Resources

Other helpful resources for families affected by Childhood Cancer - We will add to this list.

  

Friends of Kids with Cancer

www.friendsofkids.com

Friends of Kids with Cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and blood-related diseases.  Our mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the educational, emotional, and recreational support needed as a result of the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation. 


 KeiraStrongForeverFoundation

www.keirastrongforever.org

#KEIRASTRONG FOREVER is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to continuing the legacy and memory of Keira Stout. 


 Adleigh Is Forever Foundation

https://www.theaiffoundation.com

Our mission is to give support to families affected by DIPG, an always fatal brain cancer. We are called Adleigh Is Forever and will not let anyone fight alone! We are going to continue to fight DIPG until no child is left to be told there is no hope. 


 Spread Ari's Light

http://www.spreadarislight.org 

Spread Ari’s Light Foundation is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization helping to support families of children with cancer. 


 Super Sam Foundation

www.supersamfoundation.org

636-699-8850

The Super Sam Foundation (SSF) strives to help "All the Kids" fighting childhood cancer by funding research, providing support and raising awareness.


Isaac’s Rays of Hope

www.isaacsraysofhope.org

618-498-1939

Our mission is to help families in financial distress due to loss of income and increased bills while caring for their children while in treatment. We also shower the cancer "KID" patients with positive distractions so they can experience joy, smiles, and laughter while battling in the fight of their lives.


Kellsie’s Hope

www.kellsieshopefoundation.org

618-806-7459

Our mission is to lighten the load of families that have children suffering from cancer by offering support for trips and gifts, that might otherwise be unattainable to a child with cancer. Kellsie’s foundation is also dedicated to raising funds to support research into childhood cancers such as hers. A nursing scholarship is also funded by the foundation in honor of Kellsie's pursuit of a career in nursing that she was not able to complete due to her death.


Emily's Ride

http://www.emilysride.org/

 To provide financial support to families of children who have been diagnosed with cancer.  Our mission is to provide these families with any necessary items that are not covered by insurance or easily affordable.  Emily's Ride holds this mission true, in the name of Emily Linneman, her spirit of battle, hope, perserverance and constant help of others 


Annie's Hope

www.annieshope.org

Providing comprehensive support services for children, teens and their families who are grieving a death.  


B+ Foundation

https://bepositive.org/

The B+ Foundation is about Kids Helping Kids Fight Cancer — raising money through dance marathons, 5Ks, T-shirt sales and more, to provide financial and emotional support to families of children with cancer nationwide. The B+ Foundation also funds critical, cutting-edge childhood cancer research.


St. Baldricks

https://www.stbaldricks.org/ 

The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-powered charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long, healthy lives. Kids are special, and at St. Baldrick's, we treat them that way.


American Cancer Society 

800-227-2345

 https://www.cancer.org 


 CancerCare 

800-813-HOPE (4673)

www.cancercare.org 


 The United Way

www.liveunited.org


 Family Reach

www.familyreach.org

Family Reach is a national nonprofit dedicated to alleviating the financial burden of cancer. Working with more than 300 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide, we provide immediate financial assistance, education and navigation to families before they hit critical breaking points. Our efficient, solutions-driven model bridges the gap between hospital and home, quickly providing the vital support families need to stay afloat. 


 First Hand Foundation

www.firsthandfoundation.org

First Hand is dedicated to impacting the health of children, their families and communities through reactive and preventative initiatives. To fulfill that mission, we provide funding for individual children with health-related needs when insurance and other financial resources have been exhausted. We also create and support programs that identify issues before they become critical and that empower people to take charge of their health. 


Friends of Michael

http://www.friends4michael.org

The mission of The Friends4Michael Foundation is: to support children like Michael and their families, to keep alive the memory of Michael and his spirit, to increase awareness of the devastating effects of brain tumors on afflicted children and their families and to continue to “Fight for a Cure” for this horrible disease.
The primary effort of the Foundation is to provide assistance – including financial – to families across the country whose children are fighting a brain tumor. The Foundation also provides support for directed charities which supported Michael in his memory. Additionally, the Foundation continues to support the Race for Hope, which we call “Michael’s Run” because it was Michael’s way of giving back. Funds raised at this run support brain tumor research.


 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
www.lls.org

800-955-4572
Offers financial assistance with insurance premiums and co-pays for specific blood cancers. 


 Mission for Maureen

www.mission4maureen.org

440-840-6497
Provides financial assistance to any patient with a brain tumor. 


 National Children's Cancer Society

www.thenccs.org

800-532-6459
Provides financial assistance for travel, lodging and other expenses 


 United Healthcare Children's Foundation 

www.uhccf.org

UHCCF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan.

Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.


 Make A Wish Foundation

www.wish.org

800-722-9474
Grants the wish of children diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. 


 Compass to Care

www.compasstocare.org
312-515-9490
Schedules and pays for travel arrangements to the hospital where a child is being treated for cancer. Must be at least 60-mile distance. 


 Miracle Flights

http://miracleflights.org/

800-359-1711
Helps fly children who are struggling with serious cancers and other debilitating diseases to specialized medical treatment centers across the U.S. 


 Pinky Swear Foundation

www.pinkyswear.org

Mission: Helping kids with cancer and their families with financial and emotional support.


 12 Oaks Foundation

www.calsangels.org/12oaks/

12 Oaks Foundation provides grants for children ages 8-18 to help defray costs related to sports and extra-curricular activities while the family is dealing with the financial hardships of cancer treatment. 


 Alex's Lemonade Stand

www.alexslemonade.org/travel-for-care

The mission of ALSF’s Travel For Care program is to ensure children battling childhood cancer have the financial assistance needed to travel to clinical trials, experimental therapeutics, or treatment innovations not currently available at their local institution.

Funding for transportation and lodging may be available to eligible families who meet our criteria. Applications must be submitted by a social worker or another medical representative.

Alex's Lemonade Stand also has many other resources on their site.


 Cure Childhood Cancer

www.curechildhoodcancer.org/family-support/family-emergency-fund/

Family Emergency Fund

In order to ease some of the financial burdens of ongoing treatment, CURE provides emergency financial assistance to families of children with cancer. Those seeking assistance should contact their social worker about eligibility and availability.


St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

www.stjude.org

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.


Aiden’s Army

www.aidensarmypca.com

716-913-4341

Locally and nationally Aiden’s Army provides care bags filled of comfort items to children under 2 battling cancer and other life threatening illnesses. We seek to raise awareness for Pediatric Cancer and provide toys, books, and pajamas to hospitals.


Along Comes Hope

www.alongcomeshope.com

805-322-1423

Provide support through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness and education.


Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation

www.awoccf.org

732-904-2799

Fund less toxic therapies for children with cancer; help families emotionally and financially; raise awareness


Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

www.bearnecessities.org

312-214-1200

To eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.Two major programs: Bear Hugs: A Bear Hug is a customized experiences designed to brighten the life of a child fighting cancer; Bear Discoveries: program provides much needed funding for investigators and fellows in their quest to discover new and novel treatments for pediatric cancer.


Books That Heal

www.booksthatheal.org

347-231-4969

Empower children suffering from chronic illnesses and provide support to their families.  The organization helps pediatric cancer patients write and illustrate their very own children’s book, which is then published.  Books That Heal hosts signing events to celebrate and empower the children, and donate royalties of books sales to the families of the children and to research centers of their choosing.


CureSearch

www.curesearch.org

240-235-2235

Our mission is to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.


Designing Dreams

www.designingdreamsusa.com

920-219-0104

Inspire hope and happiness in the lives of children with cancer and cancer – like conditions by making their dream bedroom a reality. We provide a positive space of healing for children on their journey to recovery through complete transformation and redesign of their bedrooms.


End Kids Cancer

www.endkidscancer.org

805-550-7682

Provide financial support for research and clinical trials that will cure neuroblastoma, with an emphasis on non-toxic treatments.


Momcology

www.momcology.org

Momcology is a peer support organization focused on the caregiver experience after a childhood cancer diagnosis. Momcology utilizes modern technology for real-time information sharing and compassionate peer moderated support. Momcology also has several in-person support opportunities such as restorative retreats for moms, and hospital support groups for parents. Our mission is to connect primary caregivers to new platforms to explore both the immediate, and long-term benefits of structured and responsible reciprocal peer support.


The Truth 365

www.thetruth365.org

To give a voice to all children fighting cancer by raising national awareness


Wade’s Army

www.wadesarmy.org

To make neuroblastoma a household name and to help advance research through funding. Our mission is to raise money to selectively fund innovating treatment.  We also support families financially during treatment.


Children's Wish Foundation International

childrenswish.org

"Our Wish Fulfillment program is open to any young person under the age of 18 and who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Anyone can refer a child – simply contact our office with basic information on the child, and we will immediately begin working on initial steps to fulfill the Wish."


Sunshine Foundation

www.sunshinefoundation.org

Sunshine Foundation may fulfill the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 18 who are severely affected by a chronic illness or physical disability. Anyone can refer a child. Must be a US citizen.


A Special Wish Foundation

www.spwish.org

Grants wishes to children under the age of 21 and diagnosed as having a life-threatening disorder. 


Give Kids The World

www.gktw.com

Give Kids The World Village partners with over 220 wish-granting organizations (WGO) and foundations to make the Central Florida wish a reality. Families that visit Give Kids The World must be referred by one of these wish-granting organizations or foundations. Children ages 3-18, battling a life-threatening illness as deemed by a medical doctor are eligible, regardless of income.


New Hope for Kids Wish Program

newhopeforkids.org

Grants wishes to children through the age of 19 diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.


Corporate Angel Network

www.corpangelnetwork.org

sole mission is to transport cancer patients to the hospital at which they need to be in order to receive a specialized form of treatment. Simply put, we pair empty seats - on both private and corporate planes - with qualified patients who need the rides... at no cost. This not only improves the patients' chances of survival but at the same time, it reduces their emotional stress, physical discomfort, and financial burden.


Apple A Day

 https://appleaday.org

 The mission of the Apple a Day Foundation is to keep kids socially connected to friends & family during treatment/long hospital stays. Cancer can leave anyone feeling isolated and alone, especially a child who just wants to be outside playing with friends. Apple a Day hopes to offer a bridge into the world these kids temporarily can't be a part of. 



Wigs for Kids

Wigs for Kids

Parent recommended (2010). "Wigs for Kids is a not for profit organization providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia, burns and other medical conditions. We welcome donations of any kind, and continuously search for children we may assist in situations of hair loss. Our main purpose is to help children look themselves - alleviating additional stress due to lack of understanding among their peers."


Chai Lifeline

www.chailifeline.org

Chai Lifeline believes that seriously ill children (including children with cancer) need and deserve as happy and normal a childhood as possible. Their programs include: Camp Simcha, professional case management, learning programs, family retreats, insurance support service, wish granting, sibling support, and community services.


Camps for kids with cancer in Missouri and Illinois

Missouri

Camp Quality Central Missouri

www.campqualityusa.org/cmo

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp Quality Northwest Missouri

www.campqualityusa.org/nwmo

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp Quality Ozark Missouri Ozarks

www.campqualityusa.org/oz

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer..

Camp Quality Ozark Greater Kansas City

www.campqualityusa.org/gkc

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp Rainbow

www.camprainbow.com

Different programs for different ages, from a day camp for 4-5 year olds, a sleep-over camp for older children, and a teen camp.

Big Sky Kids

eaglemount.org

The Big Sky Kids program is designed for children and young adults with cancer. Begun in 1985, Big Sky Kids provides four different summer camps for children with cancer ages 5-23 each year, as well as a family ski weekend every spring


Illinois

Camp Quality Illinois

Camp Quality USA, Illinois

Camp Quality is a summer camping experience and year-round support program for children with cancer.

Camp One Step

www.camponestep.org

Provided by Children's Oncology Services. Week-long summer camps.