We help kids with cancer Stay Happy when they feel crappy by providing adventures and connecting families affected by childhood cancer
WHAT WE DO
Below are just some of the things we do for kids with cancer with your generous donations. With every adventure, a big focus is connection between kids/families going through treatment because the cancer process is so isolating. So you're not only funding adventures, you're making invaluable lifelong bonds and a community possible for these kids and families. Thank you for the priceless memories! These smiles are all your fault :P
HOT AIR BALLOON RIDES
TOYS & ENTERTAINMENT
OUR SICK STORY (the origin)
It all stared with a cancer diagnoses, some sharpies, and tshirts...now we've expanded to a charity too!
MEET THE HAPPY MEMBERS
(technically they're board members...but no boredom around here :)
[ FOUNDER / PRESIDENT ]
Kristine was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2015. She fell in love with the kids she was treated with and wanted to do something to help. It started with the clothing brand "Catch Some Air" that her and her sister started, and has grown into Stay Happy as well.
[ MYSTICAL MOMCOLOGIST ]
Anna has three amazing boys, one of which recently finished a 3+ year battle with cancer. She was always finding ways not only to get him through treatment . . . but to make things FUN. They call him Super Fritz! And his super mom has been supporting other families since.
[ SWEET SECRETARY ]
If her official title didn't need the word "secretary" in it . . . she would be "Crazy Aunt Kelly." She's the crazy fun aunt everyone loves, is always good for a meal, laughs, hugs, letting out those tears, and laundry. Plus, she has worked in supportive oncology and major cancer nonprofits for years.
[ DONKEY ]
We didn't really know what title to give Rob . . . but that cancer crusher he's carrying calls him Donkey. Heh ;) Rob is the best though! He has worked in the cancer world for over a decade and has been essential in helping to start and run the Stay Happy FUNdation. He puts the fun in FUNdation (literally . . . he came up with that)
[ TRUSTY TREASURER ]
All around business rockstar serial entrepreneur, and runs several companies such as StickerJunkie, Power Chick Mafia, and TEEacher. She or her companies have been featured in Wired, Inc., Forbes, Good Morning America, Oprah, and more. We're lucky to have her business smarts to grow Stay Happy and make more kids smile.
[ HAPPINESS DIRECTOR ]
When her sister Kristine was diagnosed with cancer, Brianna dropped everything to help her though it and make it the happiest it could be. Helping her led to the start of Catch Some Air, which helped kids with cancer, and now to Stay Happy too. Helping kids smile again, made her happiest in life and became her life mission.
All operating costs of Stay Happy FUNdation are covered by our sister company Catch Some Air (the happiest clothing brand on earth of course ; ) That enables 100% of public donations to go directly towards adventures & experiences for kids with cancer.
At the heart of this nonprofit, are two sisters: Kristine who beat childhood cancer, & Brianna who was her caregiver. They also lost a brother to cancer, so they know the crappiest and happiest of outcomes . . . and what helps!
We're an ALL volunteer run non-profit. No one takes home a paycheck . . . smiles are our favorite payment! Our #1 goal is making kids happy, so that's how all resources are used.