ABOUT HAVE A NICE DAY FOUNDATION
The Have A Nice Day Foundation grants extraordinary experiences to young families with a parent fighting cancer. When mom or dad get cancer, the whole family fights cancer. We believe that each family deserves an opportunity to have a stress-free day of joy and memory making.
FAQ: HAVE A NICE DAY FOUNDATION
Who Is Eligible?
Nice*Days are granted to families with a parent currently fighting any type of cancer, at any stage, with any prognosis. We believe that ANY diagnosis of cancer is disruptive to family life, and especially challenging when you have little children depending on you. At this point applications are available for families with:
1. A parent currently undergoing treatment for cancer and
2. At least one dependent child under the age of 12 in the home
3. Are residing or undergoing treatment in the Minneapolis - St. Paul Metro Area
What if children are over the age of 12?
The family may have other children over the age of 12, but at least one dependent child must be under the age of 12 at the time of the grant. It is our hope to raise enough money to eventually be able to grant Nice*Days to parents with cancer and any minor dependent child.
Are there any requirements?
As part of the application process, and with the patient's consent, a diagnosis and current treatment of cancer will be independently verified by the patient's treating physician.
Where are Nice*Days granted?
To reduce complications and expenses, Nice*Days are typically granted within the metro area where the patient lives or is undergoing treatment. Nice*Days are currently being granted to U.S. Citizens residing within the Twin Cities metro area.
What is the impact of a Nice*Day?
Below are findings from a 2015 Research Study about Make-A-Wish:
"The findings indicated that the children who received the wish-fulfillment intervention had higher levels of hope regarding their future, increased positive emotions and health-related quality of life, and a better psychological profile manifested by lower levels of depression, anxiety, and psychological symptomatology. On the other hand, the control group showed lower levels of positive emotions over time, and no significant changes in their levels of hope, health-related quality of life, or psychological symptomatology."