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Some children turn their biggest challenges into their biggest strengths.

Each year, several special children who show courage and selfless dedication to others through philanthropic efforts are selected to serve as Riley Champions. 

We invite you to nominate children who demonstrate champion spirit.

Nomination Details 

  • Nominees are typically between the ages of 8-18
  • As ambassadors for Riley, our Champions will be asked to share their stories publicly
  • Selected Riley Champions are notified in September and officially announced at the Riley Hope Happens Here Luncheon in November.


2017 Riley Champions

 
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    A Child Life Moment
    November 17, 2017

    Check out this child life moment with Andrew and Kathleen... More

    A Child Life Moment November 17, 2017

    Check out this child life moment with Andrew and Kathleen.

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    Meet Orion
    November 1, 2017

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    Meet Orion November 1, 2017

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    Meet Caiden
    November 1, 2017

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    Meet Caiden November 1, 2017

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    Meet Harry
    November 1, 2017

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    Meet Harry November 1, 2017

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    Meet Colton
    November 1, 2017

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    Meet Colton November 1, 2017

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    Meet Caroline
    November 1, 2017

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    Meet Caroline November 1, 2017

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    Meet Josephine
    November 1, 2017

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    Meet Josephine November 1, 2017

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    How Riley Research Saved Josh's Life
    October 4, 2017

    Watch how a boy with a life-threatening heart defect... More

    How Riley Research Saved Josh's Life October 4, 2017

    Watch how a boy with a life-threatening heart defect became healthy enough to run cross country.

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    Caiden's Musical Send-Off!
    July 18, 2017

    Six-month-old Caiden Rogers went home from the hospital... More

    Caiden's Musical Send-Off! July 18, 2017

    Six-month-old Caiden Rogers went home from the hospital for the first time in his life with a singing send-off. Mom Shakiyla Rogers says of Riley, “If we didn’t come here, he wouldn’t have made it.”

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    Meet Ava Richards
    June 6, 2017

    7-year old Ava Richards and her dad talk about living... More

    Meet Ava Richards June 6, 2017

    7-year old Ava Richards and her dad talk about living with type 1 diabetes.

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