Caden’s Full Throttle to raise money for congenital heart and pediatric heart transplant research at Mott

June 25, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Center will host an evening to increase awareness about congenital heart disease that affects 1 in 110 children born in Michigan each year.

Funds raised will help advance research opportunities in pediatric heart transplant and congenital heart disease in honor of Caden Bowles, an extraordinary 11-year-old car enthusiast who passed away while waiting for a suitable donor.

This event — Caden’s Full Throttle — was named after Caden’s newsletter titled “Full Throttle,” his own hand-drawn publication created during his long days while hospitalized at Mott.

The annual event will be held from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 at the Zingerman’s Cornman Farms in Dexter.

The event includes champagne and hors d’oeuvres and a strolling gourmet dinner provided by culinary award-winning supporters Cornman Farms and Forte Belanger.

This year’s presenting sponsors include La Fontaine.

The elegant countryside backdrop of Cornman Farms will be studded with luxury vehicles for you to explore while listening to the Zamberlan Jazz Trio. Auto enthusiasts are encouraged to bring their favorite vehicle to add to those parked on the lawn.

The event will include both silent and live auctions featuring one-of-a-kind experiences as well as original artwork.

Help raise funds for congenital heart research and pediatric heart transplants, and increase awareness for organ donation! Tickets are $350 each or $600 for a pair. Advance ticket purchase is required.

Purchase tickets by clicking here. Sponsorships are also available.

For more information, contact Barb Brown or Gayle Thomas at