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Help A Child Smile is inviting our families, supporters and community to join us for our Bowl-A-Thon on Saturday, April 29. We will be holding separate events in Brantford, Hamilton and St. Catharines.  Proceeds from our Bowl-A-Thon will go directly to our programs and supports for children and families affected by childhood cancer.

Help A Child Smile is a local volunteer-run charity supporting families with children treated for cancer at McMaster Children’s Hospital. For over three decades we have provided free family activities and events for our families to enjoy! It’s a chance for families to spend time together making new and fun memories. In addition to our regular events, we have expanded our programs to provide paid hospital parking for the duration of a child’s treatment, gas cards, welcome packs, fertility banking and more.

How to Participate or Make A Donation

1 Join a Team, Start a Team

To start a new Team, to Join a team or choose join as an individual*, just click the Start Fundraising button and choose the option that you wish. After you choose your preference, fill out the form. Note when you are starting a new team, the one registering the team will be the t\Team Leader.

NOTE: A Team can have no more members than 6. That is the Captain of the Team and 5 other participants. If you see that there is already a total of 6 team members either choose another Team, Join as an individual or start your own Team.

* If you choose to Join as an individual, you will be placed on an alley with a team to bowl.

2 Make a General Donation

To Make a GENERAL donation to the Bowl-a-Rama campaign in your city, just click the Donate Now button and follow the instructions.

If you want to support a specific Team Member, then please look below on how to donate to your choice.

NOTE: To use your donation receipt for income tax as a charitable donation, the donation needs to be at least $20. A receipt will be emailed to you immediately after you make your donation.