Griffin’s Friends is a group of volunteers dedicated to providing support to children with cancer.  Founded in 1994 in Springfield, Massachusetts, Griffin’s Friends is named for Griffin D. Kelleher, who passed away at 14 months of age after a courageous battle with cancer.  His legacy is this special group which supports, in a unique way, children in treatment for cancer and their families.

Griffin’s Friends established the “Griffin’s Friends Children’s Cancer Fund” at Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., which is funded by donations from fund-raising activities organized by Griffin’s Friends volunteers.  

Griffin’s Friends raises funds in the name of, and on behalf of, the Griffin’s Friends Children’s Cancer Fund at Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., which is a tax-exempt, nonprofit entity that supports the nonprofit entities in the Baystate Health system, including, but not limited to, Baystate Medical Center, Inc.  Charitable contributions to the Griffin’s Friends Children’s Cancer Fund at Baystate Health Foundation, Inc., are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

The goal of Griffin's Friends is simple and appealing:

To bring moments of joy to courageous kids.

This message conveys our aspiration for all of our efforts, whether event planning, fundraising, or Marathon running. We strive to ease the hardships of children in treatment for cancer and the families who love and support them.