Our Story

Our Mission:

Heroes for Children advocates for and provides financial and social assistance to families with children (0-22 years of age) battling cancer.

Our Vision:

Our vision is that no family with a child battling cancer will fight alone.

Our History:

Heroes for Children was founded by Larissa Linton and Jenny Dowen in memory of their daughters,  Taylor Anne Brewton and Allison “Allie” Leigh Scott who both passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  Read more about how these mothers turned their tragedies into their life’s work to help others. 

How We Help:

Since 2004, Heroes for Children has provided $5.5 million to more than 5,000 families in need through our financial and social assistance programs.  There is no other organization that provides direct and immediate assistance to families with such ease when it comes to restoring normalcy and bringing comfort through each family’s journey.

Be a Hero: 

Heroes for Houston is a way for us to support our families who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath by doing what we do best – helping families battling childhood cancer in their greatest time of need.

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Though it is still early and there are a lot of unknowns, we know the need will be great. Here is what we do know:

  • The roads to Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Center are completely flooded.
  • Outpatient treatment and surgeries have been cancelled.
  • Some children are in shelters or damp locations with compromised immune systems.

This means that families are either traveling to other cities for treatment or postponing treatment, ultimately putting an even bigger financial strain on the family.

You can be a Hero for Houston and help families who were already in need, in their greatest time of need. When you donate to Heroes for Houston, we can get financial assistance to our families within seven days. Houston families need your help more than ever.

Join us in our mission to ensure that no family with a child battling cancer fights alone. Click here to see all the ways you can get involved!

Heroes for Children and Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer decided to partner together in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month for one reason: to help children battling cancer. To help their families, and to help make the burden more bearable. Join us Saturday, September 16, at Galatyn Plaza in Richardson, TX. Click here to register.

Stay Connected:

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