Megan Smiles Foundation expands mission

Published 1:59 am Saturday, April 15, 2017

Annual sMiles for Megan 5K is slated for May 6

Continuing Megan Kelley’s vision to help others, the Megan Kelley Smiles Foundation has expanded its coverage area and has partnered with Meredith’s Miracles.

The foundation was created two years ago.

Megan Kelley

Donna Kelley said that while her daughter, Megan, received an outpouring of love and support from the community while battling cancer, she noticed that adult patients didn’t always receive the same attention as children and teens.

“In the foundation, we have decided to serve locals ages 18 to 26, who live within 90 miles of Andalusia,” Kelley said. “We have increased our distance.”

Additionally, Kelley said that the assistance from the Megan Smiles Foundation is not only for those who are battling cancer.

“We are going to pick-up where Meredith’s Miracles stops,” she said.

Meredith’s Miracles provides assistance for children birth through 18, who need to go outside of Andalusia for specialty care.

Meredith’s Miracles director Emily Yehling is handing the bookkeeping and distributing assistance for the organization.

To continue the foundation’s work, the organization is hosting is annual sMiles for Megan 5K and fun run on May 6.

“Smiles for Megan is held in honor of Megan, who battled cancer for almost two years,” Kelley said. “During that time, her smile and positive attitude helped bring the message of Christ to others.”

The deadline to register for the run and receive a T-shirt is April 21 and the cost is $25. Late registration will cost $30.

The fun run entry fee is $15.

`To pre-register, visit or forms are available at JM Jackson, First South Farm Credit and Harold’s Furniture.

This year, the foundation also is selling yard signs that can be printed in honor or memory of cancer patients. The signs are $25. For signage information, contact Kelley at