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 June 15, 2020.
2020 Riley Champions
Nurses Week 2020 May 7, 2020
A heartfelt thank you to the nurses at Riley Hosptial for Children as we celebrate Nurses Week!×
Waiting for Two Miracles April 27, 2020
Riley mom Amie Hastings lost her job due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your donations to the Riley Relief Fund provides emergency assistance to Riley families during the coronavirus crisis. It also supports Riley program and team member needs, and gives doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals flexibility as they respond to the evolving healthcare crisis.×
Happy Birthday, Teddy! April 16, 2020
Riley kid Giancarlo "Teddy" Gomez celebrates his eighth birthday at Riley Hospital for Children. Please join us in wishing him a Happy Birthday!×
A Piece of Riley June 27, 2019
I am the Riley Wagon. I mean a lot of things to different people. I'm also a way for donors, like the Burr family, to give back to Riley Hospital for Children.×
Be the Star You Are May 22, 2019
Check out this behind the scenes look at the 2019 Riley Cancer Center Prom.×
Meet Rowan Breyts March 19, 2019
A baby dies in Indiana about every 14 hours. Rowan Breyts was not one of them. However, he came dangerously close.×
Kennedy's Story: How Family Support Helps December 19, 2018
Watch the Strayer Family's story about their Riley journey.×
Riley Leadership Message December 19, 2018
Hear from Riley leadership about supporting Be the Hope NOW: The Campaign for Kids.×
Christian's Research Story December 19, 2018
Learn how Riley research helped save Christian Daugherty's life.×
Sheila and Jameson's Story December 19, 2018
Sheila Dolan shares how the donor-funded Riley Maternity and Newborn Health team saved her life, and her son’s life.×