We’re For a Day Foundation and we’re thrilled to meet you! For 19 years, we’ve been quietly serving kids with cancer and other serious illnesses with quality of life programs throughout the US - over 7,000 of them, in fact! Specifically, we host parties in hospital playrooms, like Queen for a Day & Hero for a Day, to bring a little piece of childhood directly to the hospital playroom.

If you aren’t familiar with childhood cancer, over 15,000 kids and teens will be diagnosed with the disease this year - JUST THIS YEAR! That’s 15,000 childhoods interrupted, to say the least. In addition to treatments that cause massive physical changes and the isolation from friends and a normal schedule, patients and their siblings experience emotional trauma as well.

That’s where we come in. For a couple hours, we’re there to treat the child with play and laughter and smiles. Maybe even a little dancing or ‘flying!’ From mini makeovers with Almay cosmetics, kid-friendly nail polish, tiaras and boas, to superhero feats in capes and masks and games with fire fighters and police officers, we aim to distract, cheer up, and support.

We implement these fun times through a network of local chapters throughout the US. You can plug into a chapter or look into starting one yourself! See our current chapter list here: LOCAL CHAPTERS

and explore starting a chapter with us here: START A LOCAL CHAPTER

Otherwise, you can host a supply drive (as an individual or a company), purchase items from our Amazon registry, donate, or join our Board of Directors. Get started here: TAKE ACTION

Donations are our #1 need.

Our structure allows us to purchase bulk items at wholesale pricing, then distribute supplies to local chapters as needed. So, while you could buy items for us, we can make your dollar go further. This also allows the home office to absorb indirect costs, saving the time, money, and energy of our local volunteers. Specifically, we’re looking for donors to cover these items and amounts:

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A HUGE thanks to Foundation Medicine employees

for hosting a supply drive and raising over $2,000 for superhero capes and tiaras!