The Foundation assists children under the age of 18 and their families from all ethnicities and income levels. Currently, the organization is affiliated with over 200 children’s hospitals and oncology centers in 49 states; offering programs and services to any child receiving treatment at those facilities. In 2011, over 11,600 children and their families in the U.S. were served through our programs!
Our programs allow children to “just be a kid again” while helping to relieve the financial stresses their families often experience. The overriding goal of the programs is to provide a “gift with a lift” to the human spirit.
Cancer is depressing to both children and their families. Through generous donations of gifts, the Foundation provides many of the things to hospitals that children and teens love – board games, hand-held games, dolls, cards, coloring books, crayons, markers, cars, trucks, puzzles, stuffed animals… all sorts of gifts that make them smile and take their minds off cancer treatment. This year, the Foundation shipped gifts and toys to 11,458 children battling cancer.
Here’s what it took to send out last year’s shipments: 204 volunteers packing 563 boxes that took 238 total hours!
Helping Hands Fund
Cancer is expensive; in many ways. Through our emergency intervention assistance programs we try to help prevent cancer from being financially devastating to families. Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation helps families in need by assisting with rent eviction and utility bill shut off notices. This Year, the Foundation provided $30,414.43 in financial assistance.
Cancer isolates a child from the simple joys of their childhood; play, laughter and the wonderment of life. Through our camp scholarship program, those in treatment can be free to be a child – just one of the gang! Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation provided $3,165 in scholarship assistance last year, helping children to experience therapeutic riding, music, art, skiing and other types of camps and activities.
Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is committed to supporting children around the world with their cancer journey. To that end, the Foundation makes a substantial gift of medical supplies and medicines each year to a developing country. Previous countries receiving aid have included Vietnam, Liberia, Kenya and Guatemala. This year, $7.1 million dollars worth of humanitarian medical supplies and medicines were donated to Ghana and Honduras.
Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation strives to touch the lives of children living with cancer with a positive, uplifting message. To our supporters, thank you. We could not have done it without you. To those who have utilized our services, we hope that our message has inspired you to not only survive, but thrive.