CAMPAIGN IN MEMORY OF CHILD WHO PASSED PROMISES TO SUPPORT CHILDREN FOREVER
EDINA, MINN – [JANUARY 23, 2023] – Cal Reinhardt (Super Cal) was a beloved son and adored brother. He delighted in nothing more than being with his family, cousins and dog. When Cal was three years old, he was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a pediatric brain tumor. After 15 months of treatment, Cal passed away, but his legacy was far from done.
Family friends of the Reinhardt’s, Lance and Reid Larson, were moved by Cal’s life and passing; they needed to do something, and they wanted it to be huge.
Rooted in Cal’s memory, the Larson Family led the vision for the Super Cal Endowment Campaign. In 2020, the campaign kicked off with a $3 million matching gift from the David and Janis Larson Foundation, and the ball started rolling immediately. Less than three years later, the campaign has exceeded $10 million.
Endowments are powerful tools for nonprofits to generate long-term, dependable funding. In 2018, the Harper Family Foundation seeded Pinky Swear Foundation’s endowment. The Harper Family Foundation has remained a committed partner and faithful investor in Pinky Swear Foundation’s Endowment Fund.
“While every grant we make eases the financial burden for families facing childhood cancer, the need is far greater than our current available funding,” says Executive Director Erica Campbell. “We envision a future where we can say ‘yes’ to more families so they can focus on what matters most – the health of their child. The Super Cal Endowment is vital to that vision.”
And the Super Cal Endowment is a gentle reminder that even the youngest of us can make a massive impact. Cal is remembered by his joy and heart, and now that positivity can be felt by families affected by childhood cancer forever.
“There is nothing more that Cal would have wanted than to help more families like ours,” says Lucy, Cal’s mom. “We want families to still find hope – even in stressful times.”
About Pinky Swear Foundation Founded in 2003, Pinky Swear Foundation is a national 501c(3) nonprofit headquartered in Edina, MN passionately committed to helping children with cancer and their families with financial and emotional assistance. Pinky Swear Foundation activities include a variety of community engagement and fundraising events around the nation. To learn more, visit pinkyswear.org.