Young Heroes Ceremony

The Young Heroes Program was established at Madigan by the Department of Pediatrics. The Madigan Foundation became a supporter of the program in 2000.


It is a ceremony to honor military children with medical challenges nominated by the staff of Pediatrics. Twelve children are chosen from the nominations to be recognized for their extraordinary courage and positive attitude in dealing with their daily challenges. At the ceremony, they are awarded a certificate signed by the Chief of Pediatrics and the Commander of Madigan, an engraved medal, a backpack and teddy bear with the Young Heroes logo, and a large poster of their picture.


The Madigan Foundation awards two scholarships each year to older challenged children nominated by the staff to pursue their post-secondary education.

Event info

Event Location:

Madigan Army Medical Center

9040A Jackson Ave,

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98431


Date/Time:

Saturday, May 4th, 2024 at 10:00AM PST


Areas of focus

MILITARY PERSONNEL & FAMILIES
Healthcare & family services
Community partnerships

Thank our service members by giving back today.

Your donations improve and enhance the quality of care and life of the Madigan Army Medical Center patients , their families and their healthcare providers.
Young heroes award

CLAIRE DAILY-STAFINBIL YOUNG HEROES PROGRAM

Recognizes mentally and physically severely challenged children for their courage and perseverance with a Medal of Honor, certificate, and gifts.


COL Janice Mano Lehman Memorial Scholarship

Awarded annually to promising nurses and/or nursing students who demonstrate exceptional ability to lead and to serve with compassion.

COL Janice Mano Lehman Memorial Scholarship
Operation Purple group photo

Operation Purple

Providing children, youth and teens from all the military services a free week of summer camp.

Devices and equipment

Initial funding for medical equipment for needy patients/families awaiting TriCare benefit coverage

Devices and equipment donations
service of remembrance

Remembrance services

A memorial plaque is displayed in the medical mall at Madigan Army Medical Center to honor those whose family and friends have given a memorial gift to the foundation.