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American Cancer Society
Dedicated to helping people who face cancer. Learn about cancer research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education at

American Childhood Cancer Organization
Founded in 1970 by a dedicated group of parents of children with cancer, the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is the oldest and largest grassroots childhood cancer organization in the U.S. and only U.S. member of Childhood Cancer International. We are dedicated to making childhood cancer a national health priority through shaping policy, supporting research, raising awareness, and providing educational resources and innovative programs to children with cancer, survivors, and their families.

The Ashley Lauren Foundation
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
The Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families.

CancerCare® is the leading national organization dedicated to providing free, professional support services including case management, counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer. All CancerCare services are provided by master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.

Cancer Living Today
CancerLiving.Today aims to help achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle with cancer, from early diagnosis to everyday living with cancer, we want to help you understand your type of cancer without the medical jargon.

Chai Lifeline
Chai Lifeline is a leading international children’s health support network, providing social, emotional, and financial assistance to children with life-threatening and lifelong illnesses and their families through a variety of year-round programs and services.

Contractors for Kids
Contractors For Kids is a not-for-profit corporation founded for the purpose of providing assistance to families in our communities. Their goal is to assist children and their families to overcome obstacles that have unfortunately changed or have impacted their lives through the sickness or injury or death of a child.

Coping Space
To enable children with cancer and other life changing illness and injuries, as well as their families, to cope with their illness today, while building resilience to thrive in the future. In short, to feel better to heal better!

CureSearch is a privately funded organization that strives to provide children with new and less toxic treatment options. Their mission is to end childhood cancer by driving targeted and innovative research with measurable results in an accelerated time frame.

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
The Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) was founded in 1988 by a group of dedicated parents, physicians, and friends 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. In addition to providing funds to research a cure, the organization is the nation’s leader in quality of life programs for families impacted by brain and spinal cord tumors. We support families from the day of diagnosis and throughout the brain tumor journey. Our mission is dedicated to improving the treatment, quality of life and the long-term outlook for children and families affected by a brain or spinal cord tumor.

John Theissen Children’s Foundation
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; fulfills patients’ wish lists throughout the year; and assists sick and underprivileged children.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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
Their 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 will supply care packages to patients, parents and siblings on Long Island and in the New York City area; while providing financial aid to families on a case-by-case basis.

Love Holds Life
Their mission is to help children and their families battling cancer financially, on a national level from our offices located in New York’s Hudson Valley region. Love Holds Life(LHL), provides financial support for medical treatments and expenses not covered by insurance. LHL’s ultimate mission is to ensure children with love and life.

Making Headway Foundation
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.
A resource for individuals with this rare form of cancer — most frequently caused by exposure to asbestos — and their families.

The Mesothelioma Center
The Mesothelioma Center at is the nation’s most trusted mesothelioma resource. Our core purpose is advocacy, awareness and connecting people to the best mesothelioma resources. For more than 15 years, we have built a community of top doctors, hospitals, experts and survivors to help guide patients and their families.

National Cancer Institute
NCI leads, conducts, and supports cancer research across the nation to advance scientific knowledge and help all people live longer, healthier lives.

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

Recovery Village
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers patients a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs.

Sick Children Need Involved People
SKIP of New York’s mission is to help New York’s most chronically ill and developmentally disabled children and young adults access the services they need to live at home instead of in hospitals and institutions.

Stillbrave Childhood Cancer Foundation
A resource in the Washington, DC area, Stillbrave’s mission is to provide nonmedical, supportive care to children with cancer and their families.

Theravive is a network of licensed therapists and psychologists committed to helping people receive the best mental health care available. We also work in our communities to raise mental health awareness, lower stigma, and help educate people in all things mental health.

The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation
The Jay Fund is a non-profit charity whose mission is to BE THERE for families battling childhood cancer with financial, emotional and practical support.