Helping Upper Peninsula families fight childhood cancer.

We have seen a rise in the number of families living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan seeking help with a child battling cancer.

Since our program began in 2020, that number has increased by more than twenty-fold!

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Our Purpose

Travel Costs

Travel Costs

Travel Costs

To receive care, our families must travel long distances. Our grants assist with travel costs, such as gas, food, and accomodations.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to serve children and families from the Upper Peninsula who are battling childhood cancer. We believe that when a child is sick, the entire family is affected. Our support focuses on the individual along with the entire family.

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Spotlight Partners

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Tour Da Yoop, Eh

The Tour Da Yoop, Eh benefit for Childhood Cancer is a 1,200 mile bike tour around the perimeter of the Upper Peninsula! Enjoy endless nature and lakeside views while cycling across some of the safest roads in the United States.

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Our Partners

We share information and connect families to other nonprofits that may help, either in-person or remotely.

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Our Heroes


Rylan is an Upper Peninsula 5-year-old who was being treated for high-risk neuroblastoma. He gained his Angel Wings on July 18, 2022.

His father is very grateful for the assistance as Rylan received treatment at the University of Michigan hospitals in Ann Arbor, including surgery, chemotherapy, bone marrow transplants, and more. This treatment required lengthy hospitalizations, keeping Rylan and his mom away from his father and siblings for months.

Our Progress

A map of the Upper Peninsula showcasing amount of recognized families per county.

These numbers represent the families we recognize who are fighting childhood cancer. Every dollar earned goes directly to the families and to the programs that serve them.

Birdseye view of a shore on the Great Lakes. By Lucas Ludwig on Unsplash

Michigan is 5th in the nation for annual number of pediatric cancer diagnoses.

470 children are diagnosed in Michigan each year, and the Upper Peninsula has the largest number of children per capita diagnosed with cancer in the state.

U.P. families face daunting challenges because they must travel out of our area for care. Many times, one parent is forced to take an extended leave of absence or leave a job to be with their child. Medical treatment can go on for many years, leaving kids with physical, emotional, and sensory deficits.

Help Us Help Them.