Help MinMinBear live her best life!
MinMinBear is inspired by the real-life Mindy, a woman who is not able to live her best life because she needs a new kidney. Because she’s been so sick, she is missing out on so much, like many patients around the country who suffer from kidney disease. She wanted to share her journey with others to bring more awareness around kidney disease and the daily challenges she faces while she awaits the perfect kidney match.
Our foundation created this challenge to showcase not only Mindy's story, but the stories of the kidney community, and how they live their best life, in spite of kidney disease.  If you've been looking for a way to share your story or your loved one's story through social media, the #minminbearchallenge is a great place to start.
It's easy to join and takes only a few simple steps, which are listed below. We want you to showcase where these stuffed bears go, and how they are loved during the everyday life you live as kidney warriors. And, you can use your favorite stuffed animal or purchase MinMinBear and all of her friends in our shop.

The bears invite every person to join the challenge and become part of the conversation about the importance of organ donation and kidney disease awareness. Let's have some fun!



Purchase or Gift the Bear

Purchase MinMinBear™, AlbieBear™, or WinskiBear™ for yourself or someone special on our website HERE or grab your favorite stuffed animal.


Live Your Best Life

Take your purchased bear OR your favorite stuffed animal and live your best life with them. Is that a beach day, Netflix movie night, playground playdate, selfie friend, homeschool day or even dialysis buddy?



Take a fun picture of your stuffed animal living its most: crazy, adventurous, exciting, fun, everyday… life! Then, post the pic with the challenge instructions in step 4 to your social media. Keep in mind you can repeat this step over and over again!

Snap a Pic and Post It!



Challenge Three Friends

Copy and paste challenge information HERE and challenge three of more friends to do the same. #minminbearchallenge

No MinMinBear, No Worries!

Use Your Favorite Stuffed Animal Friend, and Follow the Above Steps 2-4

Our mission is simple: to bring comfort to families who are battling kidney disease and meet them wherever they are, through our mascots, the MinMinBears.


Find out how we are making an impact here 

Educate, Advocate, and Comfort.  Those are the three principles that guide what we do each day to help kidney patients, their families, and their providers.


Click here to learn more about our foundation.

Snap, Share, Tag + Donate. 

It's that Easy to participate in the challenge that helps tell the stories of kidney patients and their journeys everywhere! 

Our foundation exists to help those struggling with kidney disease, but we can't do it alone.  From donating a bear to child, or volunteering at one of our events, we need you!

Click here to learn how you can get involved. 


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