2019 Charity

TEAM BAMIT

At UP! Music Fest, Team Bamit will be having gift basket raffles open to all attendees.

Team Bamit is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in memory of Margo Mallory Ambler.  At just 24 years old, Margo was diagnosed with cervical cancer and passed away after a hard fought battle lasting 9 months.  Margo’s battle may have ended, but Team Bamit continues the fight by raising funds for individuals, families and other non-profit organizations in need.  To date, Team Bamit has raised and donated over $53,000 to multiple causes including The Jimmy V Foundation, The Ronald McDonald House, The American Cancer Society and PreserveFertility.org, in honor of Margo. 

Team Bamit is excited to be a part of UP! Music Fest this year. There will be a number of wonderful items to be raffled off and Team Bamit volunteers will be selling raffle tickets on site on May 4, 2019. Donations are currently being accepted for gift baskets and no idea is too small, too large or too unique. Sports memorabilia, concert tickets, vacations, custom made furniture and wine baskets are just a few examples of the types of donations being sought. Check out our website for more raffle item details at https://www.bamitfoundation.com/. If you’d like to donate to this wonderful cause please email Margo’s sister K.T. Mallory at kt.mallory7@gmail.com

To get to know Margo, please see below for a post from her blog!

Margo Mallory Ambler

Our Mission

By sharing the story of our angel Margo Mallory Ambler, the Team BamIt organization is dedicated to inspiring and comforting those experiencing similar tragedies.  Through fundraising and promotional events, Team BamIt works to give hope to young people facing personal crises.  

The following was taken from Margo’s blog talking about the start of her battle:
“In October of 2011 I got engaged to my best friend Derek. Everything was great we were happy living together, he was student teaching, and I had a great job. Somedays I would think about how lucky I was, and couldn’t even believe it. To me nothing could go wrong.
 I have always loved kids. Ever since I was little I was a mothers helper, and a babysitter, for a couple years I was a preschool teacher. To me nothing was greater then getting to become a Mom, and I always looked forward to that in my life. One of the things that made me realize that Derek was the one for me, was how much he too loved little kids. I knew that one day he would be a great Dad, and I absolutely loved that about him.
 In November we were getting ready to go on the trip of a lifetime for the two of us. We were going with my work to Turks and Caicos.  I was so happy it was Thanksgiving we were traveling, and with people we loved.  We had such a great time on that trip, and knowing what I do now I would give anything to go back when everything was happy, and it all made sense.
 A week after we came home from vacation I wasnt feeling too well. I had some female problems for longer then I knew I should and I knew that it was time for me to call the Dr. I had been avoiding it enough, and I knew at this point all it could do is help me.
 I was nervous to go to the Dr my sister had taken off the morning, and took me there, because I didn’t feel comfortable driving myself. After my Dr’s appointment I didnt really think that anything very serious was wrong, I needed to have some tests run so they asked me  to come Monday morning for the results.
  My Mom came with me to the Dr that morning. I didnt think that anything was really wrong, but I just felt better having her with me. Sometimes I forget how old I am, and think that she needs to come to every appointment with me.

I will never forget what I thought when the Dr told me the news. The first thing that ran through my mind was ” I don’t want to die.” I had just been told that I had cervical cancer. Cancer? But I thought that it was nothing serious? How is this possible?  The gynocoligist couldn’t tell us much about my cancer, all she could tell me is that I had always done everything right. But if I did everything right then why am I sitting here? The next step was I had to meet with the oncoligist at 2:00. I had just been told that I had cancer, but now I wished more then anything that I could go back to not knowing, go back to what I considered “normal”.” (Margo Mallory Ambler ) 

To see more of Margo’s blog go to  http://bamitgirl.wordpress.com/