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Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • Sports & Recreation


14219 LITTIG ROADManor, TX 78653 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

SCARE for a CURE, utilizing a 100% volunteer staff, designs, scripts, constructs, and presents an interactive multimedia haunted adventure in order to mentor youth and foster volunteerism and community service throughout the Central Texas area. Net profits from the haunted house are donated to local cancer related charities and/or organizations.


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.


Would you recommend SCARE for a CURE?
4 reviews Write a review
by Rico C. (September 2, 2011)
I have volunteered with Scare for a Cure for the past three years. The people are great to work with and it is for a great cause. Plus every year I get the opputunity to SCARE the piss out of someone.
by Paul F. (September 1, 2011)
I have worked with Scare for a Cure for going on two years now and have found a group of people that I now consider a second family. We work hard, have fun, and give to a worthy cause. There is never a time that I'm out there when I don't have the opportunity to not only teach someone something but also learn. Come on out and brave the heat with us. You won't regret it.
by Robin M. (September 1, 2011)
SCARE is a friendly, creative group of folks who are passionate about what they are building. The projects are a lot of fun to work on and you meet some very interesting people.
by Norma C. (September 1, 2011)
From the moment you meet our volunteers you feel the passion for our cause and you immediately feel like family. We offer an environment where you work hard, get to be creative and have fun all for a good cause. You can be part of building Austin's only extreme interactive haunted house. Check us out!!

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