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.
- 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
A Child Life Moment November 17, 2017
Check out this child life moment with Andrew and Kathleen.×
Meet Orion November 1, 2017
Support Riley kids like Orion this holiday season.×
Meet Caiden November 1, 2017
Support Riley kids like Caiden this holiday season.×
Meet Harry November 1, 2017
Support Riley kids like Harry this holiday season.×
Meet Colton November 1, 2017
Support Riley kids like Colton this holiday season.×
Meet Caroline November 1, 2017
Support Riley kids like Caroline this holiday season.×
Meet Josephine November 1, 2017
Support Riley kids like Josephine this holiday season.×
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.×
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.”×
Meet Ava Richards June 6, 2017
7-year old Ava Richards and her dad talk about living with type 1 diabetes.×