Hats on Day

Hats On Day Logo 

Hats On Day is more than a fundraiser: it is a symbol of the fight and the struggle of all kids who battle cancer and its devastating effects. It is an enlightening experience for students who do not understand why one of their classmates lost their hair or misses extended periods of school. It is a rallying cry for the community to show support for these brave kids fighting for their lives while living them every day.

Schools, businesses, and churches can participate by paying a dollar to wear a hat and receive a sticker. We provide everything you need: Hats On Day stickers, a guide with fun ideas and posters to put up around your school or business, and informational brochures. Just pick a date, collect the money that day, and have fun!

Hats On Day was founded in 1995 by four sixth-graders at Henry School in St. Louis. They began the fundraiser when their friend and classmate, Kevin Beffa, was diagnosed with a type of childhood cancer called Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Kevin had been a bright, happy child with a passion for soccer. When he got sick, he had to miss school and lost all his hair from the treatments. Also in need of a bone marrow transplant, Hats On Day was planned to support Kevin during his battle with cancer. However, just days before the event, Kevin passed away.

Friends has continued Hats On Day in Kevin's memory with the aim of creating awareness about children undergoing chemotherapy and related issues like hair loss, illness and missing school. From 1995 till the present, the fundraiser has grown from just a few participating schools to include most of the St. Louis Metro area, as well as businesses and places of worship all over Missouri and Illinois. When you participate in Hats On Day, you will create countless smiles on the faces of children with cancer as they tackle the many obstacles and difficulties that cancer places in front of them.

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Hats On Day




Dave Fanning, Image Label Corporation, for the kind donation of 53,000 Hats on Day Stickers!


THANK YOU to the following schools, individuals, churches, and companies:


Alicia R. Chacon Intermediate School

Ashton Elementary School

Babler Elementary School

Bangor Honor Society

Ballwin Elementary School

Belmont Elementary School

Blevens Elementary School

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Bowles Elementary School

Brennan Woods Elementary School

Brighton West Elementary School

Celia Cruz BX High School of Music

Church of Sacred Heart

Cohoes Middle School

Colonel John Wheeler Middle School

Colby High School

Colony High School

Cornerstone Pre-School

Discovery Ridge Elementary School

Edwardsville High School South

Edwardsville School District #7

Everything Grows Childcare

Eureka Elementary School

Fairway Elementary School

Federalsburg Elementary School

Francis Howell High School

Greggie Elementary School

Golden Hill Elementary School

Green Pines Elementary School

Harmony Elementary School

Hayti High School

Henry Elementary School

Highcroft Ridge Elementary School

John Weldon Elementary School


Kehrs Mill Elementary School

Kellison Mill Elementary School

Kinik Elementary School

Kingston K-14 School

Kyrene de la Moriposa

Lafayette High School

Lakeland Elementary School

Liberty and Lincoln Middle School

Linn High School

Living Word United Methodist

Lumberton Middle School

McKelvey Elementary School

Medora Intermediate School

Memorial Middle School

Midland Academy

Montgomery Independent School District

Montgomery Intermediate School

Morgan Elementary School

Moscow Mills Ninth Grade Center

North Babylon Union Free School District

Northeast School

North Union Community Schools

Neuwoehner High School

North Kirkwood Middle School

Northwest R-1 High School

Oak Grove Elementary School

Oats Adventist Christian Academy 

Parkway Central High School

Parkway West Middle School

Parma Heights Christian Academy

Pierremont Elementary School

Pond Elementary School

Progress South Elementary School

Rahn Elementary School

Reed Elementary School

Riverview Gardens Central Middle School

Ridge Meadows School

Robinson Elementary School

Rockwood South Middle School

Rockwood Valley Middle School

Rogers Elementary School

Roosevelt Elementary School

Sacred Heart Catholic School

Selvidge Elementary School

Shelton Intermediate School

Shipman Elementary School

Sorrento Springs Elementary School

South Middle School

South Elementary School

Southwestern High School

Southwestern Middle School

St. Aloysius Elementary School

St. Angela Merci School

St. Joseph's Academy

St. Mark's Presbyterian Church

St. Mary's High School

St. Pius X Church

Sunrise R-9 School

Tuckahoe Elementary School

Thompkins Middle School

Townview Elementary School

Union Middle School

Upper Moreland Intermediate School

Uthoff Valley Elementary School

Van Schaick Grade School

Washington Elementary School

Webster Groves High School

Westchester Elementary School

Westridge Elementary School

Wild Horse Elementary School

Williams Middle School

Woerther Elementary School

Wren Hollow Elementary School

Wyland Elementary School

Youngstown Community School