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


Mark you calendar and save the date for Friday, September 18th and join us in celebrating 25 years of love, hugs, and miles of smiles.


Buddy of the Month

The Tracheostomy Buddy!



The Day Surgery Buddy!


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!


EMS Week at Research Medical Center

EMS Week at Research Medical Center

This year, May 17th through the 23rd was National EMS Week and HCA Midwest Health Research Medical Center held a week’s work of festivities to honor their EMS workers. The Shadow Buddies Foundation was lucky enough to participate in one of the weeks activities. With...

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Neighbors On The Fairway

Neighbors On The Fairway

The Shadow Buddies Foundation was recently featured in the April edition of Neighbors on the Fairway. Access our PDF and download links or select the image below: The article touches on many different aspects of our organization. Throughout the article you will learn...

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Thank you MoKan Financial

Thank you MoKan Financial

Earlier this year, the Shadow Buddies Foundation was approached by a generous donor with a very unique fundraising opportunity. The donors name is Kyle Hammerschmidt and he is a Fiduciary Adviser with MoKan Financial in Overland Park, KS. Hammerschmidt informed us...

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