Nate’s Wish was created to provide encouragement to children newly diagnosed with cancer through the gift of Nate’s Wish Back Packs. The gifts included have been selected to give comfort, words of encouragement, and needed distraction from battling cancer. Nate’s Wish is dedicated to offering a pack to all of the children diagnosed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN and Norton Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY. In addition, we strive to fulfill individual cancer patients as available. Nate’s Wish non-profit relies solely on our community for financial support. Our funding comes from:

  • Individual, business, and organization donations
  • Grants aimed at improving the lives of those suffering with illness
  • Fundraisers including basketball tournaments, sponsored runs, & silent auctions.

A gift of $300 will supply one precious child with a fully stocked Nate’s Wish Pack. We thank you for considering making a contribution!

June 2017 - Nate's Wish Expands to Norton Children's in Louisville, KY

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Nate's Story Grows

  • 2011 Began Fundraising: Penny War at LOE, First Annual Basketball Tournament
  • 2012 First delivery of backpacks to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s at Vanderbilt
  • 2013-2016 Packed 100 backpacks each year
  • 2017 Packed 200 backpacks
  • June 2017 Nate’s Wish expands to Norton Children’s
  • As of January 2019 – Over 800 Nate’s Wish backpacks provided to kids with cancer
  • 2017 Outcome of Nate’s Wish Basketball Tournament & Auction: $21,229
  • 2018 Nate’s Wish Basketball Tournament & Auction Proceeds $25,055
  • 2019 Lone Oak Intermediate School Penny War – February 25th – March 1st
  • 2019 Back Pack Packing – Planning for 205 to be packed in March 2019


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