Cowboys Who Care Foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that provides financial support, smiles
and FREE cowboy & cowgirl hats to kids with cancer & other life-threatening illnesses.
Who have we helped?
Thus far, since starting July 1, 2012, we have delivered over 1,600 brand new cowboy and cowgirl hats to children's hospitals around the country including Las Vegas, Sacramento, Cleveland, Dallas, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Little Rock, Columbia, and to organizations like Camp COCO, a summer camp for kids with cancer in Southern Illinois.
And these are no ordinary hats!
Working with our friends at Resistol, we have developed a special COMFORT FIT liner. Often during this period of the kids' lives, scalp sensitivity issues can arise. That's why we put the special liner in all the hats we give.
Plus, we only give NEW hats! While we appreciate you wanting to give us your favorite old hat, we want to give the kids their OWN hat.
How Did We Start?
Cowboys Who Care Foundation is the brainchild of the foundation’s President, Founder and CEO,
Cowboy Bill Martin. Two years ago Martin, a comedian and writer, was asked to perform at a fund raising golf tournament for a young fan named Ashley Miller from Celina, TX, who was battling a rare form of cancer.
Martin said, “Ashley’s story had such an impact on me. And when she bravely lost her battle in
June 2011, I knew I wanted to help other kids like her. Then this last May, I searched on my computer, ‘Kids with cancer – Images’ and found all these pictures of kids with big, beautiful smiles and
bald heads. And in the mirror, I could see my cowboy hat and it hit me, these kids need cowboy hats.”
Cowboys Who Care Foundation’s Board of Directors includes PRCA / Trick Roper, Anthony Lucia,
Singer / Songwriter, Steve Helms, physicians and have teamed with Resistol on several events.
Why Do We Help?
It is our belief that there is nothing more precious than a child’s smile. The hats are there to do that.
After all, what kid wants to wear a wig, but what kid wouldn’t want to wear a cowboy hat, healthy or otherwise?
A cowboy hat is still a symbol of bravery, honor and now with your help, compassion.
How you can Help?
Feel free to make a donation at the top left side of this page.
Do you know a kid that needs a hat?
Contact Michele@cowboyswhocare.org or fill out the form on the HOW TO SEND A HAT page on this website.
Do you know a hospital or an organization that we can visit?
Let Michele know that too! firstname.lastname@example.org
Cowboys Who Care Foundation because every kid wants to be a cowboy
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