Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pediatric Cancer Resources

A list of state-specific and national pediatric cancer resources. These are primarily financial assistance-related, unless otherwise specified. There are many more out there so please comment if you're aware of others.

Adam Bullen Memorial Foundation- children and adults with cancer diagnosis in Massachusetts

Alex’s Lemonade Stand- information and resources for all cancer patients, financial assistance for patients at certain hospitals

Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation- assistance for single mothers of childhood cancer patients at certain hospitals, otherwise may be eligible for Every Day Assistance Fund

Angel 34- childhood cancer patients, national

Angel on my Shoulder- unique assistance, camp, and more for cancer patients in WI

BASE Camp- pediatric patients with cancer, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other rare/orphan hematological diseases living in Florida, hospital lunches, food and financial assistance, milestone parties

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation- childhood cancer patients living in or being treated in Illinois

Brain Tumor Foundation for Children- brain tumor patients at certain hospitals in the south

Bryan’s Dream- national, brain tumor patients

Cancer Care- patients with cancer, national

Cancer Warriors- critically needy childhood cancer patients in Georgia

Chai Lifeline- primarily for Jewish patients with cancer, national www.chailifeline,org

Childhood Leukemia Foundation-information and gifts for pediatric cancer patients (any cancer), national

Children’s Cancer Association- childhood cancer patients in Oregon and SW Washington

Children’s Cancer Fund of America- childhood cancer patients, national

Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico- childhood cancer patients in New Mexico

Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation- childhood cancer patients, national

Children’s Chance- childhood cancer patients in South Carolina

Clayton Dabney Foundation- terminally ill children, national

Cure for Cancers- cancer patients in northern California

Embrace Kids- childhood cancer or blood disorder patients in New Jersey

First Hand Foundation- childhood cancer patients, national

Foundation for Children with Cancer- childhood cancer patients, national

Friends4Michael Foundation- childhood brain tumor patients, national

Friends of Karen- childhood cancer patients in parts of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York

Godstock- chronically ill children in North Carolina

Have a Heart Children’s Cancer Charity- childhood cancer patients, certain East Coast hospitals and children’s organizations

Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation- childhood cancer patients in Hawaii

Hope Cancer Fund- cancer patients living in California, Colorado, Kansas, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Michigan, Nebraska, and Wyoming

Jacob’s Heart Children’s Cancer Support Services- childhood cancer patients living in these California counties: Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito and South Santa Clara

Jake Owen Raborn Foundation- childhood cancer patients, national

Jonathan Cancer Fund- childhood cancer patients living in Onondaga County, New York

Kelly Anne Dolan Memorial Fund- terminally, critically, and chronically ill, severely disabled, or seriously injured children living in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey

Locks of Love- hair prostheses for childhood cancer patients, national

Melonhead Foundation- childhood cancer patients, national

Michael Magro Foundation- childhood cancer patients at Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop-University Hospital

Michael Quinlan Brain Tumor Foundation- brain tumor patients in Kentucky and southern Indiana, educational materials, support groups and counseling, relaxation therapies, financial assistance with medical expenses

Mikey’s Way- childhood cancer patients, distributes toys and handheld electronics at hospitals in New York

Miracles of Mitch Foundation- childhood cancer patients in Minnesota

Mission4Maureen- brain tumor patients, national

Mission of Hope Cancer Fund- cancer patients living in Michigan

A Mother’s Kiss- childhood cancer patients in Long Island and Metro-New York

Multi-County Cancer Support Network- cancer patients living in these Tennessee counties: Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln, Grundy, Marion, Warren, and

National Children’s Cancer Society- childhood cancer patients, national

Nikki Leach Foundation- cancer patients age 16-25, national

No Wooden Nickels- cancer patients in Illinois (hoping to expand by 2012)

Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation- brain tumor patients in Oklahoma

Padres Contra el Cancer (Parents Against Cancer)- Latino childhood cancer patients in southern California

Reflections of Grace- national, brain tumor patients

Rise Above It Foundation- patients age 15-39 undergoing or pursuing clinical trial options, national

The Sarah Grace Foundation for Children with Cancer- patients in the Pediatric Oncology Departments of Schneider Children's Hospital, Winthrop, Columbia, Montefiore, and Nassau University Medical Center

Smiles for Sophie Forever- national, brain tumor patients

Sparrow Clubs USA- any child with a major illness or significant disability with a compelling practical or financial need, national

Szott Foundation- childhood cancer patients in the Twin Cities, Minnesota

The Tomorrow Fund- childhood cancer patients treated at The Tomorrow Fund Clinic Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Center at Hasbro Children’s Hospital

United Cancer Assistance Network- support and assistance to cancer patients residing in southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas

Wigs for Kids- hair prostheses for low-income childhood cancer patients, national

Zichron Shlome Refuah Fund- Assists Jewish children or adults with cancer with a variety of assistance, national

1 comment:

karen gerstenberger said...

What a wonderful gift for your patients and their families! You might want to look into Team Unite (, the Brain Candy Foundation, the Hair Fairy, and the Henry Tucker Foundation - all the work of friends whose children passed away from various types of cancer. Blessings to you and your work!