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Foxworthy favorites

October 02, 1997

Foxworthy favorites

Redneck jokes: "If your family tree does not fork, you might be a redneck."

"If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Cool Whip, you might be a redneck."

Food: barbecue

The self-proclaimed "barbecue nut" said he could eat it every day.

"It's a running joke in the family," he said.

Cause: raising money for Duke University Children's Hospital in Durham, N.C.

Foxworthy is honorary chairman of the Duke Children's Classic Golf Tournament, next scheduled for the weekend of May 29. The hospital, which specializes in treating children with cancer, raised more than $900,000 last year.

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Foxworthy said he sometimes used to sit and contemplate his success, wondering why it happened to him.

When he saw the smiles from young cancer patients during his visits to the hospital, he knew.

"I'd see their faces light up, and I thought `Maybe this is why it happened to me.' If there's any good part about fame, that's it."

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