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We obtained our 501(c)(3) in 2011 in order to be as transparent as possible for our supporters. We will continue to seek improving the openness of this organization and please contact us with any questions you may have.

About Us

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Our Founder

Scares That Care was founded by Joe Ripple. A retired Baltimore County, Maryland, Police Detective who in 2007 started this organization as a tribute to the daughter of a fellow officer who succumbed to a terminal illness..

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Our History

 The charity originally started with the goal of raising $10,000 per year for organizations such as Make-A-Wish and the Kennedy Krieger Institute.


After several successful campaigns, the charity became more formalized in 2011 as a 501(c)(3) and established the Board of Directors. 


The mission originally was designed to help those fighting breast cancer or childhood illness.  This was then expanded by horror legend Kane Hodder as he asked us to take over his burn survivor program.

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Our Mission

As a 100% volunteer organization, we are focused to fight the REAL MONSTERS of childhood illness, burns and breast cancer by helping families who are experiencing these extraordinary hardships cope with the financial burden by raising and providing $10,000 per recipient family.

2019 sponsored families

Sick Child - Looking for 2020

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Now that Joel's check has been provided, we are now looking for who will be the recipient for 2020.

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Breast Cancer Fighter - Laura

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Breast cancer warrior, stage 2b. It’s affecting her lymph nodes, and she hasn’t been able to work. Bi-lateral mastectomy, chemo, and has three children...one in college, a 13 year old and an 11 year old. Most impressively, she is known in Arkansas as “The Lady in the Rainbow Dress.” She is a fighter and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ Community. Now, this warrior needs OUR help. 2020 is HER year! 

Burn Survivor - David

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 Just after the birth of his daughter, David Richards was involved in a horrific home accident. Engulfed in flames from an exploding gas can, David suffered 80% burns on his body from his neck to his feet. 

See Our Past Recipients

Upcoming events and appearances

8/30 to 9/1/2019

Creature Feature Weekend

All day

Wyndham Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA

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8/30 to 9/1/2019

Creature Feature Weekend

STC will have a booth here along with celebrities, film festival, vendors, food trucks and nightly ghost and film location tours!


http://creaturefeatureweekend.com/ 

All day

Wyndham Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA

9/6 to 9/8/2019

Crypticon Minneapolis

All day

Mall of America

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9/6 to 9/8/2019

Crypticon Minneapolis

All day

Mall of America

9/13/2019

Friday the 13th: Friday Fundraiser

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Williamsburg, VA

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9/13/2019

Friday the 13th: Friday Fundraiser

5:00pm - 9:00pm

Williamsburg, VA

10/5/2019

Monster Fest 16

10:00am - 4:30pm

Chesapeake, Virginia

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10/5/2019

10:00am - 4:30pm

Chesapeake, Virginia

10/11 - 10/13/2019

Rock and Shock

All day

Worcester, MA

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10/11 - 10/13/2019

Rock and Shock

All day

Worcester, MA

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