Here are a few resources to help aid families dealing with a child who has cancer.
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Founded in 1970 by a dedicated group of parents of children with cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is the oldest and largest grassroots childhood cancer organization in the U.S. and only U.S. member of Childhood Cancer International. We are dedicated to making childhood cancer a national health priority through shaping policy, supporting research, raising awareness, and providing educational resources and innovative programs to children with cancer, survivors, and their families.
Make A Wish
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish. It inspires us to grant life-changing wishes for children going through so much. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible. Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. Compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures. We have invested nearly $1.3 billion in research. We are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. This research saves lives. These revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers.
Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society
The Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society is a non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to significantly accelerating potential cures for neuroblastoma and related children’s cancers, and to improving the quality of life of affected individuals and their families. The organization is an advocate for children and their families and is dedicated to providing support in the following ways: promoting research by highly trained medical professionals; providing research grant awards to medical specialists locally and nationwide; educating healthcare professionals on early detection and the latest advances in treatments and diagnosis; maintaining updated information on current treatment and diagnosis; and providing a resource booklet that lists non-profit organizations and other resources that offer support for affected families. Consisting of 500 members, the society produces educational materials including a resource handbook and a newsletter.
The National Children's Cancer Society
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) tirelessly and compassionately supports families making their way through the daunting world of childhood cancer. With over thirty years of experience serving more than 45,000 children, NCCS has become a master navigator of this world, helping families get where they need to be – physically, financially and emotionally – to give them hope, and to give their children the best possible shot at survival.
CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.
Group Loop is a safe online community for teens living with cancer and their parents. This online service allows teens to communicate with other teens that are coping with cancer, along with providing teen-friendly resources. Also, provides online support groups for parents, in order to assist parents in discussing their experiences with other patents.
Each year, 89,500 young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer in the United States alone. This neglected group faces age-specific challenges – such as, infertility, loss of identity and independence, lack or loss of insurance, increased isolation, and stalled career development – with limited resources.
Stupid Cancer helps to empower everyone affected by adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer by ending isolation and building community so that everyone in the AYA community is supported, understood, and accepted.
Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation
To change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.
In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Our mission is simple: to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer.
Sibling Support Project
Founded in 1990, the Sibling Support Project is the first national program dedicated to the life-long and ever-changing concerns of millions of brothers and sisters of people with special health, developmental, and mental health concerns. We are proud to be a program of Kindering.
Our work spans books and publications, online communities for teen and adult siblings, and workshops and training. We are best known for helping local communities start Sibshops—lively peer support groups for school-age brothers and sisters of kids with disabilities and health concerns.
It is an honor to serve such a deserving population. We hope you’ll explore our website and learn more about what we do.
Children With Hair Loss
Children With Hair Loss is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides human hair replacements at no cost to children and young adults facing medically-related hair loss. When a child’s hair is lost due to Cancer treatments, Alopecia, Trichotillomania, Burns, etc., the painful effects are far deeper than just cosmetic. Each year, the number of children requesting our hair replacements increases and with your support, we can continue to increase the number of children we are able to help in the future!
St. Jude research Children's Hospital
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.
RIley Children's Hospital
With Riley at IU Health Primary Care, you’ll find the most highly skilled network of general pediatrician and family medicine providers. Dedicated to caring for your child’s everyday health needs, our coordinated approach delivers a wide range of services and personalized care to keep your child well. With primary care offices all over the state, more patients than ever benefit from the expertise of Riley at IU Health. Same-day appointments are available in most offices and some offer evening hours.
Compass To Care
Compass to Care, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, ensures children, whose families have a financial need, can access life-saving cancer treatment.
By making travel to and from the hospital free, we support the financial and emotional needs of parents while giving children the very best chance to beat cancer.