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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!


Amazing 3rd Annual Shadow Buddies “Shoot for the Kids”!

Amazing 3rd Annual Shadow Buddies “Shoot for the Kids”!

The 3rd Annual Shadow Buddies "Shoot for the Kids" was a huge success! We raised $12,250 for our Super Hero Program! The event was held on Thursday, April 26th, 2018, at the Saddle and Sirloin Club in Martin City.  It was a beautiful day with 52 shooters, amazing...

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Ben & George Junior!

Ben & George Junior!

Hi Marty, I meant to write to you 4 years ago when Ben graduated from High School, to tell you how well he was doing, but time has slipped away! Now he’s graduating from College, and I knew I had to send this today!! It’s hard to believe that we were fighting this...

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