Free Care Fund

When you get devastating news about your child’s health, the last thing you should have to worry about is how you’re going to pay or if your insurance will cover the cost of treatments. Your main focus should be on your child, being strong for them, and getting answers on next steps.

The Free Care Fund helps make this possible. Every dollar you give goes to a family in need.

How You Can Help

Remembering Albert Lexie: A Free Care Fund Hero

You may wonder if one fundraiser, one volunteer, or even one dollar can really make a difference to the thousands of families who pass through the doors of UPMC Children’s.

The answer is yes. Without a doubt.

The legacy of Albert Lexie is proof that every act of kindness, no matter how small, has the power to change a life. For 30 years, Albert Lexie served as a volunteer at our hospital, shining shoes for $3 a pair. He donated every cent of the tips he received to the Free Care Fund, contributing over $200,000 in his lifetime.

Albert will be a lifelong inspiration to all of those who give generously to kids and families.

You, too, can become a Free Care Fund hero by making a gift to the Free Care Fund today.

Top Corporate Free Care Fund Partners

KDKA-TV Pittsburgh, our local CBS affiliate, and KDKA NewsRadio have been proud partners of UPMC Children’s Hospital Foundation and leaders in our 71-year tradition of the annual KDKA Free Care Fund Telethon. Thanks to their partnership we can highlight the need of providing lifesaving care for all and celebrate giving to the Free Care Fund with a broadcast of our live Telethon.

For questions or more information on our Corporate Partnership Program, please contact:

Teresa Castillo Donoza

Development Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships