The Bend Your Knees Foundation is a Georgia 501(c) 3 non-profit started in memory of Collins Dixon to raise money to be able to give back to others. Our focus is to spread awareness of Brain tumors in children, support families with a child that has a brain tumor and support other organization that work with children with brain tumors such as the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children.

How do we do this?

1 – Raise Awareness of kids with brain tumors.

We raise awareness through t-shirts sales, Collins’ Scholarships, support of community events,  and the various fund raisers we do or support.

2 – Support  Families with a child with a brain tumor.

We support local families that have a child with a brain tumor by giving directly to a family and help the family with fund raising efforts.

3 – Support other organizations and events to reach families in other communities.

Through the funds we raised over the past 2 years we have been able to help several families not only locally in Cherokee County, but throughout the Southeast. For instance, working with the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children through the Collins Dixon Memorial fund we have been able to give to children outside of our local reach. By doing so we were able to help the families of 14 children in the following states this past year: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Massachusetts, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Giving Back to others is only part of the mission of Collins’ foundation. Collins’ faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was strong. As his body grew weaker, his faith grew stronger. Jesus was real to Collins’. He showed us how to FINISH STRONG!

Be apart of this year’s Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk!


You can download a mail-in form, fill it out and bring it to the RACE Day Registration Tent for Race Day Registration starting at 7:00am and ending sharply at 7:30am

Click Here to download a Mail-In Registration for the 3rd Annual Collins Dixon Bend Your Knees Run on July 12th, 2014 at FBC Canton!

Volunteer Sign-Ups CLOSED.

Thank you for your interest in Collins’ foundation. Please check our website often as we are in the process of redesigning the site.

God Bless and FINISH STRONG!

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