Kids with Cancer Got Talent Recap

Updated: Mar 24

While our annual fundraiser looked a bit different this year, our Kids with Cancer Got Talent virtual competition was a huge success.


Through donations, votes cast, and an online action, you raised $102,000 to support families fighting cancer!


A woman with her back to the camera holds up her phone to record the television, which shows Ysa Fernandez performing a song

Five finalists from around the country showcased their talents, competing to be signed with Evolution Talent Agency, join the Talent Inc. cast, and win from a $3,000 prize pool. Ysa Fernandez (22) from Nashville, TN, was selected as the Judge’s Champion and Molly Oldham (19) from Akron, OH (a student at UNC Greensboro), was selected as the People’s Champion.

Text along top border reads, "Congratulations!" A photo of Ysa Fernandez with text "Judges' Champion" in a red pop-art bubble, and a photo of Molly Oldham with text "Peoples' Choice Champion" in a navy pop-art bubble


Ysa Fernandez (22) from Nashville, TN, was selected as the Judge’s Champion and Molly Oldham (19) from Akron, OH (a student at UNC Greensboro), was selected as the People’s Choice Champion.


Sheri Lynch, standing in front of a backdrop with the Hands for Holly logo, smiles at a computer screen as she hosts Kids with Cancer Got Talent

The event was broadcast from Rosemont Bar, where Sherri Lynch hosted live for a small group of special guests. The panel of celebrity judges featuring Brooklyn Decker, Andy Roddick, Shana Fox, Jillian Duffy, and Kamber Hejlik joined remotely, giving their commentary for our contestants. Professional golfer Bubba Watson also appeared for a cameo.



If you missed the event live, you can still join the fun by watching the replay of Kids with Cancer Got Talent. The donation link is still active for additional contributions.


A small, masked group of people stand at Rosemont Bar to watch Kids with Cancer Got Talent. A television shows a life feed, and red LED lighting lines the ceiling

If you missed the event live, you can still join the fun by watching the replay of Kids with Cancer Got Talent.

Hands for Holly wishes to extend a special thank you to the title sponsor of the event, KPMG, all supporting event sponsors, event partners, hosts, judges, and participants for making our first Kids with Cancer Got Talent event a HUGE success. We would not be here without you!

CEO and Co-founder Christine Wade smiles up at someone off camera as she tunes in to Kids with Cancer Got Talent on her laptop

Jennifer Ison and Chrissy Kincheloe stand side by side, smiling at the camera underneath their masks










Images by Daniel Coston.

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