February 12 - Join us for a fun Valentine Party at City of Hope, open to all pediatric oncology families. Enjoy manicures & massages, catered lunch and home-made valentine crafts for Parents, Siblings or your favorite nurse! 

Why we are going virtual?

Kids with cancer need us more than ever.

With compromised immune systems, kids with cancer are the highest at-risk group for COVID-19. Many of their parents have had to drastically change their lifestyle to protect their child from this pandemic.  These vulnerable families are struggling to put food on the table, pay rent and get their kiddo to treatment. 

Megan’s Wings is working to keep these kids safe and provide their family with needed support. 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 when our fundraising events canceled, but families needing help have doubled.

 

We are helping families with house payments, utilities, transportation issues, food and gas gift cards and more. We helped a family rebuild their transmission who had been previously taking the bus to treatment. The bus was no longer an option due to COVID safety concerns. Our Gas Assistance Program currently provides 45 families with up to 4 months of gas cards to help get their kiddo to treatment. We helped two families pay for prescriptions their child critically needed and another child get acupuncture treatment to manage side effects of chemo; out-of-pocket costs not covered by insurance. We’re helping an Upland teen cancer survivor earn her Girl Scout Gold Award making care baskets for kids with cancer during the pandemic, and thanks to tremendous efforts from volunteer sewers, we’re providing families with homemade masks. We’ve helped more families pay rent/mortgages the last two months then we normally do in four months......

 

 

Megan Savage Memorial

5K Run for a Cure

UPCOMING EVENT

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Megan's Walk for a Cure is going VIRTUAL in 2020.

 

Megan's Virtual Walk for a Cure 

16th Annual Megan Savage Memorial

Participate by walking from anywhere between

Saturday, September 26 - Saturday, October 3

 

We have made the decision to make the 16th annual fall event virtual this year. Our top priority is our community's health, and due to the surge of COVID 19 cases, we feel a Virtual 5K Event is the best solution to keep all our participants, and of course the families we support safer. 
 

Through this pandemic, cancer hasn’t stopped, and we must not either. We hope we can count on your participation this year, which will allow us to continue supporting some of the most vulnerable families with rent, utilities, gas and groceries during the pandemic. It is also our goal to continue to donate to pediatric cancer research. With our spring fundraiser cancelled, and our reserves dwindling fast due to patient needs increasing, your participation allows us to continue this important work.
 

Registration is now open and you can complete registration by clicking on the link above.  

 

Click HERE for a hard copy registration form.
 

Registration cost

Virtual Walk - $30           VIP Virtual Walk - $50

Why participate in the VIP Virtual Walk? $20 of your registration provides a gas card for a family to transport a child to treatment. 

Participants will receive a limited edition t-shirt, a custom bid to let everyone know who they walk for and the MVW Tool Kit to help share your Walk on Social Media.

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.” 

MEGAN'S WINGS PROGRAMS

Adopt-A-Family

Healthy Living Program

Thank You

Grant Providers!!

Megan's Wings Gala Fun

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

2019 's St Patrick's Day Event at Big Al's was a huge success as Ontario Local 1430, Big Al's & Megan's Wings came together to have some fun and raise money for Megan's Wings programs and services that benefit children with cancer in our community. Thanks to all our sponsors, attendees and volunteers who made the day successeful!

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2019 PAST FAMILY EVENTS

2019 Adopt a Family Program

December 2019 ~ brought smiles, hope and care packages to 66 families in 2019! Thanks to all donors and volunteers who made so many families happy. A big thanks to Ontario Fire, SB County Fire & Kaiser Anaheim who helped us host 3 wonderful Holiday Events where families came for lunch, Santa visit & fire station tour while volunteers loaded up their vehicle with care packages.

California Rainbow Girls Grand Assembly

April 2019 ~ California Rainbow Girls Took Flight for Kids with Cancer choosing Megan's Wings as their Grand Service Project! They volunteered and fundraised for Megan's Wings for a full yr then presenting a $45,000 check to Megan's Wings CEO, Kim Savage at their Grand Assembly in April 2019. We have enjoyed partnering with these unique and wonderfully spirited young ladies!

Thank you California Rainbow Girls for your support in 2019!

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Easter Celebration at City of Hope

April 2019 ~ Megan's Wings and Kohl's Cares Volunteers hosted a fun Easter Event at City of Hope for children and their families spending the holiday in the hospital. Lunch, manicures and makeovers were a big hit!

Healthy Living Seminar

February 9, 2019 ~ Families from throughout the Inland Empire attended our Healthy Living Seminar at the Scheu Family YMCA in Upland. Provided with presentations from professionals in the fields of Nutritional Supplements, Alternative Therapies, and Body and Mind Wellness, our Families took home a plethora of information on boosting their child's immune system during their cancer treatments. Families enjoyed lunch and the children made Valentine's Day Crafts and played games!

Agua Caliente Clippers

January 27- 2019 ~ Many Pediatric Oncology Families joined Megan's Wings for a Sunday Funday at Citizens Business Bank Arena for a Agua Caliente Clippers game!

The kids had the opportunity to High5 the players before the game and get some autographs afterwards! Fun day for the whole family and Megan's Wings!

2020 FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Emergency Fund Appeal

With uncertainty, comes strength and unity.  When fundraising events became uncertain and Financial Aid Need drastically increased, we sent out a social media and email campaign asking for help to raise critical funds for our programs. Thank you to all who responded to our Emergency Fund Appeal! Your donations have helped many vulnerable families keep their children safe during the pandemic.

 

Megan's Virtual Walk for a Cure 

16th Annual Megan Savage Memorial

Participate by walking from anywhere between

Saturday, September 26 - Saturday, October 3

Thank You Virtual Walk Sponsors!

We have postponed the 18th Annual St Patrick's Fundraiser at Big Al's to keep our supporters and the general public safe during the pandemic. We will post the new rescheduled date once determined. Stay tuned and stay Safe!

Emerald Hope Foundation Golf Tournament

The March 2020 Emerald Hope Foundation Golf Tournament to benefit children with cancer thru Megan's Wings is rescheduled for August. We so appreciate Emerald Hope Foundation's efforts to help families of child with cancer through MW. There are many deserving charities. Thank you for choosing ours.

Stay tuned for details.

2019 PAST FUNDRAISERS

December 1st is

#GivingTuesday

December 1st, 2020 is Giving Tuesday! Consider a small gift to Megan's Wings on Dec 1st, a universal day of giving. Make a Donation on our website or Donate a $25 - $50 Gas Card to help fund our Gas Assistance Program helping families get their child to treatment. Be A Part of This Great Movement to help someone in need. 

A Simple Way To Help ~ During the pandemic, we are all shopping more than ever online. Why not help a favorite charity, Megan's Wings at the same time! Login to your Amazon account, choose Megan's Wings as your favorite charity and shop Smile.Amazon. Amazon gives back a percentage of every purchase. It's that EASY!

2020 PATIENT EVENTS

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. This fall we will begin offering long term solutions which includes financial planning and education 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 will 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 a 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.

Halloween Spooktacular Event

October (date TBD) ~ We are hopeful, by October, we can host this fun event safely for our patients and families. Megan's Wings with SB County Fire Dept.is planning a Halloween Spooktacular where Pediatric Oncology Families can enjoy a Spooky Themed Party with Catered Lunch, Halloween Themed Crafts, Fire Station Tours and Trick or Treating. Lots of fun for families battling childhood cancer. Stay tuned!

2020 Adopt-A-Family for the Holidays

November 1st 2020 ~ Megan's Wings Adopt-A-Family Campaign Begins. So many families need our help right now, we anticipate a big NEED in Nov/Dec. Join us to Make Holiday Wishes Come True, and help a neighboring family enjoy Chirstmas! We are accepting applications for Donors and Volunteers HERE!

Valentines Event at City of Hope

Feb 12 - we hosted a fun Valentine Party at COH open to all Pediatric Oncology Families who enjoyed a catered lunch, pink manicures, chair massages and homemade valentine crafts! Fun times were had by all!

Megan

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.

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Megan's Wings, Inc. 
1042 N. Mountain Avenue, Ste. B303
Upland, CA 91786 • Phone (909) 532-8135

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.

Simple Way To Help ~ Login to your Amazon account, choose Megan's Wings as your favorite charity and shop Smile.Amazon. Amazon gives back a percentage of every purchase. It's that EASY!

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