A 501C3 non-profit founded by Comedian William Lee Martin & wife Michele. The foundation is dedicated to providing smiles, support & FREE brand new cowboy hats to boys and girls with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
"the whole foundation began with one young girl, named Ashley Miller"
over 8,000 hats delivered
A 501C3 non-profit is
dedicated to Providing Smiles,
support & Free Cowboy hats to
boys and girls with cancer and
other life-threatening illnesses.
Cowboys Who Care Foundation is the brainchild of President, Founder and CEO, William Lee Martin. In 2010 Martin, a comedian and writer, was asked to perform at a fundraising 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 one day 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.”
Ashley's smile, her strength and her spirit will always be in our hearts. She inspired a movement. And she will never be forgotten.