Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Mission Statement

To raise awareness of Pediatric Cancer as a devastating disease preventing our youth from leading full and productive lives; to assist in funding research to fight this disease, to provide a financial bridge between Lions and those organizations who serve the needs of pediatric patients and their families; and to help families affected by pediatric cancer by meeting immediate qualifying needs.

The Santa Fund

The Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation set aside a special fund in 2021 for a very special group and aptly naming it The Santa Fund. The Lions Clubs motto is "We Serve" which is why the OLPCF is so important to us. In likeness to Lions, Santas want to make lives better for you in areas they serve. The Santa Fund will help meet needs of youth around the state oh Ohio, providing research monies annually as well as individual assistance to families fighting this horrible disease.

OLPCF Grants $25,000 to Cincinnati Children's Hospital

In its second year as a foundation, the Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation presented Cincinnati Children’s Hospital a $25,000 grant to support current research on AML (acute myelogenous leukemia). AML is the second most frequent leukemia. Leukemia is the major cause of childhood cancer representing about 28% of the cases. Using current protocols for treatment, about half of the children with AML are cured. Read more...

Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation donates $25,000 to UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, Executive Director PDG Dave Stockum and Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation (OLPCF) Board Member DG Josie Prokop met with Patti DePompei, RN, MSN, President, UH Rainbow and MacDonald Women’s Hospital John Letterio, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology; and Amy Einhorn, Director of Development, on the campus of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, to make a donation of $25,000 to the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute. Read more...

How can I donate?

All donations should be written to "Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation" - do not use any abbreviation please. If the donation is from an individual Lion or Lions club, be sure to include the name of the club on the memo line.

All donations should be sent to Treasurer John Davis, 993 Thornapple Lane, Findlay OH 45840

The Lions of Ohio and the children we help thank you for your support!

OLPCF Journey of Hope Award

Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation is introducing it's major donor award, the Journey of Hope Award.

Congratulations and a huge thank-you to MaryAnn Stockum. MaryAnn is the first recipient of our Journey of Hope Award for her generous donation to the foundation earlier this year.

For more information about this award, please visit the Journey of Hope link under the Home menu drop-down.

Pictured MaryAnn Stockum with the first Journey of Hope Award

OLPCF & STEPS Walk Photo Reel

The STEPS Walk/5Ks are a great time for fun and fellowship around the state.

Thumb through for a photo slideshow of images from past years' events.


Each year, the seven Lions districts around Ohio host a Walk/5K to raise funds to fund research at Ohio hospitals and to assist families affected by childhood cancer.

CLICK HERE for times, dates and locations for these STEPS events.

At Work Around Ohio

OLPCF Representatives are hard at work in their districts to be active and proactive in the fight against childhood cancer.

CLICK HERE for some of their stories.

Constitution approved on Jan 18 2020.pdf


Link for the Foundation's Constitution


CLICK HERE for the current list of Board members and the election rotation.

Ohio Lions Pediatric Cancer Foundation -- 4074 Hoover Road, Grove City OH 43123 -- Phone: (614) 539-5060 -- Fax: (614) 808-3170 -- admin@olpcf.org