As you would imagine, life for a child with cancer is filled with pain, hospital visits, sacrifice and treatment.
“Help A Child Smile” was born in 1987 from the need to bring some joy into the lives of children with cancer. The wish of a brave young child to go to Wonderland soon after it opened, inspired family and friends, and “Help A Child Smile” was born.
Now in its third decade, HACS is serving over 800 families whose child is being treated for cancer at McMaster Children's Hospital. There are an average of 150 children in active chemotherapy at any given time.
The Board of Directors remains dedicated to providing opportunities for these children to smile and have fun, even if only for a couple of hours, a day or a week.