Resources

General information

  • American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is a foundation that provides information and awareness to children and adolescents with cancer and their families, advocates for the needs of children and their families, and supports research so that in the future, every child survives and leads a long and healthy life.

  • CarePages websites are free patient blogs that connect friends and family during a health challenge

  • A CaringBridge website is a personal health journal, rallying friends and family during any type of health journey.

  • The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The COG unites more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe in the fight against childhood cancer.

  • Founded in 2007 by Matthew Zachary, a young adult brain cancer survivor, Stupid Cancer has become the largest US-based charity that comprehensively addresses young adult cancer through advocacy, research, support, outreach, awareness, mobile health and social media. The organization has proudly emerged as the dominant support community and social influencer for this underserved population and now serves as a bullhorn for the young adult cancer movement.

  • Imerman Angels is a not-for-profit organization providing one-on-one cancer support: connecting cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Imerman Angels partners a person fighting cancer with someone who has beaten the same type of cancer. One-on-one relationships give a fighter the chance to ask personal questions and get support from someone who is uniquely familiar with their experience. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.

  • The Livestrong Foundation, formerly known as the Lance Armstrong Foundation, is a United States nonprofit organization that provides support for people affected by cancer

  • The National Cancer Institute (NCI) website has extensive information on cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, statistics, research, clinical trials, and news, as well as links to other NCI websites. NCI offers a Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER. Also available online is NCI’s LiveHelp® Online Chat, which enables visitors to the website to have a confidential text chat with a cancer information specialist from the NCI’s Cancer Information Service.

  • The Pinky Swear Foundation aims to ease the financial and emotional impacts experienced by children with cancer and their families by providing basic needs, support and unique programs during a very challenging time.

  • 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.

  • The mission of the National Children’s Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children diagnosed with cancer and their families nationwide. The organization serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. Abroad, they provide life-saving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.