Get to Know Grace
Grace Callwood, age 16, is the founder and chairwoman of the Baltimore-area nonprofit organization, We Cancerve Movement, Inc. The organization was founded by Grace in 2012, at the age of seven while fighting cancer. With a mission of bringing happiness to homeless, sick and foster youth, We Cancerve's programs and initiatives have reached more than 23,000 children to date. She has been awarded more than $140,000 in national and global prizes for her service work, and has helped raise more than $20,000 for the We Cancerve Pediatric Patient Assistance Fund, created in 2016 at Sinai Hospital.
Grace is the 2019 World of Children honoree, a 2019 CNN Young Wonder and a 2020 Hormel Foods 10 Under 20 Food Hero. In 2021, she was named to the Board of Directors of Music United and to the inaugural Youth Council of Give Kids the World.
Grace is a sophomore honors student enrolled in the Global Studies International Baccalaureate program at Edgewood High School. She plays the trumpet, French horn and mellophone in her school marching and jazz bands, and enjoys dancing in her church’s liturgical dance ministry and singing with the young adult contemporary choir at her church.
About The Fund & Moments of Grace
The Moments of Grace campaign is organized to raise funds for the We Cancerve Pediatric Patient Assistance Fund at Sinai. Started by Grace in 2016, the fund has helped cover out-of-pocket costs for more than 500 hospitalized children, and has provided more than 110 Uber rides to Sinai for chemotherapy and other treatments for critically-ill children and their parents. The fund also covers certain prescriptions, hospital cafeteria vouchers, parking fees and gift cards for groceries, gas and other essentials.
Patients receiving help from this fund are seen at The Sinai Hospital Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, which is based in the Herman & Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai. The 26-bed Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai is a state-of-the-art family-centered Children's Hospital, which provides a broad spectrum of pediatric diagnostic, inpatient, post-surgical, intensive care, hematology and oncology, and outpatient services available to children, adolescents, and some young adults with pediatric diseases, from birth to age 26, including the vitally important accommodation for two parents to sleep in their child's room. A large part of the Children's Hospital is the newly renovated and constructed Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Outpatient Center, which began seeing patients in July 2010.