Live Hope Laugh, The Alexis Ross Foundation- Westminster, MD

Live, Hope, Laugh, a non-profit organization, based in Carroll County, MD. It is dedicated to improving and benefiting the lives of children and teens with a chronic illness/disability. It was founded by Alexis Ross in October 2010, at the young age of thirteen, after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Instead of giving up after getting sick she rose to the challenge and chose to help others. Learn More

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We organize special events for children with chronic disease and their families in Carroll County, Md. Attend a fund raiser, donate or volunteer and inspire children to Live, Hope and Laugh.


Christmas Charity Help A Family Westminster Md

Searching for Sponsors for our 2023 Christmas Night of Gift Giving for local children With your help! Christmas will be ...
Reese Carnival Ground Fall Festival Flea Market October 21st - Saturday in Finksburg Md

Fall Festival Saturday Oct 21, 2023 Westminster Md

Vendors Wanted - Reese Carnival Grounds flea market fundsaiser Live, Hope, Laugh Our October 21st Yard Sale will be held ...

Reese Carnival Grounds Flea Market Sat, JUNE 17, 2023

Vendors Wanted - Reese Carnival Grounds flea market to help Live, Hope, Laugh Our June Yard Sale will be held ...

Easter Egg Hunt-April 8, 2023 Live Hope Laugh

Join us Sat, April 8 in Westminster, for our Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. Now accepting donations. Our Easter ...

Help Us, Help them. We can do wonders with every dollar you give. Brighten the lives of children with chronic diseases in Carroll County, Md.

These children and families need your help and support.

Who We Help

Ten to twenty million children and adolescents in the United States have some form of chronic illness or disability. Chronic refers to a health condition that lasts anywhere from three months to a lifetime. We do our little (and huge) part by helping local families right here in Carroll County. They are families with low income that also have to brave the cost and time for special medical care for their child. We are here to help them live, give them hope, and to most of all laugh out loud. Through Christmas dinners and fulfilling wish lists, school supply distribution paired with a cook-out and water fun, we make every child smile and just be a normal kid.

Want to make a difference?

Learn What We Need- canned good donations, wish list fulfillment, gift cards, baked goods and more

Our Supporters

We can never thank you enough! We don’t have the room to list all the people who donated hours of time, items or funds for our many events, flea markets, Night of Giving, dinners, barbecues, school supply parties, Christmas parties, Easter Egg hunts, Water fun, Dinners and more.