At Garnet & Gold, we are committed to conducting our business in a socially responsible and ethical manner. We recognize our responsibility to contribute positively to the community that supports us. Garnet & Gold has been a valued part of the Florida State experience for over 35 years. We are committed to strengthening our community bonds with both Florida State University and the Tallahassee community. Our stores allow customers to connect and tap into shared passions for both sports and our great university in general. We have a storied history of community investment. For more than 35 years, Garnet & Gold and its owner, Guy Moore, have consistently supported numerous charities and initiatives that are doing critical work in our community. We recognize our responsibility to contribute positively to the community that supports us. We regularly donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of designated goods to charities of our choice. Our past recipients have included Leon County Animal Shelter, Meals on Wheels, Big Bend Hospice, Covenant Hospice, Kidz1st Fund, FSU Dance Marathon supporting Children's Miracle Network and many other philanthropic organizations.
This year we will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of designated goods to our charity of choice… Kidz1stFund.
Kidz1stFund was created to raise awareness and funds in support of research to fight Fanconi anemia, a rare but serious blood disease that affects thousands of children each year. New treatments are being developed, and breakthroughs are on the horizon, but defeating this illness will require the help of generous souls from every walk of life.
Jimbo Fisher, head football coach of the Seminoles, and his family are fighting the battle of their lives. Fisher's youngest son, Ethan, was diagnosed with Fanconi anemia, a rare genetic disorder that causes bone marrow failure. Fanconi Anemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects about 1 in every 130,000 people. Patients with Fanconi Anemia can't repair their DNA. When their bodies make new cells, they come with mistakes -- big ones that can lead bone marrow failure and cancer.
The Fishers created the nonprofit Kidz1stFund shortly after Ethan's diagnosis to increase awareness and raise money for research about Fanconi Anemia. To date, Kidz1stFund has given more than $1.5 million and donations stream in from all over the country.
"Anything can be cured and that's our commitment. We're going to find a cure. We're on a quest to find a cure."
- Jimbo FIsher
Help us help our extended Seminole family in a quest to find a cure for Fanconi Anemia!