The goal of our signature program is to support children and those who love and care for them as they face the many physical, emotional, and financial challenges that accompany the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The program is only for residents of the State of Michigan. There is nothing cookie cutter about the program – grants are tailored to the specific needs of the family. If you review the “Who We Help” page you will see the summaries of the wonderful families we have been able to support under this program. The program helps families in a variety of areas, but often includes rent or mortgage, auto or home repair, utility payments, grocery and fuel gift cards

Because families miss a great deal of normal family/school events due to diagnosis and treatment, we try to provide our families a ‘Day Off From Cancer’. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Major League Baseball, The Detroit Tigers, The Detroit Pistons, The Detroit Lions, NFL Player, Stephen Tulloch, BELFOR USA, LaFontaine Automotive Group, Lucido Fine Jewelry, RAM Construction Services, Barton Malow, Weaver Media, and Secure-24, we often provide our families tickets to experiences like: Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live, Circus tickets, Sporting Events and Concerts.

We often say, ‘it takes more than medicine’ to battle cancer, and these events help a family take the day off, create smiles and make memories.   Some events event include VIP/Suite experience and Chauffeur Transportation.

Interested in donating to the program?  Please e-mail with details.  This program is reserved for families already enrolled in our programs.  We maintain an active e-mail distribution list for invites.

The foundation can help provide complimentary portrait sessions for the family. We will work to identify a professional photographer in your area to design a personalized set of family portraits.

These images portray the love, innocence and gifts in all of the families we work with. Through this program families will be provided professional photographs that capture and preserve tender moments of their lives at no cost to them. Creating lasting memories for the family.

Unfortunately some of our families lose their loved one. At a time when people are not considering professional pictures we can help supply families with portraits. These pictures help families with the grieving process by giving them memories they can hold onto for a lifetime.

The foundation always welcomes volunteers who wish to lend their skills and abilities to help with the work we do in the community. Our volunteer group is an active group of supporters that lend helping hands for our various programs. We are always in need of your help. Only with the volunteers’ generous hard-work and dedication can we continue to provide hope and support to children and their families as they battle cancer. If you are interested in signing up as an individual or company, please contact our volunteer coordinator at and someone will follow up with you.

Everyone has skills. Through our programs, we are always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. We have needs in a variety of areas.

Other areas you can help:

  • Volunteer as a committee member or to help at our “A Night of Hope” dinner fundraiser held annually in the spring.
  • Volunteer as a committee member for our “Gifts from The Heart” outreach program, which provides new computers, books, portable DVD players, toys and personal visits with professional athletes to the oncology department at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
  • Volunteer your time to help tutor children through our Keeping Kids Connected tutoring program.
  • Volunteer to help the Auction Committee collect donated items for our ongoing fundraisers.
  • Trades people who will donate their time to support our families (roofers, plumbers, electricians, mechanics, etc)
  • Professional volunteers in the area of PR, Marketing, etc.

This Program was established from of our belief that “no child should go without a Christmas”. The Program provides a Christmas package to families “in-need” in an attempt to help take away some of the financial impact of the devastating effects of cancer at Christmas time. This allows families to take pleasure in enjoying the true meaning of the holiday season. When we provide Christmas for a family, it’s not just about giving them Christmas gifts — it’s about trying to restore some normalcy, happiness and hope to their lives. This Program is organized by us and completely funded at the holidays by our base of generous contributors. Together we work diligently to rekindle the hearts of families each holiday season.