Pay It Forward Gift Cards for Kids With Cancer
$396 raised
40% of $1k goal
15 contributors
3 Years running

Hi Friends! I'm Chef Dan, I am 5 years old. I love to cook and help people. People say I have a big heart, but I just think that if you see someone that needs help and you can help, that is just the right thing to do. After all, helping is what heroes do and who wouldn't want to be a hero? I started Chef Dan + Friends as a way to help kids fighting pediatric cancer and other serious medical conditions. It started in 2013 with the idea of baking cookies for donations to fund childhood cancer research. I would bake and deliver cookies, sometimes with groups of kids, in exchange for donations to various charities that try to find better ways to help my friends beat cancer. Since then Chef Dan + Friends has grown to become a place where families with children affected by cancer can recieve support during and after treatment.  


The average out-of-pocket expense for a family with a child being treated for cancer is $35,000.

We provide events that give these families the opportunity to experience the types of activities families without a child in treatment experience. We also provide financial support for these families during treatment through our PAY IT FORWARD gift card initiative. We distribute gift cards to help pay for:

  • Gasoline and travel expenses to get to treatments which are often several hundred miles from home.
  • Restaurants to help pay for meals on the road during treatment and follow-up care
  • Supermarkets to help families afford healthy food and household cleaning products.
  • Department Stores for Back to School , hosehold & clothing needs.
  • Family entertainment including Movie theaters, amusement parks and zoos, sporting events & concerts so that they can enjoy being together as a family.

Remember my motto  

"helping is what heroes do."

and here is your chance to be a hero for kids with cancer by making a donation to our PAY IT FORWARD gift card initiative. Please give $1, $5, $25, $100... whatever amount you feel good with to help purchase these much needed gift cards. 

Thank You!

ps - Don't worry if you don't think you have enough to help - YOU DO! because every single dollar you give helps support kids with cancer and their families and no matter the amount,  you are a HERO!

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