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, fuzzy socks, 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.
Nominate a Smile Kit Recipient
BSNCF has delivered over 2200 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.
If you would like to nominate a special lady to receive a Smile Kit, please use the form below and consider paying it forward by: making a donation, starting a fundraiser, walking or running in honor of your loved one in the BSNCF Virtual Run-Walk.
Just $35 helps cover the cost of one kit, and $100 funds Smile Kit contents for three women. With every $50 donation or more, we will also send a lime or butterfly themed mask while supplies last. Every donation large or small makes a difference. Donations help cover the costs of care package contents and shipping for female cancer patients to pay it forward. With COVID-19, the BSNCF Virtual Run/Walk will be our largest fundraiser of the year which brings our community together. Registrations for the Run-Walk also receive Smile Kit priority. Join friends from around the globe supporting their loved ones impacted by cancer.
Due to Covid-19, we are currently experiencing delays with supplies and mail. Nominations with a donation or BSNCF Virtual Run-Walk Registration are guaranteed to receive a kit as well as priority and extra goodies. We have a limited number of handmade masks to assist with extra protection for our immune compromised patients. All requests are verified for authenticity and are filled as funding allows. Please do not send in multiple requests.
“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