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Our Partners

Thanks to the passionate support and commitment of our partners, we are able to fund research for Krabbe disease and other Leukodystrophies, support families affected by these devastating diseases, and advocate for Expanded & Universal Newborn Screening for Every Child. Every Time. Everywhere.

If your company or oragnization is interested in partnering with us, please contact to learn more about how you can join our team.

Quarterback Club

Quarterback Club members are an extraordinary team of partners that have contributed a miniumum of $250,000 in support of our mission. Such contributions impact the Foundation in ways we had only dreamed when Hunter's Hope first began. We are extremely greatful for such generous support.

Kelly for Kids Logo   Kelly for Kids
Thanks to the generosity of the Kelly for Kids Foundation, we are blessed to receive an annual award in support of research, advocacy and family support for those affected by Krabbe and other Leukodystrophies. Learn more about our mission that grants such as this help advance.
Wendy's Logo   Wendy's
In conjuction with Hunter's Day of Hope & Prayer for Children, each February, Western New York Wendy's locations participate in Frosty's & Fries for Hope - a campaign introduced by the local franchisee, Great Lakes Restaurant Management, LLC. By offering customers Valentine's Day discount sheets, not only are funds raised for Hunter's Hope, but also awareness of our mission throughout the community. Learn more about Hunter's Day of Hope & Prayer for Children.


Quarterback Recruits
Quarterback Recruits are a special group of partners well on their way to joining the Quarterback Club, they have contributed a miniumum of $100,000 in support of our mission.

Connors & Ferris Logo White Background   Connors & Ferris, LLP
A Western New York lawfirm specializing in workers compensation, Connors & Ferris, LLP has partnered with various events and campaigns the past several years. From galas to gameday, Connors & Ferris continues to team up with us so children have a fair start at a healthy life.  Learn more about how they make every point count through Jim Kelly's Every Score. 
Judson's Legacy Logo_Updated 2014   Judson's Legacy
Judson Levasheff (12/24/04-11/07/07) passed away from late-onset Krabbe disease. Judson’s Legacy, established in his honor as a ministry of faith and hope in suffering, is also committed to funding research and raising awareness about Krabbe disease.  Judson’s Legacy funded a myelin repair lab in memory of Judson at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute.
NFL Foundation Logo   NFL Foundation
Because NFL Foundation understands the importance of Expanded & Universal Newborn Screening on a national level, they proudly support education, awareness and advocacy programs through their Annual Players Foundation Grant.Learn more about Taking Action for Expanded & Unviersal Newborn Screening.
Polisseni Foundation Logo   Polisseni Foundation
Through their Foundation, the Polisseni family are strong supporters of our mission for over ten years. In addition to funding research and advocacy initiatives, their generosity has helped to sustain our family support programs -- fulfilling wish gifts, exchanging equipment and supplies, providing family care, housing families at the Hunter's Homes and more. Learn more about all of our Family Programs.
Ralph C. Wilson Logo 2016   Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation granted Hunter's Hope an endowment to provide annual funding for the newly named, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Wish Gift.  This program provides qualifying families financial assistance with a medically necessary need to improve the overall health and quality of life for their child affected by a Leukodystrophy.

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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to
give you hope and a future." 
Jeremiah 29:11 


About Us

Kelly Family Story
Hunter's Hope Team

HJKRI Clinical Center
HJKRI Basic Science Center
Extramaural Research
Medical & Science Symposium
Research Publications
Historical Research


Krabbe and Leukodystrophies

About Krabbe
About Leukodystrophies

Newborn Screening
What is NBS?
Krabbe NBS
State and Federal Info
Take Action
Families Taking Action
Supplemental NBS
Why NBS?


Family Care

Wall of Fame
Affected Family Registration
Hope for Life
Family & Medical Symposium
Hunter's Homes
Equipment & Supply Exchange
Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Wish Gift


Get Involved

The Kelly Tough
Every Score
Dine Out for Hope
Special Events & Campaigns
Hunter's Day of Hope & Prayer for Children
Strategic Partners




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