Lonny’s Smile creates opportunities for children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to forget about their illness for a week and experience the magic of summer camp, at zero cost to their families. Over their week at camp, they push their boundaries, build confidence, make friends who share similar experiences, and gain new perspectives by just being kids. Lonny’s Smile also empowers youth to make a difference by giving them the resources they need to lead local fundraisers to help other kids with CHD in their own community. Launched in 2010 by Lonny’s sister Tamara Doerksen, the Foundation has sent 120 kids with CHD to camp, providing them with an experience that will last a lifetime, and equipping them with the confidence to make a positive difference in their communities!
Our Impact: A significant portion of funds raised by Lonny's Smile are paid directly to SickKids Foundation Camp Oki. These funds are not reflected in the revenue numbers included on this site.