Resources

Camps, wish fulfillment and sibling support

  • Beat Cancer Today creates awareness of childhood cancers and provides financial support for childhood cancer research and patient and family support programs. They do this by raising funds through t-shirt sales and special events.

  • Believe in Tomorrow provides exceptional hospital, respite housing services and hands on adventures to critically ill children and their families, from every state in the U.S. and more than 76 countries worldwide. Their unique programs bring comfort, hope and joy to children and their families, enabling them to renew their spirits mentally and physically.

  • Children’s Cancer Connection strives to provide care following a cancer diagnosis. We offer support, education and recreation for the entire family for the entire journey. Whatever twists and turns you encounter, you can always count on one thing: Children’s Cancer Connection will be your dedicated advocate the whole way.

  • Children’s Oncology Camps Association International (COCA-I) was founded by a dozen pioneer oncology camps that saw the lives of children with cancer enhanced by camping. COCA-I wants to strengthen the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, advocacy and education.

  • Jessie Rees Foundation’s (NEGU) mission is to fulfill Jessie’s wish by ensuring every child fighting cancer has the support and resources they need to Never Ever Give Up. Every day hundreds of children are told they have cancer...every one of them has a name, a story and deserves our support.

  • The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Wishes can be small or large, simple or elaborate, but they are all important. Make-A-Wish has a mission that is simple: to focus on the children who need them at a difficult time in their lives. The Foundation believes that life can be measured in memories, not just in years. Children ages 2 ½-18 are eligible and may be referred for a wish by their physicians.

  • Starlight Children’s Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with serious medical conditions by providing entertainment, education and family activities that help them cope with the pain, fear and isolation of prolonged illness. Online educational programs help children and their families learn more about their conditions, understand various medical procedures and encourage them to communicate with health care providers. Starbright World, powered by Starlight Children’s Foundation, is a website for teens ages 13-20 with interactive games that provide education and entertainment on topics ranging from blood to radiation to going back to school after long illnesses.

  • Songs of Love provides free, original songs recorded specifically for children and teens facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. Each CD is unique and includes special information about the child for whom it was written. Songs are written and performed in any language and in the musical style the child likes best.

  • Sunshine Foundation’s sole purpose is to fulfill the dreams of chronically or seriously ill, physically challenged or abused children ages 3-18 whose families suffer a financial strain due to the child’s illness. While each child’s dream is unique, Sunshine Foundation’s special dreams can be anything from a celebrity meet and greet, family trip, shopping spree or adaptive medical or therapeutic equipment.