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Blast from the Past: Checking in with Our Buddies

Blast from the Past: Checking in with Our Buddies

Over the years, we've met many amazing children and been warmly welcomed into their lives and their families' lives. We love hearing about how our Buddies are doing, which is why we loved getting this letter from Ben's mom:  More than 20 years ago, we met a fantastic...

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Celebrate with a Pink Party!

Celebrate with a Pink Party!

Do you know a little girl who deserves to be loved and pampered? We know that all little girls deserve to feel like a princess. That's why were started our Pink Party program back in 2010!  Spreading Miles of Smiles by Going Pink! The Pink Party began at the...

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Wild at Heart: Three More Days!

Wild at Heart: Three More Days!

We just have three days left until our 23rd annual benefit. Join us for a fun evening of "Scoring a Victory for Children" this Saturday! In anticipation of this exciting event, here are some fun facts about our organization and our mission. We started with just 4...

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Wild At Heart: Interesting Facts

Wild At Heart: Interesting Facts

With less than three weeks to go before our annual benefit dinner! Before you strut your stuff on the red carpet, here are some wild facts about the Shadow Buddies Foundation!  Shadow Buddies began in 1995 and is celebrating its 23rd Anniversary! We have distributed...

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Get Wild with Shadow Buddies!

Get Wild with Shadow Buddies!

We are coming up on our 23rd Annual Shadow Buddies Benefit Dinner and Auction! This will be a great chance to "score a victory for children," with a fabulous safari theme!  Our event co-chairs Amante Domingo and Veronica Mazzarese Domingo have done an amazing job...

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Henderson Engineers Volunteers!

Henderson Engineers Volunteers!

A Day of Fun with Henderson Engineers! We are so grateful to all of our volunteers who come and help with the Shadow Buddies mission! Last Thursday, July 12th, we were so lucky to have Henderson Engineers donate their time for our cause. One of the amazing volunteers...

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Celebrating our Buddies with a Super Hero Party!

Celebrating our Buddies with a Super Hero Party!

Early in June, we held our first "Super Hero Party" at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas! This hospital is one of the 11 Child Life Zones in the United States. Shadow Buddies is proud to work with several of these Zones and provide love and support...

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Birdies, Bogeys & Buddies Golf Classic

Birdies, Bogeys & Buddies Golf Classic

We would like to thank all 100 players who showed up on a perfect day at Shadow Glen Golf Club! They helped us reach our goal of being able to provide over 1,000 backpacks to pediatric summer camps. We were so honored to have Matt Besler from Sporting KC come out and...

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A T-Shirt for Shadow Buddy Lucy!

A T-Shirt for Shadow Buddy Lucy!

Hello Marty, Here is little Hannah that you made the last Buddy for. Oh my gosh, the Dream Manager, Shelly, said that Hannah was literally Over the Moon with her with her new traveling partner!!! She just couldn’t get over how she was just like her! She even took one...

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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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Tony and October Gonzalez and the Shadow Buddies Foundation

Tony and October Gonzalez and the Shadow Buddies Foundation

On Thursday, January, 18th, 2018, Tony and October Gonzalez and the Shadow Buddies Foundation, visited the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and handed out Shadow Buddies to the patients. For 23 years, Tony has been dedicated to visiting children and brightening...

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Sweetheart, Will You Be My Valentine?

Sweetheart, Will You Be My Valentine?

Our own sweetheart, Heart Buddy, wants to wish you and your child or loved one a Happy Valentine's Day from The Shadow Buddies Foundation. With a chest incision and a mended heart, Heart Buddy was the first Shadow Buddy and has continued to be a friend, sweetheart and...

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Buddy of the Month: December

Buddy of the Month: December

Meet our Buddies of the Month for December, and as always if you don’t see a Buddy who meets your child’s needs please let us know. We are always open to suggestions! Meet Guardian Angel Buddy Hi, I’m the Guardian Angel Buddy! I serve as a symbol of protection and...

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Buddy of the Month: November

Buddy of the Month: November

Meet our Buddies of the Month for November, and as always if you don’t see a Buddy who meets your child’s needs please let us know. The Shadow Buddies Foundation is always open to suggestions! Meet Preemie Buddy Hi, I’m the Preemie Buddy! I’m made of soft sheepskin...

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Thank You to ReeceNichols of Overland Park

Thank You to ReeceNichols of Overland Park

A big thank you to ReeceNichols in Overland Park for their awesome work packaging and delivering 315 Shadow Buddies to Children’s Mercy Hospital! Our original goal was to package and deliver 100 Shadow Buddies but they met and surpassed that goal astonishing us all...

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Buddy of the Month: October

Buddy of the Month: October

Meet our Buddies of the Month for October, and as always if you don’t see a Buddy who meets your child’s needs please let us know. We are always open to suggestions! Meet Survivor Buddy Hi, I’m the Survivor Buddy! I’m a special Buddy for men and women with breast...

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Buddy of the Month: September

Buddy of the Month: September

Meet our Buddy of the Month for September, and as always if you don't see a Buddy who meets your child's needs please let us know. We are always open to suggestions! Meet Oncology Buddy Hi, I’m the Oncology Port-A-Cath Buddy! I joined the Shadow Buddies Foundation to...

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A Big Thank You to Teva Pharmaceuticals

A Big Thank You to Teva Pharmaceuticals

The Shadow Buddies Foundation has had the honor of being the recipient of a two-year grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals for the years 2017-2018. We have been fortunate enough to partner with Teva since 2014, in which time they have helped fund over 3,000 Respiratory...

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The Second Annual “Shoot For the Kids”

The Second Annual “Shoot For the Kids”

Shadow Buddies Foundation will host the 2nd Annual Shadow Buddies "Shoot for the Kids" at Saddle and Sirloin on Thursday, April 27, from 11 am- 5 pm. What You Can Expect at the Event "Shoot for the Kids" is a fun-filled day of sporting clay on the private course at...

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HoKCey and Hope for the Holidays with the Mavericks

HoKCey and Hope for the Holidays with the Mavericks

We are thrilled to have developed a new partnership with the Missouri Mavericks Hockey team! The Mavericks are a part of the East Coast Hockey League, a mid-level professional league that includes teams and conferences all over the country. We are all eager to start...

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Upcoming Shadow Buddy Events

Upcoming Shadow Buddy Events

Shadow Buddies has a lot of amazing events coming up during the holidays all over the country, as well as right here in Kansas City! UMKC Charity Basketball Tournament What goes together better than basketball and Shadow Buddies? Join us on Thursday, November 17th,...

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Holiday Hugs Toy Drive

Holiday Hugs Toy Drive

The holidays can be a rough time, but it is also a wonderful opportunity to bring warmth and cheer to those who may be in short supply right now. On October 24 we kicked off our annual “Holiday Hugs & Toy Drive Program” that will run through December 2, 2016. The program provides toys and our own Shadow Buddies to hundreds of Kansas City metro families.

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Travis Kelce Partners for Fashion Benefit

Travis Kelce Partners for Fashion Benefit

Back on April 6, Chief’s tight end Travis Kelce produced his first charity event called “Walk The Walk” in association with Shadow Buddies and Operation Breakthrough. The Charity Event The event itself, hosted by Tom’s Town Distillery in downtown Kansas City, was a...

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