit www.PaytonWright.org or call 941-228-4886.
About Jaxx Marketing
Manatee County-based family owned firm Jaxx Marketing is the America distributor of Wowzza the Amazing Candle with patents held for all existing designs. Wowzza the Amazing Candle is a sparkling, spinning, colorful and musical birthday candle that plays “Happy Birthday” when lit and comes in a variety of designs including rainbow, solid colors, soccer, and football. For more information, visit www.TheAmazingCandle.com.