The KEYS Program ~ It's all about the smiles!



Welcome to the KEYS Program!

For more than 25 years, the KEYS Program has been delivering music, hope and smiles to children impacted by cancer and serious illnesses through its award-winning music outreach, family respite day and sibling support programs.


In 2019, we are expanding our outreach to serve both children and adults who are battling cancer, individuals with autism and disabilities, and adults with Alzheimer's & dementia.  Explore our website to learn more about our programs and how you can get involved in creating BIG smiles!


After's all about the smiles! 

KEYS Receives Community Health Award from Excellus!

Eve Van de Wal, Regional President at Excellus BCBS stopped by the KEYS office to drop off this BIG check to our Executive Director and Founder Colleen Bennett. The KEYS Program received a Community Health Award from Excellus for the free music outreach programs we provide in the CNY community.  We are grateful for partners like Excellus who help us to deliver music, hope and smiles to those impacted by cancer in our community! 

KEYS Night at Land of Legends Raceway May 25th! 

The awesome folks at Land of Legends Raceway are hosting a special KEYS night on May 25th!  Our Smile Crew will be there sharing information at our booth and sharing the night with a special KEYS family! Proceeds from their 50/50 will be split with the winner and donated to KEYS Program! They are hosting a spectacular show with the Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman, 305 Sprint Cars, and Street Stocks! PLUS Legend Inductee Night #1. Kids 16 and under are FREE!  


C'mon out to Land of Legends Raceway, 820 County Road 10, Canandaigua, New York to see some great racing and support the KEYS Program too! 

 KEYS Music Therapy Program in Full Swing at ARC of Madison Cortland!

Our board certified Music Therapist Adrienne had a blast during her monthly visit to the ARC!  We are so excited to partner with the ARC of Madison Cortland to deliver music therapy and big smiles to the individuals they serve!  


If you would like to have us provide music therapy services for your site, give us a call at 315-363-6446 or email us 

Join our Smile Crew Team and support those impacted by cancer!  

Join our Team by clicking on the link here:  The KEYS Program's Smile Crew Team !

 Smile Experience at the Syracuse Quarter Midget Track August 18th! 

(Note: This is a closed invitation-only event for just our KEYS families)

The KEYS Program is hosting its annual Smile Experience family respite day for our KEYS families on Sunday, August 18th from Noon until 4pm at the Syracuse Quarter Midget track located at the NYS Fairgrounds. 


Our KEYS kids and their siblings will be suiting up in drivers suits and buckling into our USAC .25 Midgets to take lap after lap of smiles on the track. In addition to the awesomeness of driving a real race car, each child wheels into victory lane to the cheers of their fans and gets a super cool trophy and checkered flag. 


After they are done driving, they join their family in our hospitality tent where they enjoy some refreshments, face painting, photo booth and lots of fun music too! 


BIG smiles are abound from green flag start to checkered flag finish!


This is a closed event for just our KEYS families, however, we are always looking for awesome volunteers to help us create BIG smiles!  If you would like more information on how to join our volunteer Smile Crew, contact KEYS Executive Director, Colleen Bennett, at or give us a call at 315-363-6446.  

 Smile Experience "Ride Along" at the South Butler Nostalgia Dragway August 25th! 

The awesome folks at the South Butler Nostagia Dragway are hosting a special Smile Experience for our KEYS kids ages 10 and up on Sunday, August 25th!  Our KEYS kids will get a chance to experience the thrill of drag racing when they "ride along' in one of the drag cars racing at the track! The track is providing a hospitality tent with food, fun and goodies for all of our KEYS kids and their families.


We want to thank Racin' Randy, the awesome folks at South Butler Nostalgia Dragway and sponsor Friendly Ford for all they are doing to make this an amazing experience for our KEYS kids and their families!

Check out what's happening with Paulie's Super Siblings!

Paulie's Super Siblings Bowling Tournament

Paulie's birthday is September 6th, so to honor him we are hosting the first ever Paulie's Super Siblings Bowling Tournament on Sunday, September 8th, 2019 at Green Acres Lanes, East Ave in Central Square. Proceeds from the event will help us to grant wishes for siblings of children battling cancer.


Stay tuned for more info on how to register a team or become a sponsor in the next few weeks!


Paulie's Super Siblings Raffle

Did you know that every week we raffle off items on Facebook to benefit Paulie's Super Siblings?  Just got to the Paulie's Super Siblings Raffle page and check out the latest items in our raffle.  It's lots of fun and is creating BIG smiles by helping us to raise money to grant wishes for siblings of children battling cancer! 


Be sure to swing by the Paulie's Super Siblings page on our website to see some of the amazing smiles and wishes we have granted in Paulie's memory! After all's all about the smiles!