Some children turn their biggest challenges into their greatest strengths.
Each year, several special children who show courage and commitment to help others while navigating medical obstacles are selected to serve as Riley Champions.
We invite you to nominate children who are powerful Riley advocates and who demonstrate the “Chad Keown Spirit of Riley,” showing a desire to leave a legacy.
- Nominees are typically between the ages of 8-18.
- As ambassadors for Riley, our Champions need to be comfortable sharing their stories publicly.
- Nominees should demonstrate the “Chad Keown Spirit of Riley,” honoring the legacy of Chad Keown, who passed away while serving as a Riley Champion.
- Selected Riley Champions are notified in August and officially announced at Riley Children’s Foundation’s annual luncheon in November.
- All nominations are due by Saturday, June 15, 2019.
2018 Riley Champions
2018 Race for Riley October 8, 2018
Congratulations to Race for Riley on 22 years and nearly $4 million raised for the kids at Riley Hospital.×
Meet Hunter Schermerhorn September 27, 2018
A phone call from Hunter’s school nurse turned a life changing cancer diagnosis for the Schermerhorn family. See how Riley research is helping kids like Hunter and his family find the answers they desperately need.×
Women for Riley 10th Anniversary August 28, 2018
Congratulations to Women for Riley on 10 years of service and the legacy you continue to build.×
Meet Tyler Trent July 16, 2018
Riley patient Tyler Trent has everything going for him, except a cure.×
Kohl's Community Baby Shower July 16, 2018
Thank you Kohl's for helping us throw an educational community baby shower in Indianapolis.×
An Evening with daVinci Robot May 22, 2018
Learn about daVinci Robot, a tool purchased with help from donations to Riley Children's Foundation.×
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The Sky is the Limit: Riley Cancer Center Family Prom 2018 May 22, 2018
Follow Riley kid Piper Lyon and her family through the magical experience of the Riley Cancer Center Family Prom, a tradition made possible by Women for Riley.×
Miracle Ride Celebrates 25 Years May 1, 2018
Congrats to our friends at Miracle Ride on 25 years and over $6 million raised for our Riley kids.×
Riley Maternity and Newborn Health December 18, 2017
Every baby deserves a fighting chance. Every family needs compassion. Every dollar helps our fight.×
Child Life Moment with GG December 18, 2017
Check out this child life moment with GG and Maggie.×