As part of our mission to offer unexpected acts of kindness, The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation provides care packages also called “Smile Kits” to female cancer patients. Smile Kits contain soothing items such as a fuzzy blanket, a journal, a stress relieving adult coloring book, colored pencils, mints, custom lip balm and maybe even something a little silly. To extend a personal touch, packages also include cards of encouragement created by volunteers, students, and other survivors.
“Just received the most thoughtful and sweetest “Smile Kit.” Thank you so much! I’m already using the pink heating pad. What a wonderful surprise to receive after just getting home from the hospital and day 3 of radiation!” – Natasha, Clifton, Virginia
Nominate a Smile Kit Recipient
If you would like to nominate a special lady to receive a Smile Kit, please use the form below. A BSNCF representative will follow up with you. All requests are verified for authenticity and are filled as funding allows.
BSNCF has delivered over 2000 Smile Kits to female patients in 48 states thanks to your generosity. BSNCF is a 501(c) 3 and Smile Kits are made possible by tax deductible donations by individuals like you.
Please consider making a donation to help cover the costs of care package contents and shipping for female cancer patients or joining the BSNCF Virtual Run/Walk Memorial Day Weekend to raise funds for Smile Kits. . Just $15 helps cover the cost of shipping and postage, and $100 funds Smile Kit contents for three women. Every donation large or small makes a difference. Nominations with a donation receive priority and always include a blanket. We also have a limited number of handmade masks to assist with extra protection for our immune compromised patients. These are available on a limited basis with donation.