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About Us

SCARE for a CURE is a 100% volunteer organization in Central Texas that creates interactive haunted adventures while mentoring youth to raise money for Breast Cancer Resource Center and other local charities.

Our Vision

To establish a diverse community of volunteerism that develops skills and cultivates creativity for the greater good.

Our History

Born out of the ashes of legendary haunts Britannia Manor and Haunted Trails and raised from the infamous backyard haunt of local celebrity Jarrett Crippen, a.k.a. The Defuser, SCARE for a CURE’s talented, creative and fiendish crew of special effects artists, set builders, audio and lighting techs, costume designers, make up artists and actors work year-round alongside volunteers from community organizations throughout Central Texas to build the haunt bigger and better each year.

SCARE’s inaugural Haunt in 2007 raised $5,000 to support breast cancer recovery. The 2008 Haunt raised $10,000 that went toward scholarship funds awarded to four students affected by cancer. In 2009 we broke all previous records, donating $15,000 in proceeds to the Breast Cancer Resource Centers of Texas. The 2009 haunt logged over 12,000 volunteer hours from nearly 300 volunteers. And in 2010, topping ourselves again, SCARE donated $20,000, again to BCRC. Our crew has included teams from Sony Online Entertainment, Office Max, Americorp, Austin Art Institute, and students from Austin Sunshine Camps and Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired/Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center.

Our all-volunteer crew is passionate about Scaring and Caring. We do this to give back to the community.

SCARE for a CURE is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Board of Directors

Susan Pratt

Susan Pratt
President

Debra Buffington

Debra Buffington
Vice President

Jarrett Crippen

Jarrett Crippen
Build Director

Alexander Petak

Alexander Petak
Treasurer

Brooke Garrett

Brooke Garrett
Volunteer Director

Suzie Hawley

Suzie Hawley
Operations Director

Ray Anne Evans

Ray Anne Evans
Secretary

Pamela Fidler

Pamela Fidler
Marketing Director