FISHERSVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Virginia Food Truck Battle and Beer Competition at the Augusta County Expo bring together some of the best cuisines in the state to compete for a title while raising money for a good cause. The MaDee Project is a nonprofit organization that provides financial support to pediatric cancer patients and their families in the Shenandoah Valley area.

Event organizer, Abby Arey lost her sister MaDee Boxler to pediatric cancer. After her death, their family started the MaDee Project to provide financial support for other families going through the same thing.

"The whole time that MaDee was sick this community was incredibly supportive of our family they fundraised for us they supported us and in lots of different ways,” said Arey.

The Virginia Food Truck Battle is the biggest fundraiser for The MaDee Project.

"It enables us to highlight so many different aspects in our community. I love coming together and being able to see the business that are supporting The MaDee Project the food trucks the breweries and the vendors,” said Arey.

Every year the Virginia Food Truck Battle gets bigger and bigger and Arey feels that is exactly what MaDee would want.

"That is one thing that I strive to do every day is just make my sister proud of me in some way and I really feel like this event kind of nails that,” said Arey.

 The proceeds from the event benefit the MaDee project. For more information on The MaDee Project visit https://themadeeproject.com/.