Smile-A-Mile’s mission is to provide hope, healing of the spirit and love for the whole family during the childhood cancer journey. Through year-round meaningful and educational programming,
Smile-A-Mile helps those in Alabama who are affected by childhood cancer thrive during treatment and the years beyond.
Smile-A-Mile serves children and their families from diagnosis, during treatment and through the years beyond. Smile-A-Mile’s home, Smile-A-Mile Place, is located in Birmingham but programs reach families from throughout the state.
There is no other organization in Alabama serving this population with fully comprehensive programming for the whole family.
A childhood cancer diagnosis impacts the whole family. Unfortunately, once a child completes treatment, the cancer journey does not end for the child or the family. There are often lifelong emotional and physical side effects of treatment.
Smile-A-Mile is dedicated to providing these survivors and their families with a sense of normalcy, improved mental well-being and tools to help them cope with the disease no matter where they are in their journey. Our year-round programs focus on bringing the family together while also meeting the unique needs of patients, survivors, parents and siblings.