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We need your support to deliver unexpected acts of kindness which include Smile Kits and letters of inspiration.  Supporters can also amplify the message of the Foundation by holding a shoe drive or participating in the Virtual BSNCF Run/Walk.  

Smile Kits

As part of our mission to offer unexpected acts of kindness, The Barnett-Searing National Cancer Foundation provides care packages also called “Smile Kits” to female cancer patients.    Continue reading “Smile Kits”

Shoes for Smiles

Holding a shoe drive is a great way to volunteer for BSNCF and raise funds for our Smile Kit program.

The FBLA Interact Club of Riverside High School in Virginia held a successful shoe drive collecting over 300 pairs of used athletic shoes. In addition, they raised enough funds and in kind donations to fund 100 Smile Kits.


In the spirit of environmental and economic sustainability, The Barnett Searing National Cancer Foundation, is proud to partner with GotSneakers, a sneaker recycling organization, to collect used athletic shoes. BSNCF receives up to $5 for every pair of wearable athletic sneakers. Funds earned will be allocated to support our mission of supporting female cancer patients and their families throughout the United States. There is no limit to the amount of funds that we can earn together.

Holding a shoe drive is a great way to volunteer for BSNCF and amplify our message in your community. To start a shoe drive in your place of work, worship, school or neighborhood, simply collect gently used athletic shoes at a designated drop-off point. After collection, BSNCF will mail you a pre-paid shipping bag. Once the gently used shoes are mailed to GotSneakers, they will issue a donation check back to  BSNCF. 

This is a fantastic project for schools, athletic teams, girl and boy scouts, families, individuals, or corporations wanting to make an impact and can be implemented safely during COVID-19.

Collecting shoes is easy! We suggest optionally setting up a fundraising link for your project as some supporters will not have shoes to recycle but will want to contribute to your project and spread joy.  

Email for more information or to start your fundraiser.

Students Making Smiles

"Students Making Smiles" unites our youth together to make a stand against cancer.

It's an opportunity for your school, club, sorority or fraternity to join the fight to bring awareness to this disease and offer support to the cancer thrivers who are in the greatest fight of their lives.

During the COVID-19 pandemic there are several ways that your school or club can participate in "Students Making Smiles" and volunteer safely and virtually.  Your group can fundraise, hold a shoe drive, participate in the BSNCF Virtual Run/Walk, and create cards for cancer patients. 

BSNCF offers service hour credits to students who participate in our programs.   Simply, complete your hours and then tag and like our Facebook and Instagram pages and use #sendingsmiles.  Email us at and a BSNCF staffer will approve your volunteer service hours!  Complete the inquiry form below to get started!

Participate in the Virtual BSNCF Run-Walk Memorial Day Weekend 2022.  Gather your group and make a stand against cancer!  Choose your distance and email us at for a special code for your group!

Create cards for cancer patients!  Help us send “Smiles Across the Miles!”

Hold a “Shoes for Smiles” drive.  Collect gently used athletic shoes.  We provide a pre-paid bag to mail the shoes and receive a dollar per pair for our “Smile Kit” fund.

Start a fundraiser with your school or club for BSNCF.  We will help you set up your own unique link to collect donations.


  • Andover Against Cancer, Andover High School, MA
  • Ashburn Area Running Club, Ashburn, Virginia
  • Bio-Med Society, Middlewood High School, New York
  • Canandaigua Academy, New York
  • Coppermine Lacrosse Club, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Connect4Cancer, Santa Ana High School, California
  • Delta Zeta, Clemson, South Carolina
  • Lamar High School, South Carolina
  • Loudoun County High School FBLA and Interact, Leesburg, Virginia
  • Girl Scout Troop 571, Herndon, Virginia
  • Girls On Top of the World, Salisbury State University, Maryland
  • Independence High School, San Jose, California
  • November Project Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Maury High School National Honor Society, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Milwalkee School Of Engineering, Lambda Zeta Nu, Wisconsin
  • NSU High School, Plantation, Florida
  • Physical Therapy Club, Old Dominion University, Virginia
  • Riverside High School FBLA and Interact, Leesburg, Virginia
  • Sending Smiles, Notre Dame Prep, Maryland
  • St. Michael’s School, Loretto, Pennsylvania
  • St John’s School, Houston, Texas
  • Vietnamese Student Association, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Waynesburg University, Pennsylvania
  • Woman Organization for Minorities Achieving Now, Penn Brooke, NC

All your group’s name to this growing list!

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Smile Kits


As part of our mission, we offer female cancer patients care packages called Smile Kits. These thoughtfully curated care packages include comforting items like a tote bag, a soft blanket, a journal, a coloring book and colored pencils, cozy socks, delicate skincare and self-care items, and more. For a personal touch, each package includes encouraging cards crafted by dedicated volunteers, students, and fellow survivors.

Fill out the form to nominate yourself or a loved one.

All requests are verified for authenticity and fulfilled as funding allows.

Smile Kits

Smile Kits

Smile Kits

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