Smiles Against Cancer is what?
A non-profit organization dedicated to spreading joy and happiness to children battling cancer. Our supporters and volunteers organize fundraisers, events, and toy-drives throughout the year to raise funds, collect toys, and letters of encouragement for children with cancer. Our annual initiative is a donation of toys to some of the largest children's hospitals in the US, including Comer Children's Hospital and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago each year on April 30th.
Smiles Against Cancer was founded by our president Alexander Jimenez. His passion for business, entrepreneurship, boxing, trading in the stock market, and becoming the GOAT GTPP is matched only by his unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of those in need. He first started by selling toys to his friends at the age of 9, he wanted to start an actual business. After a spring school day Alex and his dad, Mike Jimenez brainstormed ideas of an "actual business" until they came up with the idea of donating toys to his local children's hospital.
Alex spent the rest of his summer break washing cars, selling chocolate, running raffles, and selling toys to raise enough money to buy a humble amount of 50 toys. His first toy drive to Comer Children's Hospital in 2018 at the age of 11. Alex has spent the past 7 years helping to bring hundreds of smiles to kids with cancer, their supporters, family members, and countless other children and teens across the country. Through his tireless efforts, Alex has become a beacon of hope and inspiration, reminding us all of the power of kindness and the impact that even the smallest acts can have on those around us.
Through our various efforts, Smiles Against Cancer is able to help children with cancer feel loved and supported during their difficult journey. We believe that even small acts of kindness and generosity can go a long way in bringing smiles to the faces of kids with cancer.
From our founder: Alexander Jimenez TG
"Our purpose is to ignite hope and joy in the hearts of our future leaders, CEOs, philanthropists, and industrialists; inspiring them all to become catalysts of positive change and shape a better future for all."
Our efforts may seem small compared to the masses, but will one day impact the future leaders of the world!