Kids
Make a difference in the lives of children fighting pediatric cancer in Western New York
PUNT Fund
PUNT Fund
PUNT Fund
Kids Make a difference in the lives of children fighting pediatric cancer in Western New York PUNT Fund PUNT Fund PUNT Fund

What We Do...

Cancer changes everything. And the ripple effect of that diagnosis for a child is incomprehensible and catastrophic. You can't give that child the one assurance they need...that it will all be OK.

One parent often stops working and an income is instantly gone or wanes. Bills pile up quickly with nearly half of families facing pediatric cancer filing for medical bankruptcy. Siblings struggle with finding thier place in this unthinkable new reality. Life suddenly centers around painful treatments, infections, scans, counts, hospital stays. There is a tidal wave of hardship-- physically, financially and emotionally. That's where we come in...

Day in and day out, P.U.N.T. helps pay for rent, auto payments, mortgages, funerals, and utility bills. We distribute tens of thousands of dollars in gas and grocery cards, and hospital and cafeteria vouchers. We have given kids in active treatment and their families the exhilarating experience of attending a Buffalo Bills home game in the safety of our private suite. We host our annual Remembrance Weekend  to offer bereaved families hope and healing in the wake of their loss to pediatric cancer. We coordinated the adoption of 63 local families in treatment for the 2018 holidays, fulfilling wish lists for every single family member.

We work directly with psychosocial staff at Oishei Children's Hospital, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Essential Care/Hospice Buffalo to ensure the dollars we raise get channeled where they are most needed, and they rely on P.U.N.T.'s programs to provide critical help for the families we all serve.

We help families know they don't walk this journey alone. Will you join us in that quest?

The P.U.N.T. Fund  (formerly P.U.N.T. Foundation) was founded as a public charity in 2004 by former NFL Punter Brian Moorman who played for the Buffalo Bills from 2001-2013 and his wife Amber. The nonprofit formally joined forces with The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation/Kaleida Heath in April 2018 to establish the P.U.N.T. Fund, which is guided by an Advisory Board representing a vast array of community partners. 

The mission to provide comprehensive and practical support to families in Western New York that are facing pediatric cancer is stronger than ever before. Community support makes this all possible

 
 

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Just had to let you know, we had a nice night. Our daughter's counts were good so we went to Red Robin's with one of the gift card you so generously gave us for Christmas. It was so nice because we don't remember the last time all four of us were in the car together without going to the hospital. It was so nice and normal it makes me want to cry. Thank you so much. "
- Kristin - East Aurora

Our Partners

New Era Cap
WNED
NFADA Charitable Foundation
Wegmans
Nixon Peabody LLP
Empire Merchants North
Ellicottville Brewing Company
Sgroi Financial
Ingram Micro