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The Summer's Way Foundation stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of Summer Michelle Hammond, a remarkable young woman whose indomitable strength, unwavering positivity, and unrelenting determination illuminated the darkest of times.

Diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma, Summer faced her battle with a radiant smile, inspiring all who crossed her path with her mantra: "Be Strong, Be Positive, Be Better."

In honor of Summer's memory and the values she embodied, our foundation is dedicated to advancing research in childhood cancer and Rhabdo, offering scholarships to resilient high school graduates, and providing vital connections and support to families confronting Rhabdomyosarcoma and childhood cancer.

Join us in celebrating Summer's legacy as we work tirelessly to make her vision of strength, positivity, and continuous improvement a reality for others facing these challenges.

Our mission

Summer’s Way Foundation exists to honor Summer’s legacy by advancing Rhabdomyosarcoma and other pediatric cancer research and treatments, and by connecting families with impactful, accessible resources.

Our Impact

Summer’s Way Foundation is committed to making a difference nationally, and locally, in Summer’s hometown of Denver, Colorado

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Healing Through the Arts

Summer’s Way Foundation established an innovative program at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in 2022. Led by a Registered Art Therapist, it provides personalized art therapy to pediatric cancer patients, promoting emotional resilience.

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Wigs for Teens and Kids

Beyond altering a child's appearance, hair loss can profoundly affect their self-esteem and social interactions during a challenging period. Summer’s Way collaborates with Hana Designs Wig Studio & Aveda Hair Design to offer Colorado patients free wigs and care essentials.

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Upcoming Events

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Summer’s Way Golden Gala: Illuminate a Path to a Cancer-Free Tomorrow

Please join the Summer's Way Foundation for their annual fundraising event. All funds raised from and during the event will go directly towards supporting our efforts to end childhood cancer […]

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Get in touch with Summer's Way Foundation to discover more about our work and how to donate. We thank you for your support.

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