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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Sydney's Beach Trip

Seven year old Sydney had beaten her cancer (Wilms Tumor) for the second time and wanted to celebrate at the beach with her family.  Kellsie’s Hope granted Sydney’s wish and sent her and her family to St. Simon Island in Georgia.  The week was filled with playing on the beach, splashing around at a water park, and spending time with family.
A few weeks after returning home, Sydney started experiencing pain so severe that she was admitted to the hospital and given morphine. Several tests concluded that the unimaginable had happened, Sydney had relapsed for a third time. Sydney has completed 3 rounds of a combination of 4 adult chemotherapy drugs which have left her sick and exhausted.  She recently had a PET scan which showed a 75% decrease in the tumor.  Sydney needs to continue chemotherapy, which means more sick days ahead.    

Please keep Sydney in your prayers as she battles this monster for the third time. You can follow Sydney's Journey at #SydneysSoldiers on Facebook.

Celebrate Heroes

Come join us on September 23rh for the 6th Annual Kellsies Hope Foundation 5K Walk/Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk!  Help us Celebrate the Heroes who have beaten Childhood Cancer, support heroes still fighting and remember those who have lost their battle. One entry fee includes a t-shirt and a finisher medal.  Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers in all age groups.  All proceeds benefit Kellsie’s Hope Foundation.  Click on the above picture for more information and to register! 


Thank You! States of Hope Needed You and You Came Through!

YOU DONATED AND CREATED AWARENESS ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER IN EVERY STATE!  Every September since Kellsie received her angel’s wings, we have celebrated her birthday and acknowledged Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with the States of Hope Campaign.  Kellsie’s passion was to raise awareness about childhood cancer and we honor and reflect that passion by turning the states pink as donations are received from each state in the month of September.  As you can see from the map above, every state is pink.  We couldn't have done it without your help!!  Thank you to everyone who donated and helped spread the word.  

Can we go for GOLD?  The States of Hope campaign continues through  September 30. Can you help us turn at least 2 more states Gold to beat last year's record of 4?  No donation is too small!! Once a state reaches $500, it turns Gold. Please keep spreading the word.

Please Help Spread HOPE across the US to Children with Cancer by clicking on the map or

Remember, There's No Place Like Hope!

Seventh Annual Women's Luncheon Was a Success

The 2017 Women’s Luncheon was held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at the Regency Hotel in O’Fallon, Illinois.  Over 375 ladies enjoyed lunch, guest speakers, raffles, and bid on over 100 silent auction items. Numerous volunteers, sponsors, and donors help contribute to this major fundraising event for Kellsie’s Hope Foundation.  All proceeds benefited children with cancer and their families.  

Thank you to all who helped and attended.  We look forward to seeing you next year and remember to bring a friend!!

Second Annual Chili Cook Off

Please come out and support Kellsie's Hope by attending the Second Annual Bad to the Bone Chili Cook Off in Memory Sam Merkel on October 14.  Sam lost his battle with cancer in December, 2015, and his family honors his memory by donating all proceeds from this event to Washington University for Osteocarcoma Research.  This year we have added Cookies for Collin in memory of Collin Rives who lost his battle with cancer in January, 2017.  Sam and Collin and too many other children have been taken too young by Osteocarcoma.  Last year, $26,000.00 was raised at the Chili Cook off to help find better treatments and ultimately a cure and we are hoping to increase that amount this year.  Our children deserve a chance to conquer Osteocarcoma!!

Please click on the above picture for more information and to purchase tickets.  

Patricia Schmidt

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the family of Patricia Schmidt for choosing Kellsie's Hope Foundation as the recipient of her memorial donations. Patricia was a loyal supporter and volunteer and she will truly be missed.  We offer our deepest sympathies to her family.  Thank you to all who donated in memory of Patricia. 

Save The Date!

Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming events in 2017!

July 6th - September 30th 
States of Hope Campaign 

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 23rd
Kellsie's Hope 5K Run/Walk

October 14 
Chili Cook Off in Memory of Sam Merkel

November 18th
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 2-5: Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend (Disney World)

November 9-12: Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)


January 3-7: Walt Disney World Marathon (Disneyworld)

January 11-14: Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyland)

February 22-25: Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (Disneyworld)

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