test

Welcome to riahsrainbow.org…

Mission Statement

The ultimate mission of Riah’s Rainbow is to bring smiles to the faces of children. Many of whom have had to endure a day, a week or even months in the hospital.

Our mission is to be able to give pediatric patients at local hospitals crafts and art supplies. These supplies include new coloring books, crayons, markers, colored pencils, craft items, etc. Each time they visit they will receive a new coloring book & box of crayons to take home with them.

We will also offer alternatives such as puzzles, project bags, or paints. Often “Community” craft items often offered to cancer patients. Due to these patients comprised immune systems, the threat is always there that the child may develop an illness. Riah’s Rainbow’s mission is to remove that fear for parents.

Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same

Facebook Twitter Google LinkedIn Pinterest Email

Kid’s Break – Board Breaking Event for Riah’s Rainbow

Whitney’s Karate America will be celebrating 20 years in business by holding a Board Breaking Benefit on Friday, Sept 19th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Students are requesting donations from their family, friends and neighbors to raise funds for the kiddos in the hospitals.  A student can break one board for every $10 raised.

Use the link below to donate to a great cause!

Whitney’s Karate America

2270 Salscheider Ct

Green Bay, WI  54313

Kids Break Riah’s Rainbow 2014

Miles For Smiles 2014

Miles for Smiles is named after Mariah Jean Klein, a 4-year-old who lost her courageous 16-month battle with a rare cancerous brain tumor on August 31st, 2008. With this event, Riah’s Rainbow hopes to raise enough funds to be able to brighten children’s faces with smiles and better their quality of life while enduring treatments in hospitals, raise awareness for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, and most importantly, provide funds for research to find a cure for this terminal cancer.

We encourage you to register prior to April 21st, 2014 to ensure you will receive an event t-shirt. However, we will also accept registrants from 7:45-9:00 am on event day. Extra t-shirts will be ordered, but supplies may be limited.

After the run/walk there will be food, beverages, family entertainment, bucket raffles and awareness items available for purchase. The days’ events will conclude around 3:00 pm.

All fees must be accompanied with the donation of an art supply.

Prior to April 21st, Discounted Fees are $20 for adults ages 11 and up, $15 for children 10 and under, or $50 for a family. The fee for participants who register after April 22nd will be $25 for adults / $20 for children under 12 / $55 for families.

St. Baldrick’s

What if someone told you that one of the tools to fight childhood cancer is a pair of clippers? Sound ridiculous? Well it’s true! Here at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation we are working on curing childhood cancer one swipe at a time.

Childhood cancer research is severely underfunded each year; St. Baldrick’s is looking to change that by raising funds through head-shaving events worldwide. Volunteers shave their heads at these events to stand in solidarity with children who typically lose their hair during treatment.

St. Baldrick’s events have raised approximately $149 million, providing research grants to doctors and scientists at more than 200 institutions to pursue the most promising new cures for childhood cancer, in addition to making clinical trials available to more children than ever. Since 2000, St. Baldrick’s has hosted more than 5,500 head-shaving events, shaving more than 244,000 heads in 30 countries and 50 U.S. states.

Think about this staggering fact: Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. I hope that you will be able to join us in our efforts to make a difference.

You are officially invited to one of Wisconsin’s premier St. Baldrick’s Foundation events, at Green Bay Preble High School, March 22, 2014, starting at 12:00pm. This event is in its eighth year, and looking to continue a very successful run, having raised an average of $50,000.00 in funds for research each of the last (5) years. Although you may not be able to shave your head, you can help shave the heads of others, or share your story. There are many other ways to participate and we implore you to visit our event website at http://www.stbaldricks.org/events/preble2014 for more details. We hope that you will be able to experience the ways the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, with your support, is making a difference and join us as we Shave the Way to Conquer Kids’ Cancer!

Tammy Gloyd

Daughter Katie is treated at Children’s Hospital of WI in Milwaukee

“My daughter is a patient at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin right now, this if the first time I have been away from her in 3 days, and one of the first things I did was look up Riah's Rainbow online. I was so touched by the brand new crayons in the play room with the sticker with the cute little girl, and the art kit (that my daughter LOVES!!) from Riah's Rainbow that my daughter received for being a brave girl, that I just had to go online and check out who this little girl named Mariah was. It is so obvious that you all just adored her so much (and still do!) and took such good care of her.”

“Thank you so much for what you are doing for children, you truly are allowing your daughter's spirit and beauty to live on forever. My daughter really, really enjoyed the donated art supplies from Riah's Rainbow. We are going to donate to Riah's Rainbow so that we can help put smiles on a child's face.”

Rachel Hietpas

Child Life Assistant on behalf of the patients and families at Children's Hospital of Milwaukee

Dear Klein Family and Riah's Rainbow: On behalf of the patients, families, and staff here at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, I would like to say thank you for the many donations that you send to us for the kids here. It's great being able to give the kids their own set of crayons or markers, and other activities when they come. Everything you send really helps to brighten the day for our patients as well as their families. What a great way to remember Mariah! Thank you again for your generosity! Sincerely,

Dated June 12, 2009

Jen DeSombre

Son Casey was treated at St. Vincent Hospital-Green Bay, WI

“Mariah's caringbridge was one of the first ones that I followed when my son was diagnosed with leukemia this past June. I am sad to say that it was also the first caringbridge loss that I experienced as well. I still follow your updates and am impressed by your strength. I am sure that your beautiful little girl is twirling up in heaven and looking down on you...so very proud of what you are doing in her name.”

“My son was admitted to the hospital on Sunday morning and he later received some of the crayons and paper from Riah's Rainbow. He too loves to color. I wanted to capture the moment and share it with you. I hope you enjoy the pictures. Stay strong and our prayers are with you always.”

Kristen Riccardelli

Child Life Specialist of Brooklyn Hospital Center

"I am the director of the Child Life Program at The Brooklyn Hospital Center in NY. We have been receiving donations from Riah's Rainbow for about a year now. On behalf of the children, families and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology staff I would like to thank you for all the wonderful work you do. The art supplies and gifts you send are a huge support to our families. We eagerly await our next package from your family. Thank you again. I wish you a happy and healthy 2010."

Meagan Wing

Certified Child Life Specialist American Family Children's Hospital

“It is so helpful to be able to rely on Riah’s Rainbows to provide new and useful donations! I work in a bone marrow transplant unit and it is so wonderful to always have new markets, pencils, and crayons to stock those rooms with. It saves our department valuable time and money”