Providing Support.

Giving Hope.

Making a Difference.

Our Vision is that every family experiencing catastrophic pediatric illness is cared for.

The Big Z Foundation provides a community of caring, encouragement, and hope to families knowing that someone who has walked in their shoes understands, cares, and is supporting them in their journey.

Providing Support.

Giving Hope.

Making a Difference.

Our Vision is that every family experiencing catastrophic pediatric illness is cared for.

The Big Z Foundation provides a community of caring, encouragement, and hope to families knowing that someone who has walked in their shoes understands, cares, and is supporting them in their journey.

We envision a world where every family struggling with a pediatric illness diagnosis not only has assistance for essential household needs, but also knows there is someone who cares who has walked in their shoes and has a greater understanding of their struggles.

How We Can Help

Assistance can take many forms as the essential household needs may vary from family to family. Assistance may include, but is not limited to, rent/mortgage payments, utilities, groceries, medical claims cost, travel, and hotel accommodations to be near their child.

Fundraisers

Getting involved with us is easy. We host many events throughout the year to raise funds for the Big Z Foundation. Check out our Fundraiser page to learn more and get involved!

Donations

If you have connected with our message and would like to contribute to the Big Z Foundation, submitting a donation securely online is simple and easy.

With your support, we can make an immediate impact in the lives of thousands of children and their families by providing a sense of hope and some financial relief.

Every Day

43 Children

are Diagnosed with Cancer

Every Year

15,780 Children

from Birth to the Age of 19 will be Diagnosed with Cancer in the US

More Than

40,000 Children

Undergo Cancer Treatment Each Year

The Big Z Foundation gives $58,000 annually to families in need of support. Our goal is to increase that number, thereby assisting more and more families each year. There are many ways you can help:

• Donate

• Corporate Matching

• Volunteer

• Sponsor or attend one of our events and/or fundraisers

• Spread the word by sharing our story

• Link your Amazon or Kroger Community Rewards to the Big Z Foundation

• Create a birthday fundraiser on social media

• Any other ideas? Contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Big Z Recipients

Cheyenne

Cheyenne is a ten-year-old oncology patient who was treated, but sadly relapsed and resumed treatment in 2020. Due to the pandemic her mom had to close her business as a manicurist. Dad’s job also suffered due to the pandemic creating a struggle to keep up with essential household expenses. The Big Z Foundation paid their mortgage for a month and provided a check to offset other expenses.

Carter

Carter (8 years old) was diagnosed with leukemia and needed to stay in the hospital for 1-2 months for treatment. He lives with his single mom and older brother. Mom is a high school math teacher. Her colleagues donated sick/vacation time so Mom could be with Carter, however; the family was struggling with essential household expenses-particularly mortgage payments. The Big Z Foundation provided a grant to cover mortgage for a month. (This picture was picked out by Carter himself)

Deena

Deena, a six-year-old oncology patient who began battling neuroblastoma in 2018, has recently relapsed and resumed treatment. Deena’s single mom has had to reduce her work hours due to Deena’s illness and required care, making it difficult to keep up with essential household expenses. The Big Z Foundation was able to provide financial relief assisting Deena and her mom with rent at this challenging time.

Isabella

“I just received a check from y’all for $1000 to help pay for hotel expenses while my daughter Isabella is hospitalized out of state. I’m very grateful, thankful, and I just want to say thank you for helping us. You’re amazing!!! Thank you so much!!!”

 

Isabella’s Mother

Upcoming Fundraisers & Events

The Big Z Classic
May 19, 2023

Register as a player, sponsor or participate as a volunteer during the event. We hope to see you at Heritage Ranch Country Club McKinney, Texas!