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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Support Kellsie's Hope for Give STL Day May 3rd!

Kellsie's Hope is participating in Give STL Day, which will be held on Tuesday, May 3rd. A partnership between the St. Louis Community Foundation and non-profits across the area, Give STL Day is an online day of giving where non-profits like ours will educate you about our mission and raise operating funds. And through your donations, we have the opportunity to earn extra dollars through the St. Louis Community Foundation and YOU will be entered to win great prizes like St. Louis Cardinals Tickets! Watch for updates about this on our Facebook page on May 3rd. It only takes a $10 donation to be entered to win for prizes, so mark your calendars!

Golden Tee for Rylan!

11 yr old Rylan is fighting his second battle with Neuroblastoma. Rylan loves to golf and play arcade games and wanted the 2016 Golden Tee Home Arcade System. Kellsie's Hope was able to provide him with the arcade game, a television, pink & yellow practice golf balls, and a golf galaxy gift card. Rylan also received a foursome to Indian Hills Golf Course in Mt. Vernon & a foursome and an overnight stay at Rend Lake Golf Course. Thank you to all of our generous supporters, including Best Buy in Edwardsville, Indian Hills Golf Course, and Rend Lake Golf Course, for helping to make this gift for Rylan possible.

Professional Nursing Scholarship Recipient!

Kellsie's Hope Foundation recently awarded a $500 Professional Nursing Scholarship at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Kellsie's Hope offers this scholarship to a Pediatric Oncology staff member who is pursuing a nursing degree, a graduate degree, or who wish to attend an accredited conference or workshop related to the care of Pediatric Oncology patients.

The second recipient of the Kellsie's Hope Professional Nursing Scholarship is Kimberly Bira. Kimberly is an RN in the 9S Hematology/Oncology Clinic at St. Louis Children's Hospital.Kimberly's journey into the Pediatric Oncology world began when she was being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia twice as a child.

In her winning essay Kimberly stated, "Being on the other side of the needle, so you may say, is an interesting and meaningful experience. It allows me to see and understand cancer in a new light. I Joyfully cheer as a patient rings the "end of treatment" bell and watch as the entire department embraces this victory. The next day, I sit with a family who has just begun their cancer journey. The cycle is vicious and challenging on the heart, but holding onto those triumphs, both big and small, keeps me focused, compassionate and devoted".

Kimberly chose to pursue a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree through Creighton University with a specialty in Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Upon graduation, her goal is to work as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in an oncology unity.

Congratulations Kimberly and good luck on your future in Nursing!

Kellsie's Krew at the Dark Side Half Marathon Weekend!

Thank you to all of our runners who ran for Kellsie's Hope during the Dark Side Half Marathon weekend at Walt Disney World! If you are interested in joining Kellsie's Krew visit our website to learn more.

Save The Date!

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

July 6 - State's of Hope Campaign Begins

August 21st - Childhood Awareness Night at the Gateway Grizzlies

August 28th - Women's Luncheon

September - Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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! 

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!