The Forrest Spence Fund was founded in 2007 in memory of Robert Forrest Spence, who spent his entire 55 days of life fighting a critical illness at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. The Forrest Spence Fund assists with the non-medical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families throughout the Mid-South. Since 2011, the Forrest Spence Fund has helped 72,833 families impacted by childhood illness.
The Forrest Spence Fund focuses on 4 main areas: Meeting individual patient and family needs, working with institutions to better recognize and meet non-medical needs, connecting families with counseling and support groups and covering the cost of counseling for bereaved families and providing financial grants to families demonstrating need.
The Forrest Spence Fund is based in Memphis and supports all area hospitals as well as hospitals in Nashville and Chattanooga.
The Forrest Spence Fund meets the unexpected physical and financial needs families face during their child’s illness and/or hospitalization, such as the FSF Monthly Chick-fil-A Family Breakfast at Le Bonheur.
The Forrest Spence Fund runs solely on donations and 5 large fundraising events hosted throughout the year. Donations are vital to our mission.
To learn more about the Forrest Spence Fund and give back to this worthy cause, visit www.forrestspencefund.org.