The Big Tree Memorial Fund is dedicated to honoring the legacy of Erik Knapp and advocating strength and providing assistance to those impacted by cancer.
On June 23, 2020 we lost Erik "Big Tree" Knapp suddenly to brain cancer. In his honor, we have established the Big Tree Memorial Fund to raise funds to fight for a cure for glioblastoma, and assist other families dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one due to cancer.
Please stay connected, contribute, and keep Erik’s memory alive. Please also check back often and be sure to like, follow and subscribe on social media for the latest announcements of Big Tree merchandise, events, and celebrations of his life and legacy.
We're so proud to be able to, once again, support two families in 2023.
The first family to receive $15,000 was the Knox Family from Frederick, Maryland. The funds were given to wife Jennifer and daughter Izzy in honor of Scott who passed in July 2023 from cancer.
The second family to receive $15,000 this year was the Gevaudan Family from Federalsburg, Maryland. Elliott and daughter, Addison, received the funds in honor of wife and mother Hannah who passed in August 2023 from breast cancer.
We were fortunate to raise enough money to support TWO families. This is huge for us to have accomplished in only our second year and we know Erik would be proud as we’re making the difference we originally set out to do.
The first family we gave $15,000 to was the Snesrud Family from Point of Rocks, Maryland. The funds are given in honor of Erik who passed in February 2020.
The second family that received $15,000 in 2022 was Marshall Family from Bowie, Maryland. Eric passed in January 2021 from colon cancer.
We were fortunate to have raised $15,000 to give to the Snider Family in honor and memory of Kathryn. With the funds comes becoming a part of the Big Tree family. This video is of the reception where Ashley Knapp gave the funds raised by the Big Tree Memorial Fund over 2021 to Kathryn's family.
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We have an avid social media following where we regularly share updates about the organization, our Big Tree Invitational, opportunities to get merchandise, upcoming events and more. Be sure to follow us to stay in the know!
Your contributions go to assisting families dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one due to cancer.