Every child with a life-threatening illness, and his or her family, will have all that they need to keep them stable, functioning and able to cope.


Provide emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope.
We started in 1978 with one family; one child, Karen MacInnes; and one inspired woman, Sheila Petersen. Since then, we have assisted nearly 16,000 children and their families.


Our Core Values

COMPASSION: We were founded out of the kindness of one friend toward another.  We are inspired by that same spirit of compassion, striving to bring hope into the lives of our children and their families who are battling a life-threatening illness.

DEDICATION: Our dedication to the well-being of our children and families is unwavering and enduring.

RESPECT: We respect each other's roles, expertise and experience, and support each other professionally.

INTEGRITY: We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and recognize the importance of confidentiality and discretion in everything we do.

IMPACT: We are motivated by the immediate and tangible nature of our work.  We operate with energy, determination and passion, never compromising our responsibility to have a meaningful impact on the lives of our children and families.