After 8 years of raising over $84,000 for the American Cancer Society, I knew that something was missing. So I created my own 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization called the HBBQ's Inc. (Has Been Beauty Queens) where I hold special pageants for children with cancer. I have held 11 pageants in 9 states, and over 1400 children have been crowned. What is special about my pageant, is that each child leaves as a winner. No matter if they are pale, bald, or thin, they are all beautiful to me. My pageant is headed to Canada in December, and Pennsylvania in the spring. My goal is to hold a pageant in each of the 50 states.