The California Fire Foundation published a full-page story on the Andy Valenta Melanoma Foundation and presented Caylie with a donation to assist in raising awareness
True Grit Event
On May 2, 2022 the Belching Beaver Brewery in Vista, CA launched a special beer in Andy’s honor: the “True Grit IPA”. All sales from the beer and additional t-shirt sales from the event were donated to the Andy Valenta Melanoma Foundation, raising over $14,000.
A full pallet of beer sold out in under 3 hours making the fundraiser a huge success! The money will be used to provide skin cancer screenings to fire departments and continue to educate and assist with prevention.