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Welcome to the KEYS Program!

Since 1993, KEYS has been delivering music, hope and smiles to kids impacted by cancer and serious illnesses all at no cost to the families we serve thanks to our wonderful donors, grantors and volunteers. Click on the boxes below to see how your child can benefit from our programs or how you can get involved in creating BIG smiles! 

After's all about the smiles! 




 Smile Experience Events Coming Up Oct 5th and 14th!

The KEYS Program's annual Smile Experience family respite day events are coming up on Oct 5th and Oct 14th!  Our Smile Experience is a family fun day for our KEYS kids and their families with face painting, a photo booth, live music and each child gets to be a real race car driver for the day, taking laps on the track, celebrating in Victory Lane and even getting a trophy!

BIG thanks to our volunteers, donors and sponsors for making these smiles possible each year!  For information on how you can get involved, contact us at or 315-363-6446! 

 Bids for Kids 2018 Raises over $4,000 for KEYS!

On September 23, 2018, from Noon to 4 p.m. at Vernon Downs Casino and Hotel in Verona NY, CNY Parties and Events hosted “Bids for Kids” a basket/item raffle and live auction in an effort to raise revenue for the KEYS Program.  The event was a GREAT success and raised $4,115 for the KEYS Program's outreach programs for kids battling cancer!  Families enjoyed music from Justin Smithson of Showtime and Poor Tim, walking magic from JCharlz Magic, Face Painting by local artist Mary Fessia and appearances by both Spiderman and Elsa provided by Once Upon a Party.  Our live auctioneer was Brittney Lee from BUG Country 99.7/101.1 who kept the audience entertained and smiling!

BIG THANKS to Joe and Monica Hickel from CNY Parties and Events for hosting such a wonderful event to bring BIG smiles to our KEYS Kids! 


The KEYS Program

308 Sherrill Road, Suite 100

Sherrill, NY 13461

Phone: 315-363-6446 


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