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Champions in Action

Champions in Action

Together, our LOVE WILL reach beyond the walls of Children’s Mercy

Learn more about how our community of champions are making an impact

A3 group check presentation

Taking on Sickle Cell Disease

The African American Advancement (A3) employee resource group at Children’s Mercy decided to fund Sickle Cell research and support beginning in 2017. As a disease that predominately affects African American communities, it was a natural fit with the group’s mission. 

Durbin family outside

Patient’s mom donates her birthday

“My one wish is for no child to ever have to endure pediatric cancer, so I’m giving back to a cause that’s close to my heart.”

Durbin family outside

Austie Strong annual golf fundraiser


Austie Strong is a celebration of Austin Durbin’s strength, a way to recognize the gratitude of healthy children and an opportunity to help make a difference in some of the hardest days for families dealing with childhood cancer.

Defeating cancer one step at a time


Children’s Mercy oncology nurse Danny Loental sees children battling pediatric cancer every day. Each year, he sets a goal to raise $10,000 at the annual KC Cares for Kids Walk to support research to find answers for the children and families he cares for. 

Cake, ice cream and a fundraiser, too!


After their 3-year-old son lost his battle with brain cancer in 2007, parents Bill and Jill began to search for ways to remember Cade and give back to Children’s Mercy. Then, it clicked: a birthday party. 

Helping kids find their way


Children’s Mercy employees focus their philanthropic efforts on supporting LGBTQIA patients and their families.