Childhood Cancer Resources

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 11/2015

This section includes resources for children with cancer and their families, including organizations, websites, and camps and retreats.

American Childhood Cancer Organization is an organization designed to educate and support children with cancer and their families.

Along Comes Hope® provides support for the families of children with cancer, through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs, and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness and education.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.

CancerCare for Kids is a CancerCare program that provides free, professional support services for parents, children, and adolescents affected by cancer, as well as information about helping children understand cancer.

Children and Clinical Studies from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) helps parents and their children understand clinical research.

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation provides information on 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.

Children's Hospice International provides access to hospice/palliative care networks along with curative care information for children with life threatening illnesses.

Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation provides educational resources for families of children with neuroblastoma and organizes an annual educational conference for parents and children to connect with other families and top medical experts.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supports children's cancer research and provides information and resources to anyone affected by children's cancer.

Kids Konnected connects children and teenagers who have parents with cancer so they may talk with someone their own age who is going through the same experience.

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Miracle Flights for Kids provides financial assistance for medical flights so that seriously ill children may receive medical care and second opinions from experts and specialists throughout the United States.

Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society's primary focus is to raise money and increase awareness for research until a cure for this cancer can be found.

Pediatric Oncofertility Research Foundation is an organization that supports fertility restoration in children through education, research, guidance and funding.

Starlight Children's Foundation offers programs to improve the life and health of kids and their families.

The Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation is a volunteer-run organization to help educate families of children with brain tumors and provide funds for scientific research.

The Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy's mission is to achieve access to less toxic and more effective pediatric cancer therapies; to expand resources for research and specialized care; and to address the unique needs and challenges of childhood cancer survivors and their families.

The Children's Inn at NIH is a residential place for children and their families to stay while receiving medical treatment at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The National Children's Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial, and educational support to children with cancer, their families, and survivors.

Where There's a Need, Inc. provides support and encouragement for women and children with cancer by designing and creating unique head garments to address many appearance-related concerns.

Children With Cancer: A Guide for Parents from the National Cancer Institute provides information for parents who have a child with cancer. It tells you what to expect and suggests ways to prepare for different situations.

Camps and Retreats

Whether it's a summer camp, a week-long retreat, or a weekend gathering, children, adults, and families can come together to experience new adventures, find support, and learn something new about themselves. Read more about camps and retreats for families touched by cancer.

Information for School Professionals

Children in classrooms across the country are likely dealing with cancer right now, whether with a grandparent, parent, or teacher. LIVESTRONG at School, free online lessons, teach about cancer in a way that is age-appropriate, hopeful, inspiring, and empowering. Lessons include national standards, clear learning objectives, engaging videos, extension activities, a check for understanding and ways that students can get involved in the fight against cancer.