15 Years

As we ‘fall’ into November and head into the last two months of the year, I hope you can take some time to pause and appreciate those who surround you. At Ryan’s Case for Smiles, we are grateful for YOU! Over the past fifteen years, you have partnered with us to help ensure that families who have a child with cancer or other life-changing illness or injury, would have access to programs that support their emotional well-being as they navigate a diagnosis and treatments. Thank you for your time, love, and donations that make our programs possible.

Wishing You Smiles,

Melissa Lusk, Executive Director


Miles of Pillowcase Smiles Recap


Hip Hip Hooray! The pillowcases have been totaled for September’s Miles of Pillowcase Smiles campaign and the grand total is…46,257. Wow, that is a lot of pillowcase smiles and if they were lined up end to end, they would be as long as 21.9 miles.

One of the special people who created pillowcases in September was Tanner. He received his first pillowcase after undergoing a 9-hour surgery when he was just 1 year old. Fast forward to today, he is 6 years old and he creates pillowcases with his Nonna as a way to honor his surgery date. According to Tanner’s Nonna, he is all boy, nonstop and has a heart of gold. Just look at that BIG smile!


A Trip Down Memory Lane

Did you know, in 2007 Cindy Kerr was named Martha Stewart's first Dreamer Into Doer award winner? That award helped to launch Ryan's Case for Smiles (formerly ConKerr Cancer) into the national spotlight.

Less than a year later, Cindy received the L'Oreal Paris Woman of Worth award which brought additional awareness to our mission. This award honors women who "lift up their communities through service". To relive the moment, watch the video here.

Do you have a special memory involving Ryan's Case for Smiles? Please share your photos and stories with us at Info@caseforsmiles.org.

Save The Date

Giving Tuesday is Coming Up!

GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and is coming up on Tuesday, November 29th. Please consider helping to deliver cheer to a child this holiday season by joining us in our #GivingSmiles Challenge!

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