Sunshine Kids Foundation

The Sunshine Kids Foundation

The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, they are committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.


The Sunshine Kids Foundation was founded by Rhoda Tomasco in 1982 while she was serving as a volunteer in the pediatric cancer unit of a hospital in Houston, Texas. After seeing the loneliness and depression among children during their extended hospital treatments, Rhoda had a vision to provide these young cancer patients with opportunities to participate in positive group activities which promoted self-esteem , personal accomplishment and just plain old fashioned fun! Today, that vision has been realized many times over, as thousands of children from hospitals across the country have reaped the benefits of The Sunshine Kids Foundation’s many programs and national and regional events. Funded by personal contributions, corporations and foundations, the Sunshine Kids continues, as it has since its inception, to provide all of its activities completely free of charge to the children’s families and hospitals.


The Sunshine Kids Foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may once again do what kids are supposed to do . . . have fun and celebrate life!


We look forward to the day when The Sunshine Kids Foundation will no longer need to exist. Until that time, the entire Sunshine Kids family is dedicated to providing the most exciting activities, trips and events for as many young cancer patients as possible.

Marchi Gras

Marchi Gras has provided over $90,000 towards this cause and will continue to improve each year to give the most possible to this worthy cause! Check out some pictures of the great times we hope to help fund for years to come!

Visit their website for more information or contact:

National Office
The Sunshine Kids Foundation
2814 Virginia
Houston, Texas 77098
(713) 524-1264 – Office
(800) 594-5756 – Toll Free
(713) 524-7165 – Fax

Western Region
The Sunshine Kids Foundation
662 N. Van Ness Ave. #203
Los Angeles, CA. 90004
(323) 769-2520 – Office
(323) 769-2521 – Fax

Eastern Region
The Sunshine Kids Foundation
2 Hartford Square West
146 Wyllys St.
Suite # 2-210
Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 904-5493 – Office
(860) 904-5268 – Fax

Canadian Office
Canadian Sunshine Kids Foundation
36 Brookshire Ct.
Suite 200
Bedford, NS B4A 4E9
(877) 576-3452 Office