This amazing story began 12 years ago when Gary Rowan’s daughter, Ashley, passed away from cancer; she was only 3 years old. A couple years later, Gary decided to hold a BBQ in her honor with friends and family. As the event grew, Gary realized the potential and decided to help those suffering in the same way. After careful consideration, The Kids Cancer Foundation, headquartered in Royal Palm Beach, was selected. To date the event has grown to 500 people and has raised thousands of dollars for the Foundation, Uncle Gary's RocknRib Fest.