Support, Advocacy & Resources

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org

American Cancer Society is an international organization dedicated to eliminating cancer by funding research, promoting education and diminishing suffering.

American Childhood Cancer Organization
www.acco.org

American Childhood Cancer Organization (previously Candlelighters) is a national organization that provides programs and services for families of children and adolescents with cancer. It addresses the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, and research. It also supports families through affiliate local organizations.

The Ashley Lauren Foundation
www.ashleylaurenfoundation.org
Founded by the mother of a Wilms Tumor survivor, The Ashley Lauren Foundation has a passion to make a difference in the lives of pediatric cancer families who live in New Jersey. Its programs include Birthday Brigade, Making Dreams Come True, and hospital parties, among others.

Believe In Tomorrow
believeintomorrow.org
Believe In Tomorrow provides hospital and respite housing services to critically-ill children and their families with clean, comfortable facilities that serve as a tool for families to rejuvenate and reconnect.

CancerCare
www.cancercare.org

CancerCare is a national organization that provides free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: cancer patients, caregivers, children, loved ones, and the bereaved. Its programs include counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance and practical help are provided by professional oncology social workers.

CancerHawk
www.cancerhawk.com

CancerHawk connects patients and caregivers with the services, products and no-nonsense expertise they need to make their cancer journeys easier.

Chai Lifeline
www.chailifeline.org

Chai Lifeline provides support services, school and community education, counseling and bereavement support to Jewish children with cancer and other genetic diseases and their families.

CureSearch
www.curesearch.org

CureSearch unites the world's largest childhood cancer research organization, the Children's Oncology Group, and the National Childhood Cancer Foundation through their mission to cure childhood cancer. For parents and families, the website provides specific information and resources for when cancer patients are newly diagnosed, in-treatment, end of treatment and survivorship.

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
www.cbtf.org

The mission of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation 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. To support this goal, CBFT programs include a toll-free support hotline, and sharing family experiences through their Family 2 Family Network, as well as through special events.

John Theissen Children's Foundation
www.jtcf.org

The organization provides therapeutic and recreational equipment to hospitals and childcare facilities; supports families with financial assistance to defray medical expenses; offers toys to sick and needy children during the holiday season; and fulfills patients' wish lists throughout the year.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Its Information Resource Center provides accurate, current disease information and support.

The Lexiebean Foundation
www.lexiebeanfoundation.org
Our mission is to help ease the financial and emotional burdens that childhood cancer places upon a family, while providing comfort to children as they cope with the extended hospital stays often associated with their illness. The Lexiebean Foundation supplies care packages to patients, parents and their siblings, and provide financial aid to families on a case-by-case basis.

Love Holds Life
www.loveholdslife.org
Love Holds Life's mission is to help children battling cancer and their families living in the New York Hudson Valley with their medical expenses.

Making Headway Foundation
www.makingheadway.org

The Making Headway Foundation is dedicated to the comfort and care of children with brain and spinal cord tumors. Making Headway Foundation is affiliated with the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Medical Center in New York City.

Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance
www.mesothelioma.com
A resource for individuals with this rare form of cancer -- most frequently caused by exposure to asbestos -- and their families.

The Mesothelioma Center
www.asbestos.com

Rare in children, this cancer can be latent for many years.

A Mother's Kiss
www.amotherskiss.org
A Mother's Kiss was formed for the purpose of providing emotional and financial support to the families of childhood cancer patients in the Long Island and Metro-New York area.

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/coping/familyfriends
Tips and information for caregivers, family and friends of a cancer patient.

National Children’s Cancer Society
www.children-cancer.org

The mission of the National Children's Cancer Society is to provide financial, emotional, educational and medical resources for those in need at every stage of their illness and recovery. They provide financial assistance for medical expenses and household bills, and their affiliated group Beyond the Cure helps survivors address issues such as medical and educational late effects, healthy living and advocacy.

Sick Children Need Involved People
www.skipofny.org

SKIP, a New York City organization, assists medically fragile and developmentally disabled children to live at home with their families rather than in an institution. SKIP provides advocacy services and case management.

Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation
www.stillbrave.org

A resource in the Washington, DC area, ​Stillbrave’s mission is to provide non-medical, supportive care to children with cancer and their families.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation
tcjayfund.org

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation partners with Friends of Karen to assist children with leukemia and other cancers and their families by providing emotional and financial support to help reduce the stress associated with treatment and improve their quality of life. The TCJ Fund provides support for families living in counties in North Florida and South Georgia and partners with Friends of Karen in the five boroughs of New York City and in parts of New Jersey.