This list shows only some of the thousands of organizations providing support to families of children with cancer. Support can of course mean anything from financial assistance, to education, emotional support, or just about anything. These people care and want to help. We have tried to list the Mission Statement for each organization.


  • American Childhood Cancer Organization
    Very kind, nice people. At least hit em up for a free parking pass! The American Childhood Cancer Organization (formerly Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation) was founded in 1970 by concerned parents of children with cancer. Today our membership of over 50,000 members of the national office and more than 100,000 members across the country, including Candlelighters affiliate groups. In Canada visit
  • The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
    Inspired by Andrew's caring attitude and positive outlook, we established the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. There are 3 objectives, but the overarching goal is to "Do Good" ... as Andrew did! With your help, we will continue to achieve our four specific objectives. 1. Do Good by providing financial support to families of critically ill children. 2. Do Good by funding medical research for pediatric cancers and improvements in chemotherapy. 3. Do Good by spreading the B+ message and helping others to "Live Like Andrew" -- set goals and try your best, show affection, and be comfortable with yourself.
  • Aimee’s Army
    Aimee’s Army is a 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) non-profit, who’s mission is for education, research and family support for childhood cancer.  It was Aimee’s dream and desire to raise awareness and educate the community into the devastation of all childhood cancers. In the hopes, by doing so, funds will be raised for much needed research, which will lead to a cure, and offer hope for children. She felt that finding a cause, and away to prevent it was key to finding the cure. So we focus more into a way to prevent it from happening, as well as coming up with away for early detection. In the hopes that no parent will ever have to hear your child has cancer and there is NOTHING we can do. Together we can make a difference. Let us all be soldiers in this fight. Be a child’s voice today so they will have a future tomorrow.
  • ASK
    Since its founding, the mission has remained the same: Making Life Better for Children with Cancer. ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization which provides financial, spiritual, social and emotional support directly to over 1000 children and their families annually.
  • Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer’s mission is to erase the effects of pediatric cancer and optimize each child’s quality of life through essential specialized intervention beginning at the time of diagnoses and continuing throughout survivorship. The Foundation provides services to children with cancer as well as their families through its cancer care center, Hatch’s house of Hope. The Foundation provides all services at no cost to the families.
  • Badger Childhood Cancer
    We serve families of kids who live in S and Central Wisconsin and N. Illinois who are treated at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.  We provide support groups, parties and social events, books and other information, informal phone support, New Diagnosis Bags and medical kits, a Hero Bead program, tons of travel assistance and some emergency financial assistance for basic household expenses (utilities, rent/mortgage, car payments, car repairs, groceries, diapers).
  • Brain Tumor Foundation for Children
    Established in 1983 in Atlanta, GA, the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children (BTFC) was the first nonprofit organization in the United States to focus on pediatric brain tumor disease. The mission of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children is to provide financial assistance, social support, and information for families of children with brain and spinal cord tumors; fund research projects that improve treatment options and search for a cure; and raise public awareness of the disease and advocate on behalf of children who are affected.
  • Brittany Miller Foundation
    The Brittany Miller Foundation is a charitable organization formed in the fall of 1995 to fill a great need in our community: providing financial assistance to families from the Hudson Valley who have children undergoing long-term medical treatment for cancer. Funds raised will not be used to pay for the child's actual medical care; rather, donations will be made to families for other "hidden" costs, including hotels, restaurants, tolls, gasoline and other miscellaneous expenses incurred by families who must take sick children to hospitals or other facilities for frequent treatments. The Foundation raises funds and disperses the same to families from the New York counties of Orange, Sullivan, Ulster, Dutchess, and Pike County PA who have children diagnosed with cancer.
  • Beau's Buddies Cancer Fund - The Beau's Buddies Cancer Fund is a charitable fund whose mission is to enrich the lives of patients and their families actively fighting cancer in the greater Greenville, NC area.
  • Chai Lifeline
    Since 1987, Chai Lifeline's mission has been to restore the light of childhood to children whose innocence ended when life-threatening or lifelong illness was diagnosed. Through programs that address the emotional, social, and financial needs of seriously ill children, their families, and communities, Chai Lifeline restores normalcy to family life, and better enables families to withstand the crises and challenges of serious pediatric illness.
  • Cancer Care for Kids
    Children and teens who are affected by cancer have special needs and concerns. That’s why CancerCare has a special program called CancerCare for Kids®. It’s all part of the free, professional services CancerCare provides, but focused on the particular needs of children and parents. We offer practical support, education and advice to parents, and counseling to children and teens to help them understand cancer. Families who live near a CancerCare office may also participate in our therapeutic recreational events that teach children and parents how to talk to each other about cancer.
  • Colorado Kids Cancer Association
    We are the pediatric arm of the Colorado Cancer Coalition. We are a unique gathering of organizations and individuals with interest in the prevention and control of pediatric cancer in Colorado. We provide support and advocacy to the many children and their families who are looking for aid and assistance in their fight against cancer.

  • DC Candlelighters
    DC Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit support group for families with children diagnosed with cancer in the Washington, DC metropolitan area (including Northern Virginia and Maryland ) and consists of volunteer parents who have had a child with cancer, and others who have an interest and a passion for childhood cancer issues. We believe no family should have to face the uncertain world of cancer alone, and therefore we provide emotional and educational support to families.
  • CURE Childhood Cancer
    Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer. The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer. Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.
  • National Childrens Cancer Society
    The mission of The National Children's Cancer Society is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide. We serve as a financial, emotional and educational resource for those in need at every stage of illness and recovery. In the United States, we ease the financial burdens that accompany major illness, give crucial support and address the challenges of survivorship. Abroad, we provide lifesaving pharmaceutical drugs and medical supplies to facilities that treat children with cancer.
  • Children with Leukemia
    Children With Leukemia was created by the Jennifer Lynn Stroud Foundation. The Foundation was established by her parents and funded through contributions from family and friends that witnessed this brave little girl's fight and spiritual triumph over the disease of leukemia. The Jennifer Lynn Stroud Foundation promotes research for a leukemia cure and offers educational, emotional and spiritual support to families impacted by pediatric cancer.
  • Children' Cancer Association
    We’re here to help. The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in loving memory of five-year-old Alexandra Ellis who courageously fought cancer for two and half years before she died on May 7, 1995. In the year of Alexandra’s death, CCA was born. Since then, CCA has worked to offer award-winning programs, along with information, advocacy and support that help enrich the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. Beyond the Cure has been created by CCA to support childhood cancer survivors.
  • Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
    Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends. Our mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.This Web site offers excellent tips and information to parents on topics such as supporting their child during a hospital stay, finding a second opinion, the treatment team and supporting your child after the operation.
  • Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer
    The Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer provides needy families, with children in the last stages of terminal cancer, assistance in creating everlasting memories. The assistance is arranged through the parents and is anonymous to the child.
  • CURE Childhood Cancer Association
    CURE Childhood Cancer Association was formed in Rochester New York in 1976 by a group of parents who lost their children to cancer. They wanted to provide support to families going through the same experience, as well as raise money for cancer research. Today, CURE is the only organization in Rochester focused solely on meeting the emotional, social, financial and educational needs of children diagnosed with cancer and chronic blood disorders
  • Heros for Children
    Heroes for Children is a nonprofit organization providing financial and social assistance to families, within the state of Texas, with children (0-22 yrs of age) battling cancer. Formerly known as Taylor 's Angels, Heroes for Children was created in memory of Taylor Anne Brewton and Allison Leigh Scott. We strive to make a difference in the lives of families in Texas.
  • Children's Cancer Center
    Our mission is to provide children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders and their families in the Tampa area with the emotional, financial and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illnesses.
  • Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc.
    It is our mission, the volunteers and directors of the Jay's World Childhood Cancer Foundation Inc., to raise funds to benefit children and help support the fight against childhood cancer.It is our goal, to see that all that can be done is being done and that no child succumbs to the disease due to a lack of support. This is our pledge and to this end we are committed.The Foundation awards a scholarship each year to a child who has or has had cancer and is continuing on to college. These recipients are taking a journey that many thought would not be possible and against all odds are pursuing their dreams through college. Funds also support local hospitals that specialize in pediatric oncology and hematology and the children they are treating. The site offers one of the first scholarships to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. The application is online.
    We're a group of people committed to working with you to make a difference you want to see in the world. Our mission is childhood cancer. It's a tough journey for families and children, but you can help. Someday, you may even discover a cure! For now, please explore our website, join the community and begin to share your thoughts. If you choose to do community service around childhood cancer, we'll be there with ideas, connections, and support. Let's have some fun.
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
    The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc. (RMHC®) is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. RMHC fulfills its mission by creating innovative, effective programs that address targeted needs, and by supporting these programs and other activities conducted by its local Chapters worldwide. RMHCalso awards grants to other nonprofit children’s organizations that positively impact the health and well being of children around the world.
  • Super Sibs
    Our goal is to serve the brothers and sisters of over 12,600 children in the U.S. and Canada who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Through our work, these siblings will feel valued, validated, heard, supported and delighted as recipients of SuperSibs! direct services and online support, as well as benefiting from family resources and integrated sibling programs and services at hospitals, schools and support organizations stimulated by our outreach and education efforts.
  • We Believe in Tomorrow Children's Cancer Foundation
    We Believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process. We believe the highest standards of service and unparalleled hospitality help create a unique healing environment, where families find hope and comfort. Since 1986, Believe In Tomorrow has provided over 560,000 individual overnight accommodations, helping families stay together in the midst of a child's medical crisis.
  • The Foundation for Children with Cancer
    The mission of Foundation for Children with Cancer is to financially assist the families of children with cancer. By providing tangible and direct financial support, such as mortgage payments, insurance premiums and utility bills, families are given a greater opportunity to focus on their child’s treatment and recovery.
  • The Childhood Leukemia Foundation
    The mission of The Childhood Leukemia Foundation (CLF) is to educate, empower and raise awareness and the necessary funds to support programs that benefit children living with cancer. Our programs improve health literacy, increase self-esteem and empower cancer victims with hope. CLF believes that by working together, we can make a difference one child at a time.
  • Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer
    Medicine of the Heart, our primary outreach program, has helped over 1,600 families and distributed over $3 million in last wishes, gifts and financial assistance to terminally ill children and their needy families across the United States.
  • Striving for More
    We raise money that we can then pass onto the hospitals in the form of directed gifts or grants. Along with the funding, we also share information about quality emotional support programs that have been proven successful at other pediatric oncology hospitals.
  • Joe's House
    Really pretty cool database of housing assistance near hospitals. Includes hotel discounts, too!. Joe's House is a nonprofit organization providing a nation-wide online service that helps cancer patients and their families find lodging near treatment centers.
    You may begin your search for lodging by selecting a state using the drop down box on the right. Or use the LODGING tab to search for housing by either city, or treatment center.
  • UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation
    The Foundation embraces and supports the concept of facilitating access to health-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health benefit plan. The Foundation provides financial assistance toward the family's share of the cost of medical services.


Last updated by AJs Dad Jun 13, 2012.

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