Carousel cares for kids in pediatric hospice and more

Carousel cares for kids needing pediatric hospice and palliative care across the greater Kansas City area.

Kansas City Hospice provides compassionate care for 70-100 children in our Carousel Pediatric Care program in any one year. While we all wish that every child will have the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong, there are still many childhood diseases for which treatment will not end in a cure.

Each and every day (and night) our dedicated pediatric team attends to the needs of children and their families. They offer professional healthcare including symptom management as well as spiritual, emotional, and psychological support for each kiddo and for their entire family.

We are proud to be recognized by area health care providers as the leading provider of pediatric hospice care in our community.

But, we can’t do it without help. That’s why we have a fundraising event just for Carousel. February is Mustache Month!

Mustache Month is a peer-to-peer campaign similar to crowdfunding. Basically, people sign up to participate, then share on social media and get their friends and family to join in.

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There are lots of ways to help, including a simple share on social media! Feeling genial? Come join us at three fun events! Or, jump in the deep end with us and get hairy!

We’re awesome people caring for awesome kids. 

Do your awesome thing with us!


Choose your adventure!

‘Stache Maker

Sign up to get hairy! Set up your profile today as a Mustache Maker. You must start the month of February clean-shaven! Shave off all previous attempts to grow a grass grin and post a photo. Start talking about your new face friend to people you know or don’t know. Show off that stellar ‘stache to the world. Share your awesome profile and they will give you everything they have. Yes, my friend, it’s that easy.

‘Stache Faker

Are you follically-challenged? Can’t sport a mustache right now but still want to help kiddos in our community? We understand. We’re cool like that. We know you’ll come up with something to get your followers excited. Some ideas people have suggested include a mustache-themed bake sale, wearing a mustache while biking 10 miles, or creating mustache-themed crafts to offer to friends. Use your imagination! Set up your profile in the month of February as a Mustache Faker and go wild!

‘Stache Donator

Can’t participate right now but still want to ensure pediatric hospice care for kids in our community? Simply choose your favorite Maker or Faker and donate through their profile. BOOM. You’re suddenly a Mustache Donator. A groupie of the highest order. A bristle booster! How exciting is that?! Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and even better, it will go right to work supporting Carousel Pediatric Care at Kansas City Hospice.
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Five Rules for Mustache Month

1. Mustaches only – whether you’re makin’ or fakin’, we only want to see hairy lips!
2. Be safe – if you have to wear a mask, please do! Grow a mustache under a mask or put a mustache on your mask. Who knows what’s going on under the mask? We’ll never tell!
3. Talk about Mustache Month – whenever, however, wherever. What happens in Mustache Month doesn’t stay in Mustache Month. Talk to your friends, talk to strangers, drive down the street with a megaphone. We’re cool with however you want to go about it, but we want you to share about why Mustache Month is so important (hint: it’s all about the kiddos).
4. Check in at least once a week – post a photo of your progress on your MM Profile and share it with your ‘stache groupies!
5. Be your usual awesome self! We know we don’t need to tell you that, but we’re just so darn excited to have you on our team!


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Kansas City Hospice

Carousel Pediatric Care at Kansas City Hospice is the only hospice team in the Kansas City area dedicated to the unique needs of children and their families.

  • Besides medical care, families receive emotional and spiritual support.
  • Art, music and play therapy help both patients and siblings cope.
  • Last year Carousel cared for more than 100 children requiring palliative or hospice care.
  • More than 85 kids and family members attend one of two summer grief camps.

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