Happy Birthday Charlie . . . .

Today, August 25, 2015, would have been Charlie’s 69th birthday.

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Katlyn & her “chauffeur”, Detroit Lion Joique Bell, at the 2015 Golf Outing.

How we wish he could be here, but we know what he wanted for this Foundation. And again, we will continue to work hard to ensure the health of ALL of Charlie’s “kids” . . . and indeed they are his kids!

A lot has been happening and we will be updating you soon, but please welcome “Katlyn’s Krew” and the Scott family as an official program of the Charlie Sanders Foundation. Katlyn, Bill and Amy want only to raise funds for heart checks for young people, and Katlyn especially wants to fundraise for “Charlie’s Dream” . . . and is now a part of the team working to make my promises to him a reality!

Save the date of Saturday, November 14, 2015 for the first official Katlyn’s Krew fundraising event — the Katlyn’s Krew 5K Race for Hearts: Remembering Charlie Sanders. More details will follow soon, but the race will be held in beautiful downtown St. Clair, Michigan!

Charlie Sanders Foundation Auctions & Sale Items

Don’t forget to visit our very own sales and auction site at:


Over the past weeks we have added many items for sale such as Collectible Beans coffee, wine stoppers and other items.

And we have several items up for auction, including items signed by Barry Sanders, “Mean” Joe Greene and Joique Bell.

Help support Charlie’s dream for kids by registering to bid and purchasing the items that you love!

Credit cards are accepted on our site, and a small fee will be added.


Charlie’s Work Will Go On ….

A few years ago, during a very low part of my life, I was asked by a good friend to call Charlie Sanders who needed help with a website he wanted for his new scholarship program. I met this wonderful man and helped him out and it turned into the most fulfilling few years of my life.

I have so many wonderful, fun and even silly memories of our work together, and our friendship, which I will tell as time goes on, but I wanted every one of you who supports the Charlie Sanders Foundation and Have A Heart Save A Life, how much I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. Charlie’s dream to help all of the kids to live longer, stronger, lives and to be healthy and happy, will continue . . . I made that promise to him and I make it to you as well.

All of my love and prayers go to Charlie’s family at this time . . . they need our support more than anything right now, and I know that he will always be watching over them and inspiring all of us to be just like him.

I know I speak for all of our Board members as well in letting you know that the dream goes on . . . and Charlie’s work is not finished . . . that’s our job now.

Miss you Charlie . . .

Pat McCarthy
Board of Directors, Charlie Sanders Foundation


New Online Auction: Ford Field Suite at Lions Game

This auction is for a 12-person suite at the Lions vs. San Francisco 49ers game on December 27, 2015.

It does NOT include food, drink or parking.

Visit our online auction site, register and bid. Winner will be able to arrange payment after the sale by calling Pat at 248.872.2186.


Katlyn’s Heart — Almost One Year!

Next week it will be one year since the heart transplant that saved Katlyn’s life. This week she’s at “Heart Camp” with other young Michigan heart patients . . .

2015 Golf Outing Foursome Photos

If for any reason you did not receive a copy of your team’s photograph, we have uploaded them for you to use at your convenience at:



Auction Items: Detroit Lions

We also have footballs signed by the following Detroit Lions:

Coach Jim Caldwell

Calvin Johnson

Matt Stafford

Golden Tate

Silent Auction Item: Belle Tire

Belle Tire has donated a $250 Gift Card for our auctions. Thank You!


New Golf Outing Auction Item

The Dallas Cowboys have donated this football signed by Dez Bryant.


Golf Outing Auction Item – Carl’s Golfland

Golf Outing Auction Item:

Carl’s Golfland has donated a $30 Range Card as well as all the bags and tees for our outing!

Thank you!