Celebrating Love, Hugs & Smiles Since 1995

Miles of Smiles: Sharing Hope, Compassion and Friendship

Backpack Buddies for Summer Specialty Camps

Pink Parties: Helping Girls Feel Pampered and Pretty


We are honored and thrilled to share with you an opportunity that has been given to the Shadow Buddies Foundation. It will make a monumental impact in 2020 and we need your help! We have been selected as the Charity for the racing team – The Little Pork Chop That Could – who will be competing in One Lap of America 2020 in a 2019 Carrera GTS Porsche.

Buddies of the Month


Does the cold weather have you already dreaming of the warmer weather and golf? If so mark your calanders for May 18th 2020! The Shadow Buddies Foundation and the Armourdale Renewal Association are partnering once again to host our 12th Annual Golf Classic Birdies, Boagies & Buddies. Click the link below to learn more about this special day.

Welcome to The Shadow Buddies Foundation

We work to spread Miles of Smiles to children across the world!

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Since 1995, The Shadow Buddies Foundation has been bringing smiles, hope and companionship to medically challenged children across the country and around the world in the form of cuddly, plush Buddies.

Our Shadow Buddies are a representation that your child, regardless of any illness they may have, is never alone, that they can proudly proclaim they have a friend “just like me.”

Help the Shadow Buddies Foundation spread love and education to these special children and their families; you can donate your time, money and even Buddies, themselves, to make a difference in the life of a child.

Get Involved

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Help us educate families during a trying time in their lives; consider donating to the Shadow Buddies Foundation. We appreciate all gifts, no matter how great or small!


We’re always looking for volunteers to share their time for children that are struggling with illness or disability. Are you ready to join our family?

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We hold many different types of events, all year round, including our Annual Golf Classic, Pink Parties, Shoot for the Kids, Sassy Senior Day and more!


Breakfast & Buddies

Breakfast & Buddies

The Shadow Buddies Foundation was lucky enough to be invited as the charity of choice for the weekend grand opening of a new breakfast spot in town. John and Britney Valas opened an Overland Park, Kansas location of Another Broken Egg Café. On Saturday January 18,...

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Experience the Fantasy Flight

Experience the Fantasy Flight

Recently, 50 of our pediatric patients received the trip of a lifetime when they got a chance to fly to the North Pole right before Christmas to see Santa. Thank you to The Shadow Buddies Foundation, United and Kansas City International Airport for making...

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