Circle of Champions
CCRF Champions exemplify Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation's mission to create smiles, inspire hope, and rediscover childhood! The partnership of these organizations allows CCRF to deliver life-giving programs to children and their families facing the hardships of a cancer diagnosis.
Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with the Sempra Employee Giving Network (SEGN), based in San Diego, California. Sempra Employee Giving Network (SEGN) is a 501(c)(3) charity established by the employees of Sempra Energy, a network energy services companies. With the grant from SEGN, CCRF will be able to provide at least seven families of children undergoing treatment with financial assistance during their battle with pediatric cancer. Families of children being treated at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego will receive assistance during this unimaginably difficult time.
Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with the Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Lindback Foundation has sponsored CCRF’s three valuable core programs: Bear-Able Gifts, the Helping Hands Fund, and the Camp Scholarship program. With the grant from the Lindback Foundation, CCRF will be able to provide gifts for children in the hospital receiving treatment for cancer, provide their families with financial assistance during this most trying of times, or send those children to camp when they have achieved remission.
Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation is proud to announce a new partnership with the Josiah W. and Bessie H. Kline Foundation of Harrisburg! The Kline Foundation, a force for good in the Harrisburg area since 1952, has sponsored CCRF’s valuable Camp Scholarship program. The Camp Scholarship program provides children in remission from pediatric cancers the opportunity to reconnect with friends and activities they may have missed during their treatments. On a rolling basis, CCRF accepts applications and provides scholarships for children to attend the recreational camp of any type – outdoor activities, sports, music, art – anything the child has wished they could do while undergoing difficult cancer treatments. With the grant from the Kline Foundation, CCRF will be able to send at least 5 children to camp this summer!
Janssen Biotech has been leading the healthcare/biotechnology field for over 30 years. The company was “built upon a rich legacy of innovative "firsts," [and] pursues innovative solutions in the therapeutic areas of immunology, oncology, and nephrology. With the same unwavering passion for new challenges, [Janssen Biotech] dedicate ourselves to delivering solutions for these disease states where unmet needs continue to exist.” Janssen Biotech, Inc. is dedicated to improving the lives of children within the Janssen corporate footprint. This includes Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania, New Castle county in Delaware, and Camden county in New Jersey. This worthy pursuit dovetails with the purpose of CCRF, resulting in a vitally productive partnership.
The Hershey Company was founded by Milton Hershey in 1894, and has grown to be the leading chocolate manufacturer in North America today. In addition to its famous chocolates and other candies, the Hershey Company produces baking ingredients, chocolate drink mixes, peanut butter, dessert toppings and beverages. With facilities in Central Pennsylvania, Stuart’s Draft, Virginia, and Robinson, Illinois, and across the globe, the Hersey Company’s impact and dedication to corporate giving is felt worldwide.
John Crain Kunkel was a public servant from the Susquehanna Valley.
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Mr. Kunkel served nine terms in Washington, DC, as a Member of the House of Representatives. He also served as Dauphin County Commissioner.
The John Crain Kunkel Foundation grew out of Mr. Kunkel’s belief in the value of all lives. The Foundation, formed in 1969, supports organizations in Central Pennsylvania and beyond which work to further this ideal.
Speedway Children's Charities (SCC) was founded by Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports and Sonic Automotive, as a memoriam and legacy to his son, Bruton Cameron Smith, who passed away at a very young age.
Given his experience, Smith became passionate about wanting to help children in need and Speedway Children's Charities was created focusing on communities surrounding SMI speedways.
"Our sole concern at SCC is to help a child in need," says Smith.
SCC went national in 1982, and throughout the years has grown to funding thousands of organizations nationwide that help children directly with everything from educational support to the basic need of a coat or a simple meal.