Megan's Wings partners with
Walk with Sally
Walk With Sally, a non-profit organization out of the LA area, provides hope through individualized mentoring and community support services to empower children experiencing trauma through a parent, guardian or sibling's cancer journey.
Megan's Wings is excited to partner with Walk with Sally to expand their program to the Inland Empire. We are looking to find Mentors for children who have lost a parent or sibling to cancer. See links below for the applications to be a Mentor & the Application for a Child/Family interested in find a mentor for their child.
HERE is the referral form.
HERE is the mentor application.
2021 Megan's Run/Walk for a Cure
We can't wait to come together in person on Sept 25! Registration coming soon!
Megan's Wings in the News
Our Drive-Thru St Patrick's Day Party @ Big Al's on Saturday, March 13th was a huge success. Thanks to the generosity of those who gave to Ontario Firefighters who were gathering donations in their boots, we filled our Giant Leprechaun Hat collecting over $4,000.
Our Online Auction closed on March 17th and raised over $4700 with another $500 in donations. Thanks to everyone who placed bids and purchased one of our many great items.
Megan's Wings partnered with The Kind Effect for our Holiday Adopt a Family Care Package delivery.
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How We've Help
With compromised immune systems, childen with cancer are high risk for the COVID 19 virus. Many of their parents have had to drastically change their lifestyle to protect their child from this pandemic. Megan’s Wings is working to keep these children safe. We are working diligently with social services at medical clinics and hospitals to identify families with needs and get them help. Thanks to emergency donor support, Megan’s Wings Patient Aid and Gas Assistance Programs are functioning at a high level during this critical time.
We continue to help families with house payments, utilities, transportation issues, food and gas gift cards and more through our Patient Aid Program. We were one of a small group of cancer charities to receive an emergency grant from the Inland Empire United Ways to help house, feed, and keep the lights on for many local childhood cancer families. Our Gas Assistance Program has provided 70 families with up to 4 months of gas card support to help get their child to treatment. Thanks to tremendous efforts from volunteer sewers early in the pandemic before masks were widely available and PPP equipment was scarce, we dropped off hundreds of homemade masks to pediatric oncology clinics to help protect families and their children. We are very grateful to our supporters who recognize the work we do, and continue to support us during this worldwide health crisis.
Ryan, Age 11
Ryan was diagnosed with AML Leukemia in January 2020 and finished his 4th round of chemotherapy mid-April. Ryan is in the hospital monthly for 5 days of chemotherapy treatment, but had an extended stay in April since his white cell count was so low and with the pandemic, it was not safe for him to return home until it raised to a safe level. He and his Mom missed their family very much. Mom says, “We are very thankful for Megan’s Wings programs! The bill assistance we received in March helped us catch up with utility bills, and the gas and grocery cards helped us get back and forth to Miller Children’s Hospital from Covina, and enabled me to leave groceries at home and bring some to the hospital before knowing my family would be so affected by COVID-19. I had to stop working to stay at the hospital with Ryan since state law only requires one parent to stay permanently. Ryan is sad he hasn’t seen his dad or siblings for a couple weeks, but we are praying we’ll all be back together again soon.”
2020 Drive-Thru Adopt a Family Event
Donate a car to a Deserving Family
During the last year, Megan's Wings has received several car donations that have been given to cancer families in need of reliable transportation to get to and from treatments. Frank Fazio donated a car in mid-December and Megan's Wings was able to gift the car to a very deserving young man name Raphael and his wife, Mariam. Their only vehicle was totaled in a bad car accident earlier this year. Raphael broke his prosthetic and his amputated leg in 4 places in the car accident. According to his wife, he still has nightmares from the accident, but he is so grateful to be alive.
Raphael was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in his late teens. He continues his cancer treatments at City of Hope. Megan's Wings was able to bless this sweet couple with an early Christmas present to make it easier for Raphael to get to his treatments at City of Hope.
If you have a used vehicle in good condition that you are interested in donating, contact Kim at (909) 532-8135 or email to email@example.com.
2021 Megan's Run/Walk for a Cure
We can't wait to come together in person on Sept 25! Registration coming soon!
16th Annual Megan's Virtual Walk
Participants walked & ran from all over the US and beyond
We are so grateful to our participants, near and far, this year!! Our virtual event was highly successful with many, many past supporters who continued to support our cause walking virtually at McCarthy Park, local trails, and neighborhoods. We also had many new participants, and we loved having you join us this year for our fall fundraiser!
We had participants from 24 US States, Canada, and the Cupps family completed the walk from Seoul, South Korea. We had great support from the Inland Empire but this year 82 California cities were represented in our virtual walk.
Click here for Race Results for those participants who recorded their finish times.
Thank You 2020
Virtual Walkers and Sponsors For helping us get thru a difficult year!
Pandemic Fund Appeal
With uncertainty, comes strength
and unity. Fundraising has been
for the last year while Families needing our help drastically increased in 2020. We are grateful to those of you who have responded to our social media and email campaigns helping us raise critical funds to keep our aid programs going to help the most vulnerable cancer families. Thank you to all who responded and continue to repond to our Campaign Appeals! Your donations have helped many families keep their children safe during the pandemic.
Family Event - Will Return in 2022
DOWN MEMORY LANE
Tip the Firefighter St Patrick's Day Event
Our 2020 - 18th Annual St Patrick's Fundraiser at Big Al's was canceled on March 12 due to the pandemic but we can't come together again in 2020. We appreciate our sponsors who have support this event the last two years thru thick and thin. Your support makes a huge impact on our programs and services we provide for childhood cancer families in need. We look forward to coming together again in 2022 in person!!
Fun Times at Past Galas
Megan's Race Memories
2020 Virtual Walk from Beaches to Mountains
2019 Megan's Run/Walk Memories
We are very grateful to our grant providers this past year! Thank you for your continued your support to Megan's Wings. Our programs take flight because of you!!
A Simple Way To Help ~ During the pandemic, we are all shopping more than ever online. Why not help a favorite charity at the same time! Your purchases help even more kids with cancer. Login to your Amazon account using smile.amazon.com and select Megan's Wings as your favorite charity. Amazon gives back 0.5% percentage of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Megan's Wings. It's that EASY!
Megan's Wings Joins
The LiFT Network
We're excited to announce our partnership
with The LiFT Network, a national group of
like-minded nonprofits who work together to fight against the financial burdens brought on by a cancer diagnosis. In January, we will begin offering wrap-around financial services to help families better understand and plan for the financial impacts of their child's cancer diagnosis before they reach a crisis level.
The Financial Treatment Program aims to support families before they hit critical financial breaking points. The program pairs families with a Certified Financial Planner who help with:
Organization of family finances
Developing a plan to prioritize payments
Debt consolidation and management
Review of savings and investments
Life insurance and disability
Review tax issues
Review of general estate planning
With a financial planner's guidance, families can gain peace of mind about their financial well-being. Healing should be the main focus during treatment, and planners help make that possible.
Together, we are reaching more families. Together, we are stronger.
Host a Birthday Fundraiser on Facebook!
Facebook fundraisers are simple to set up and a great way to support your favorite charity! Facebook does not charge the donor or the charity credit card processing fees so 100% of your birthday donations to Megan's Wings go directly to support kids with cancer by helping pay bills so families can concentrate on getting their child well.
Megan's Wings, Inc.
1042 N. Mountain Avenue, Ste. B303
Upland, CA 91786 • Phone (909) 532-8135
We have been honored with a Top-Rated Award for 2020 from GreatNonprofits! We appreciate all of your support!
We lost our daughter, Megan at the tender age of nine after a long 2 ½ year battle with Leukemia. She was a sweet, caring, feisty, outgoing little girl. She taught me to not put off tomorrow what we can do today, to love those around us with all our heart, to be thankful for what we have because it can all be taken away in a heartbeat, and that it is our destined journey here on earth to reach out to those in need, helping anyway we can. Megan was such a kind considerate soul, always reaching out to others even in her toughest times. Megan faced her illness with a brave smile and a courageous heart, seldom shedding a tear for herself. While I held her hand, caressed her back and shed a lifetime of tears while she slept, and after she was gone. I never wanted her to see my fears. I couldn’t take away her pain or the cancer that forced her to go through everything she had to endure to fight it. I could only give her medication, soothe her aches with mommy’s tender touch and put my faith in the doctors and God to heal her. As a parent, you feel so helpless.
Megan’s Wings was founded in January 2005 in memory of 9 yr old Megan Savage who lost her Leukemia battle on April 2nd, 2003. During Megan’s 2 1/2 yr struggle with cancer, the Savage family met other families struggling to cope financially and emotionally. It’s often necessary for a parent to cut back hours at work or one parent quit work to care for their sick child. Money eventually runs short to pay the bills & expenses increase such as gas expense for numerous appointments and hospital stays, phone calls to family, meals away from home, increased medical bills. Treatment often stretches into years with relapse, making it difficult to recover financially, even with savings. It is our wish to help ease the financial burden and foster hope through caring so families can concentrate on their sick child.