National Bravehearts Day | April 28
(Last Updated On: April 25, 2023)


Each year on April 28, we celebrate National BraveHearts Day to honor the bravery of families dealing with pediatric cancer. During this time, pay tribute and support the families and friends of those involved in the child’s life. 

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Navigating through cancer is hard and often scary. Families who have children with cancer need a good support system, but don’t know where to turn. However, there is hope for families struggling with pediatric cancer through a cell phone app called Spotlight Hope. This free app provides information on local resources, financial help, and transportation. In addition, Spotlight Hope provides a connection to other families who are also experiencing a similar situation. Most importantly, Spotlight Hope is designed to help navigate pediatric cancer by finding people who they can rely on for help.


There are many ways you can participate in celebrating today’s observance. You can:

  • Spread the word about Spotlight Hope;
  • Use #SpotlightHope and #NationalBraveHeartsDay to post on social media;
  • Suggest the Spotlight Hope App to a family you know is dealing with Pediatric Cancer;
  • Donate to this BraveHearts for Kids to allow them to continue their work.


Jeremy and Amy Jacobs founded BraveHearts For Kids in 2008 in honor of their daughter Ava. At 13 months old, Ava and her parents received a diagnosis a Medulloblastoma brain tumor. Luckily, Ava won her battle with cancer. The couple knew Ava’s life was a gift and had a burning desire to help other families in similar situations.

In 2015, the BraveHearts for Kids organization founded National BraveHearts for Kids Day. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on April 28th, annually.

Today, BraveHearts for Kids helps not only saves the lives of children, it provides information, hope, guidance, and resources to families dealing with a childhood cancer crisis. The organization offers their services at no cost. Additionally, 100% of individual contributions go to supporting the programs available to anyone. This includes emergency fundraising, plus 1-on-1 mentoring. Families are matched a mentor who is experiencing a similar diagnosis and crisis with a child of their own.

Bravehearts for Kids is now the nation’s leading Pediatric Cancer Organization connecting families with resources to help them through the nightmare of pediatric cancer. By providing hope, inspiration, guidance, and a connection to resources, they help save children’s lives and support families dealing with Pediatric Cancer.

If pediatric cancer is impacting your life in some way, download Spotlight Hope in the Google Play or Apple Store. Start connecting with wonderful community to help make your journey more bearable.

BraveHearts FAQ

Q. How many children receive a diagnosis with pediatric cancer each year?
A. In the U.S., more than 17,000 children each year receive a diagnosis with a form of pediatric cancer.

Q. What is the most common type of pediatric cancer?
A. There are many types of childhood cancers, but the most common is leukemia.


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