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Our Mission

Deliver a Bag of Fun to every sick child whose health and happiness is both compromised and threatened.

Our Vision

We exist to bring joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life threatening disease or condition.

It was Gabby’s wish that every child at the hospital could have their very own Bag of Fun.

Our Founder

Gabby Krause

Gabby Krause was an amazing six-year old who died in September 2004 after a courageous 19-month battle with brain cancer.

Gabby loved purple, swimming, and coke-flavored slurpees. She sang, danced and laughed her way through chemotherapy. She found the silly in everything! It is in her memory that the Gabby Krause Foundation was started, and in her spirit that the Bags of Fun program began. Gabby had the original Bag of Fun filled with toys and fun activities when she was battling her brain cancer. Her bag helped keep her busy and happy during long hospital visits. To the delight of other patients, she always shared her games and toys.

It was Gabby’s wish that every child at the hospital could have their very own Bag of Fun.

The Gabby Krause Foundation was started because of Gabby’s special wish. The signature project, Bags of Fun, was created in the spirit of Gabby’s original bag of toys and fun activities that kept her happy and silly during hours of chemotherapy and treatment.

The Bags of Fun program is a journey that began in 2004 when Gabby’s mother needed to help her focus on the joy of being a little girl and playing with My Little Pony dolls instead of needle pokes. This journey has grown into a movement to harness the power of play to instigate happiness when the thought of sickness and dying is at the forefront of families’ hearts and heads.

Bags of Fun History…

May 2005 delivered our first Bag of Fun for Pediatric Cancer In Colorado
2007 Expanded to include Kidney Dialysis and Transplant
2019 Delivered 9,397 Bags Nationwide