Making every birthday special
We realize that for a critically ill child each birthday is a special milestone celebrating life. For the children in our programs, it not only marks another year, but it also demonstrates a great achievement. Children begin a fresh new year by receiving a surprise present on their special day; this simple act of kindness delivers joy and hope!
Our Birthday Blast volunteers work hard to make sure these gifts also include a personalized item for each child; sending a box of Legos to a child that loves construction, a cozy knitted hat, or a bunch of colorful balloons to greet a four-year-old just home from chemo. Working with companies and individuals, our dedicated Birthday Blast team work tirelessly to make sure that each birthday is celebrated.
Casey Cares celebrated its 1,000th Birthday Blast in 2009 with Justin while he celebrated his 5th! Casey Cares has now grown so large that every year we are providing Birthday Blast surprises to over 1,000 critically ill children. What took us nine years to accomplish at first, we now do almost every year.