Join Me and Become a Riley Hero

May 9, 2019
Topics: Donors, Riley Kid Story, About Us

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Bo Meagher and Ed Carpenter attending the official unveiling of the Riley Children's Foundation Turn 2 Suites at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

If you watch 5-year-old Riley kid Bo Meagher in action, you’ll realize he is nothing short of heroic.

Bo was born with Down syndrome and has been through a lot in his short life, including a battle with acute myeloid leukemia.

Watching him makes me wonder this: If kids like Bo can handle their battles like superheroes, why can’t we ALL step up as their sidekicks?

I’ve decided to team up with Riley as we kick off the month of May in Indiana to help spread the word about the need for donations of every size.

It might not sound like much, but a monthly gift of $15 per month can help the amazing team at Riley provide essentials like:

  • Medical resources that aren’t covered by insurance;
  • Child Life supplies that help soothe and distract children during painful procedures;
  • Software that helps our physician-scientists track their research to improve care.

Will you help by making a monthly gift? Our goal is 100 new Riley Heroes (monthly donors) by the end of June!

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Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter is a NTT IndyCar Series driver and giving ambassador for the Riley Heroes campaign. He is a driver and owner at Ed Carpenter Racing. He is also a 2003 Butler University graduate and currently resides in Indianapolis with wife Heather and their children Makenna, Ryder and Cruz.

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