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The mission of Chasin A Dream Foundation is to provide individualized, life changing, assistance to families with children battling cancer, cystic fibrosis and other life threatening illnesses. 

What began as a local grassroots movement to assist these children during the holidays has grown into an established non profit organization. Founder, Lori Griffith, had worked in the healthcare industry for the past 18 years, giving her a first hand look at what these children and their families face on a day to day basis. She wanted to be able to make more of a direct impact by providing life changing assistance year round so she dedicated herself to building Chasin A Dream Foundation, based on her belief in community and locals helping locals.




We rely on local businesses for support, and in-turn we support them. Our focus is to remain local. We do not fund research, but instead we invest in assisting families through the challenges of dealing with a child battling a life threatening illness.

With your donation we have the power to make a difference right here at home.





Just imagine in one day being ripped from a carefree childhood filled with fun, adventure and promise to a life of hospitals, doctors, needles, surgery, painful procedures and isolation. These children endure it all while somehow still possessing confidence, strength, bravery ad love. They are heroes – they are WARRIORS.

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Our Programs

Chasin A Dream Foundation employs strategic programs that provide comfort, support and assistance to families facing hardships due to their child’s illness, treatment, or untimely death. We rely on the help and support of our community to provide these programs, and that support ensures anyone in need may apply.

Critical Need Program


When a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, the cost of healthcare can quickly lead to choices that will leave a family scrambling for options. We’re here to help ease the struggle during this trying time with the Critical Needs Program. Click HERE to learn more about how you can help.


Hospital Backpack Program


The Hospital Backpack Program provides comfort at a very stressful time. It’s the little things that can mean the most and bring the most comfort during a very uncomfortable time. Our customized backpacks contains an iPad, and comfort items such as a warm fuzzy blanket, a pillow, teddy bear, socks, toiletries, and much more. Click HERE to learn more about this important program.


Forever Faith Program

Chasin A Dream Foundation provides burial assistance and grief counseling for those already enrolled in a CADF Program. To learn more about this important Program, click the button below.

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None of this would be possible if it weren’t for the incredible support we have received from the local business community. These organizations have rallied each and every time to help these children in their battles. We want to acknowledge them and encourage everyone to support them. This is what locals helping locals is all about.

thanks to all of you, we are making a difference.



Volunteer With Us

Volunteers form the backbone of Chasin A Dream Foundation, and are the heart and soul of what we do. Not only will you giving back to your community, but you’ll be making a difference in the life child and their family.

To learn more about how you can share your heart to help, click the button below.


 “Chasin A Dream Foundation has been such a blessing to me and my family through this difficult time in our child’s life. We are forever grateful for the love the support we’ve received from this community.” - The Smith Family

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