The Pinky Swear Story

In December of 2002, nine-year-old Mitch Chepokas, terminally ill with bone cancer, withdrew the entire $6,000 from his savings account and put it in envelopes for kids on the pediatric oncology floor at the hospital.

After giving all of his money away, Mitch’s dad made a pinky swear promise with him to always help children with cancer and their families after he was gone.

Mitch passed away on April 11, 2003, and shortly afterwards, Pinky Swear Foundation was established by his parents to honor the promise he made.

Thank You!

The 2018 Kids Triathlon was a huge success! Here are some of the highlights from the event and the event numbers!

Number of Participants – 281
Number of Volunteers – 138
Peer to Peer Donation Total - $19,432.06
GRAND TOTAL - $62,992.06

Thank you to all that were involved!
We couldn't have done it without you!


While our event is over for the year, please continue to spread the word and fundraise for kids with cancer.

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Volunteer to help kids with cancer

Pinky Swear Foundation relies on the time and talents of volunteers to help us provide a great experience for our participants and ensure a successful event. Become one of the 1,000+ volunteers who have come together to help Pinky Swear Foundation support kids with cancer and their families. Register to volunteer today!

The 4th Annual Pinky Swear Kids Triathlon is a non-timed and non-competitive race for kids ages 6-18 of all abilities on June 2, 2018, at Ingersoll Rand in Davidson, North Carolina. 

Mission: Helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.

Families plan for college — not for cancer. Pinky Swear provides families facing cancer with financial and emotional support, including grants for stable housing, reliable transportation, utilities, food and weekend getaways. So they can focus on what’s most important: their child battling cancer.

Even if you’re not participating in the event, you can still fundraise and help support the Pinky Swear mission! Use the link below to set up a fundraising page in honor of an event in your life or just because you want to help. Thank you for your support!