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Patient Advocacy Foundation

patientadvocate.org
PAF provides direct case management services and financial assistance to patients and caregivers.

Family Reach

familyreach.org
Family Reach is dedicated to eradicating the financial barriers that accompany a cancer diagnosis.

DC Candlelighters

dccandlelighters.org
An all volunteer organization providing emotional, education, practical and financial support to families of children fighting cancer.

Dan Jansen Foundation

djfoundation.org
One of our partnering foundations, their mission is to solicit financial support and distribute funds to charities with an emphasis on aiding individuals and families affected by cancer.

CancerCare

www.cancercare.org
CancerCare provides free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

B+ Foundation

bepositive.org
Provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer across the country.

Just TRyan It

justtryanit.com
Seeks to positively impact the lives of families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer by providing them with financial assistance.

RedDog Parking Fund Foundation

www.reddogfund.org
Provides reimbursement for parking fees during medical appointments.

Health Well

healthwellfoundation.org
Helps cover all medications.

United HealthCare Children’s Foundation

www.uhccf.org
Help families gain access to the care they need through medical grants.

National Children’s Cancer Fund

thenccs.org
This organization  helps alleviate the financial burden of travel and lodging for families who have a child with cancer.

Compass to Care

compasstocare.org
Schedule and pay for travel arrangements to the hospital where a child is being treated for cancer.

Corporate Angel Network

https://www.corpangelnetwork.org/
Their mission is to help cancer patients access the best treatment by arranging free travel on corporate aircraft. All flights are free for both patients and caregivers. Patients may travel as often as necessary.

Children’s Road to Recovery

childrensroadstorecovery.org
Provides transportation, lodging, and funding for related expenses incurred when critically ill patients have to travel for treatment at a hospital in Maryland, Virginia, and D.C.

Believe in Tomorrow Foundation

believeintomorrow.org
This foundation provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

rmhc.org
Keeping families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.

Camp C.A.R.E

campcare.wpengine.com
Camp CARE (Camp Ain’t Really the End) is a week long summer camp and year-round activities to children who have or have had cancer in the Charlotte, NC area.

Camp Quality USA

www.campqualityusa.org
Camp Quality hosts week-long overnight summer camps at 18 locations in 13 states.

Make A Wish Foundation

wish.org
Their vision is to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.

Kids Wish Network

www.kidswishnetwork.org
Kids Wish assists children and their families through several key programs.

Life With Cancer

lifewithcancer.org
They provide your family with education, information and support, free of charge no matter where you live or receive treatment.

Cancer Support Community

cancersupportcommunity.org
They are dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community.

Casey Cares Foundation

caseycares.org
Their mission is to lift the spirits of everyone affected by childhood cancer through free programming.

F Cancer

www.letsfcancer.com
Canadian charity dedicated to improving health outcomes by providing early detection, prevention, and support programs that advance health equity for individuals and communities affected by cancer.

Horizon Day Camp

horizondaycamp.org
Horizon Day Camp is a full-summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, ages 3 1⁄2–16, who are in active or follow-up treatment for cancer ( Baltimore, NY/NJ, Israel).

Imerman Angels

imermanangels.org
A Chicago based organization which partners anyone, any age, any gender, anywhere and any cancer type seeking support with someone just like them – a “Mentor Angel.” A Mentor Angel is a cancer survivor or caregiver who most importantly has faced the same type of cancer.

Respite Retreats

respiteretreats.org
Their mission is to provide retreats of respite to cancer patients, their caregivers, and families to encourage healthy living for all.

StillBrave Childhood Cancer Foundation

stillbrave.org
Their mission is to provide non-medical, supportive care to children with cancer and their families.

Sweet Julia Grace Foundation

sweetjuliagrace.org
This non-profit helps to fill in the gaps, grant wishes, and meet non-medical needs for children who are seriously ill, have special needs, or are in a medical crisis (specifically in Bristow, VA and Hurricane, WV).

United States Botanical Garden

usbg.gov
Here you can find videos that provide instruction, tips, recipes, and ideas from Danielle Cook on cooking and plants you can grow so you have the freshest ingredients at your fingertips. Danielle Cook is the author of Happily Hungry, a book with smart recipes for kids with cancer.

Victory Junction

victoryjunction.org
Located in Randleman, NC, Victory junction enriches the lives of children with serious illnesses by providing life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, at no cost to their families.

Bryanna’s Love

bryannaslove.org
Their mission is to share Bryanna’s Love by donating snuggly soft stuffed animals to kids battling cancer, and offering a respite trip after their loss.

Sunshine Kids

www.sunshinekids.org
Adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting and positive group activities.

We Connect Women

weconnectwomen.org

National Children’s Cancer Society: Beyond Cure Ambassador Scholarship

www.thenccs.org/scholarship
Awards college scholarships to childhood cancer survivors who have demonstrated the ability to overcome the difficult challenges of cancer.

Pacific Medical Training

pacificmedicalacls.com
This organization makes fun and engaging courses for routine medical certifications. They also strive to help students improve specific skills while they are in a medical school track program or while they are employed in a medical field.

Visit the article here for tips on first aid for people with cancer.

Triage Cancer

triagecancer.org
Triage Cancer is a national non-profit that provides education on the practical and legal issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.

Locks of Love

locksoflove.org
Their mission is to return a sense of self, confidence, and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetic to financially disadvantaged children free of charge.

Children with Hair Loss

childrenwithhairloss.us
Provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss.

Wigs for Kids

www.wigsforkids.org
Serve children suffering from hair loss due to illness.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

alexslemonade.org
This foundation focus’s on funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.

Journey 4 A Cure

journey4acure.org
This foundation is committed to finding ways to fund research, increasing awareness about the realities of pediatric cancer, and enhancing the lives of children battling cancer.

American Childhood Cancer Organization

www.acco.org
Offer community support, information and advocacy.

Curefest in DC

curefestusa.org
Their mission is to make childhood cancer research a national priority by uniting the childhood cancer community, general public, medical community, and our elected leaders as one voice against childhood cancer.

Isabella Santos Foundation

isabellasantosfoundation.org
Located in Charlotte, NC, this foundation aims to expand the scope of research and treatment, and to fill various needs surrounding neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers.

Cancer Council

Talking to Kids About Cancer
Cancer Council Australia is a national, nonprofit organization which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia.

CoHeals App

coheals.com
A free app for connecting and building relationships among families impacted by pediatric cancer.