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Our Story

In October 2004, Larissa Linton (Taylor’s mom) and Jenny Lawson (Allie’s mom) met, soon after the death of Jenny’s daughter Allie. The need for a more comprehensive organization became evident to Co-Founders Larissa and Jenny after they recounted not only the devastating effects of childhood cancer during their daughters’ treatments, but also the blessings they each received from their community. Unfortunately, they each saw many other families struggling without the aid and care of others. Families were losing their homes, having their electricity shut off, and struggling to make everyday payments. It was through the desire of these two moms to serve other families battling childhood cancer that Heroes for Children was formed.  Thank you for your amazing support the last 20 years!

Larissa Linton

Co-Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer

Jenny Lawson

Co-Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”  - John Bunyan

Our Mission

Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer.

Our Mission

Our Vision

Our vision is that no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.

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