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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States of Hope Ends September 30!

Our annual States of Hope campaign concludes September 30 – the final day of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - and we need your help!! 
Please join us by making a donation of any size from your state! And help us spread awareness of childhood cancer by telling your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc. to make a donation from their state as well! 


As always, thank you for your generous support of Kellsie's Hope Foundaiton - There's No Place Like Hope!

Join us for the 5th Annual Trees of Hope!
The 5th annual Trees of Hope will be held November 19th on the campus of SIUE in Edwardsville, IL. We have some exciting things planned for this year's event and we hope you can join us! Click here to register!

Sock It To Cancer

Help Kellsie's Hope "Sock it to Cancer". If you know of a school, church, club, group, who would like to help us "Sock it to Cancer" by collecting spare change, please message us below or contact us on our website at Kids helping Kids find a cure!
"Bad To The Bone"
Chili Cookoff on October 15th

Save the Date for the 1st Annual Bad to the Bone Chili Cookoff in Memory of Sam Merkel Join us for fabulous chili, cold brews, live music from The Green McDonough Band and a silent auction in memory of Sam Merkel. Sam was a connisuer of foods of all kind and was passionite about cancer research. This event will be great to remember him by.

All proceeds go to Washington University/Siteman Cancer Center Osteosarcoma research. For more information on how to enter your chili or buy tickets to the event  please contact: Dawn Merkel at or checkout the event on Facebook.

Sign Up for the Celebrate Hero's 5K Run/Walk

Please join us for a family-friendly 5K that honors the memory of Kellsie Marchbanks and help other children battling cancer.  Support our "Heroes" by participating in Fourth Annual Kellsie's Hope "Celebrate Heroes" 5K Walk/Run. All proceeds benefit the Kellsie's Hope Foundation, giving hope to children with cancer.

  • Horseshoe Lake State Park
  • Sunday, October 2, 2016
  • Race Starts at 8:00 AM (Registration begins at 7:00 AM)

Click here to Sign-Up Today!!

Save The Date!

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

September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

October 2nd - 5K Run/Walk

October 15th - Bad to the Bone Chili Cookoff

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! 

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

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

January 4 - 8: Walt Disney World Marathon (Disney World)

January 12 - 15: Star Wars Half Marathon The Light Side(Disnleyland)

February 23 - 26:  Disney Princess Half Marathon (Disney World)

April 20 - 23: Star Wars Half Marathon The Dark Side ( Disney World)

May 11 - 14: Tinker Bell Half Marathon (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!