Our Mission & Programs

“Baller Dream Foundation supports pediatric and young adult cancer warriors, ages 0-29, through treatment, remission, and beyond.”

Through major gifting, in-hospital programming, and financial support, Baller Dream develops lasting relationships to create an environment where kids feel supported, families feel connected, and communities feel inspired. Learn more about our programs and qualifications below.

Baller Dream Foundation Programs

Engage. Inspire. Empower

In-hospital Diversion

In-hospital Diversion

Brightening long days of treatment, we bring fun to the hospital through crafts, games, puzzles, and other distractions. Baller Dream works closely with Child Life Specialists and Children's Hospitals across the country to identify how we can impact each hospital where they need it the most.

Major Gifting

Major Gifting

Through generous donations, Baller Dream Foundation also curates personalized “Dream Experiences” for qualifying recipients. These major gift experiences range from dream vacations, celebrity meet-and-greets, VIP access at sporting events, and many other once-in-a-lifetime adventures thanks to our partnerships.

Financial Support

Financial Support

Baller Dream Foundation offers families and individuals different levels of financial support for living expenses, travel expenses to and from treatment, utilities, and other daily essentials like food and gas cards. Funds are carefully allocated after a complete evaluation of the family's needs on a case-by-case basis.

Building a Community

Building a Community

A cancer diagnosis's social and emotional side effects can often generate feelings of isolation. Through Baller Dream’s community programming, we aim to create an environment where our ballers feel a sense of belonging and their families feel supported by the community.

Other Ways To Support Our Ballers & Their Families

Start a Fundraiser

Our fundraising tools make it easy for you to make a difference in the lives of cancer-fighting warriors. Fundraising for Baller Dream is a great way to show your support.

Get Involved

Explore all the ways you can make an impact. Whether you’re an individual or a corporate organization, you can contribute to furthering our mission in many ways. 

Meet Our Brave Cancer Warriors! 

At Baller Dream Foundation, we refer to our cancer-fighting warriors as “Ballers” instead of “patients.” Our Ballers are strong, resilient, and courageous individuals. They are at the heart of everything we do.

Every Baller Dream Begins With a Referral

We rely on the expertise of our partnering children’s hospitals, child life specialists, social workers, and oncology nurses to identify cancer warriors who are in need of a special lift. Ensuring the safety of these children and young adults is fundamental to the mission of Baller Dream.

Baller Dream Foundation also considers referrals from other members of the medical community, other nonprofit organizations, and friends or family members with knowledge of the child or young adult’s diagnosis.

Who is eligible?

Baller Dream Foundation is cancer-specific. Cancer patients ages 29 and under are eligible to be gifted. We accept and consider all eligible referrals, even if you have already been gifted by another organization! Fill out and download our referral form and send it to referral@ballerdream.org.

Areas of Impact

Baller Dream is rapidly growing. We operate in 6 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York. Our current partner hospitals include Banner Desert ChildrensBanner Health at Thunderbird, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix Mayo Clinic, Summerlin Children’s Hospital, The Melodies Center, Orange County Children’s Hospital, Rady Children’s Hospital, USA Health University Hospital

If you do not see your region in our areas of impact, please reach out to our team at referral@ballerdream.org for a team member to further assist you. As we continue to expand, Baller Dream Foundation envisions a future where every child and young adult battling cancer feels supported.

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Contact Baller Dream Foundation

If you have questions or would like to learn more about Baller Dream Foundation, please use our contact form and a member of our team will reach out to you.