Bags of Fun – Our Story

What began as a mother’s wish to offer a playful respite for her daughter fighting brain cancer has now become a movement to reclaim the innocence and playfulness of childhood for those that are threatened by the realities of their medical conditions. Bags of Fun are an essential tool that brings the power of play into the hospitals. For the child it brings instant excitement and a distraction from their pain, illness and anxiety. For parents, it is gratitude at a time when being thankful and hopeful is not often possible. Since inception of the program in 2004, Bags of Fun has fulfilled every request from the participating hospitals. It is our annual goal to be able to fund 100% of the requests and to not have to deny any requests.

Bags of Fun is independent of the hospitals and each Bag of Fun is funded by the Gabby Krause Foundation. Our organization is distinctive in that it focuses on unique play as a means of recovery for kids in the fight of their lives. This is a theme that we truly work and live by. All of our events focus on play…play for the family, play for kids that aren’t able to play, play for the adults. Through Gabby’s legacy of playing through her fight, we have created a program that every donor can connect to and at the same time, we connect to every donor.

2023 Opportunities to Support Bags of Fun

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2023 Starbucks Annual Tin Cup Golf Tournament

The Schedule: Registration begins at 7:30 am Best Ball Shotgun start at 9:00 am Lunch following at approximately 2:00 pm with the silent auction and raffle The Cost: $150 per player $500 per foursome (if booked together) Your Ticket Includes: Greens fee and cart Breakfast burrito Range balls Southwestern buffet Corn holes and prizes Gift...
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The Bags of Fun frog logo with a purple super hero cape and purple start belt. The frog is flying above the clouds and there is a yellow sung and green rays behind.

19th Annual Bring out the Bags

We are excited to host the 19th annual Bring Out the Bags by celebrating our Superheroes.
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