The mission of Kellsie’s Hope Foundation Inc., is to lighten the load of families that have children suffering from cancer by offering support for trips and gifts that might otherwise be unattainable to a child with cancer, as well as raising money and spreading awareness for childhood cancer research. Is this email not displaying correctly?
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Ryan's Trip to Keystone!

20 year old Ryan, who is going through his second battle with cancer, loved going to the beach with his family. However, when Kellsie’s Hope Foundation asked him what they could do for him to help make his journey a little easier he said he wanted to do something different. Ryan wanted to go skiing. Ryan underwent a surgery just weeks before his December trip which wouldn’t allow Ryan to hit the slopes but Ryan said he still wanted to make the trip. Ryan started researching other things he could do.

Kellsie’s Hope Foundation sent Ryan and his family to Keystone, Colorado where they went dog sledding, went on a dinner sleigh ride, and rode a gondola up to the top of the slopes.

Thank you to all of our generous supporters who make trips like Ryan’s become a reality. Ryan and his family are greatly appreciative of the trip and had a great time!

Kellsie's Hope Presents Check for $50,000 to Pediatric Cancer Research

Kellsie's Hope presented a check for $50,000 to the Druley Research Lab at Washington University. This check was presented at the 2015 Trees of Hope event in Edwardsville, IL. The check was presented to Dr. Todd Druley (pictured Left) who was Kellsie's oncologist. by the Director of Kellsie's Hope, Gail Marchbanks (pictured right), and Sam Merkel (pictured center), a recipient of a Kellsie's Hope trip who has since lost his battle with Osteosarcoma. Please visit the Druley Lab website to read more about the research being done on childhood cancers.     

2015 Trees of Hope Photos!

Thank you again to everyone who volunteered and attended the 2015 Trees of Hope event! This event was once again a tremendous success! We are already planning and looking forward to the 2016 event! Save the Date for the Trees of Hope on November 19th, 2016. And check out the photos from this years event here!

An EGGstra Special Delivery!

Kellsie's Hope Foundation  made an EGGSTRA special delivery to kids on the oncology floors at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon this week. Each basket had a gift card inside as a little something EGGSTRA to help brighten their day. Wishing everyone a Happy Easter from all of us at Kellsie's Hope Foundation!

In Memory of 
Judy Gass and Sam Merkel


We would like to express our gratitude to the families of Judy Gass and Sam Merkel for choosing Kellsie's Hope Foundation as the recipient of their memorial donations. We thank you to all of those who donated to Kellsie's Hope in memory of these two remarkable people. We offer you all our deepest sympathies and heartfelt gratitude during your time of loss. 

Save The Date!

Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming events in 2016!

July 6 - State's of Hope Campaign Begins

August 28th - Women's Luncheon

September - Childhood Cancer Awareness

October 1st - 5K Run/Walk

November 19th - Kellsie's Trees of Hope


Thank You

Thank you for supporting Kellsie's Hope Foundation.  Kellsie's Hope Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 45-2623772.

Gail Marchbanks - Director
Kellsie's Hope Foundation

Find Us Online!

Hey, Facebook and Twitter lovers! Kellsie's Hope Foundation is now on social media!

Now you can join the conversation online to find out the latest news and catch up with what we're doing to help children with cancer and their families.

Simply like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to keep up with what's new for Kellsie's Hope Foundation and to support the cause!

Join us today! We can't wait to see you!


Join Kellsie's Krew!

Love to run? Want to raise money for a great cause? Kellsie's Hope is an approved charity through runDisney. We hope you can join us at one of our upcoming runDisney events! 

April 14-17: Star Wars Half Marathon - The Dark Side (Disney World)

May 5-8: Tinkerbell Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)

September 1-4: Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)

November 4-5: Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Disney World)

November 10-13: Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)


Not a runner? You can also become a Kellsie’s Krew supporter by donating to help one of our runners to reach their goal!
Find out more information about these upcoming races right here and register today!