Pinky Swear Foundation

    Parents may plan for retirement or for a child’s college education, but they don’t plan for cancer.


    Helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.



    Parents may plan for retirement or for a child’s college education, but they don’t plan for cancer. When a child is battling cancer, the whole family is faced not only with a heavy emotional and psychological toll, but also a financial one. Even families with good insurance can find themselves on the brink of financial disaster. Parents are overwhelmed by the demands of this situation, and under enormous stress. Major upheavals to family routines, expenditures, work, and plans are occurring rapidly, especially if the child’s treatment has to take place far from home.

    Since 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation has supported families’ quality-of-life with direct financial aid for basic needs, and through experiences that create emotional support, including:

    • Home rescue: Rent and mortgage payments • Reliable transportation: Auto expenses, repairs, and gas cards • Groceries: Food on the table for kids and families

    • Payments for bills: Utilities, child care, and other basic needs • Memorable family experiences: All-Star Weekends and other events that provide quality time together.

    • Pinky Swear Pantry: Convenient, stocked food pantries in hospitals

    • Orange Envelope: A care package with gift cards and a Pinky Swear guide for families with a new diagnosis

    You can help, too. We have ongoing volunteer opportunities in our Pinky Swear Pantry, delivering toys for All-Star Weekend getaways, and at our annual gala, Perk’s Pinky Swear Mess Fest, Pinky Swear Shoot, and other fun events. Or simply make a tax-deductible gift to help today.



    Top Executives

    Executive Director: Erica N. Campbell 
    Program Director: Karen Svendsen
    Philanthropy Director: Colleen Norton
    Operations Director: Derlee Moua
    Marketing Director: Jenny Peters
    Finance Director: Vicki Radosevich

    Executive Committee

    Chairman of the Board: Bruce O’Brien
    Vice Chairman of the Board: Jeff Wenngatz
    Board Secretary: Mike Jilek
    Treasurer: Lowell Jobe
    Marketing Chair: Christine Finn
    Program Chair: Brian Mark
    Finance Chair: John McCormick
    Development Chair: Mike Moroz



    • Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon Saturday, August 5 Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis
    • Hy-Vee Pinky Swear 5K & Fun Run Saturday, August 19 Lake Ann Park, Chanhassen

    Visit to register or volunteer




    7835 Telegraph Road Bloomington, MN 55438