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Our Story 2018-03-27T13:23:09+00:00
“At Hilton Head Heroes we are making a difference…one child, one family, one week at a time….”

Lindy Ellison Russell, President & Director

Our mission at Hilton Head Heroes is to bring families with children between the ages of four and eighteen suffering from life threatening illnesses to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a resort vacation.

Children are referred to our program through doctors, healthcare providers and hospital administrators.

The families are housed in the Hilton Head HERO house located in Sea Pines Resort. They are given gift certificates to local restaurants, grocery stores as well as island amenities.

Founded in 1998 by longtime island resident and family entertainer Gregg Russell and his wife Lindy, Hilton Head Heroes was born out of a desire to help very ill children and their entire family enjoy a vacation that would not be ordinarily possible, a time for them to recharge and regroup as a family away from the doctor visits and medical interventions.