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


Due to current restrictions taking place due to COVID-19, One Lap of America has made the decision to postpone this years 2020 One Lap of America Race. For more information click the learn more button for what will be happening to this years team.


Courageous Crew

In honor of serving medically challenged children and their families for the past 25 years, the Shadow Buddies Foundation introduces our new “Courageous Crew” Buddies. These dolls (Buddies) can be used to comfort both the children of these public servants who are forced to be away from their families for extended periods of time, as well as by these “Courageous Crews” as they interact with children in traumatic circumstances.  



Does the cold weather have you already dreaming of the warmer weather and golf? If so mark your calendars July 20th 2020! The Shadow Buddies Foundation and the Armourdale Renewal Association are partnering once again to host our 12th Annual Golf Classic Birdies, Bogies & 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.

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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!


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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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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