Childhood Cancer Community exists to provide meaningful connections for families affected by childhood cancer to promote positivity and purpose throughout their journeys. Compassion builds our connections, and by making our presence known, we raise awareness and funding to find a cure.
Monthly Community Nights
The third Sunday of the month is home to a Community Night for all patients, survivors, parents, and siblings of the Childhood Cancer Community. Dinner, activities, and quality conversation are always provided free of cost.
When a family is newly diagnosed, Childhood Cancer Community welcomes them by gifting them one of our Journey Packs. Our Journey Packs are a functional backpack filled with assorted items that are pertinent to the family's needs as they embark on this long and difficult journey. In addition, we also provide gift cards for incidentals, food, gas, parking, etc,,,
Childhood cancer does not only exist one night per month and therefore, we rely on our private online Facebook community to remain updated on each other’s journeys between events. All families who have received treatment in the Midwest United States are welcome to join. Please contact us to learn more.
At various times throughout the year, Childhood Cancer Community will host special events outside of the normal monthly Community Night venue. These are great opportunities to connect in a fun environment, for your children and teens to connect with others who understand them in a casual way, and parents to be confident in the safety of the environment.
Awareness and Research Funding
42 children will be diagnosed with cancer today in America. While we believe greatly in the need for a community to heal and cope with this journey, we also believe we must elevate the fight to end the disease. Therefore, we build awareness through participation in events, online promotions, and donate a portion of our funds raised to childhood cancer research.
Finished with your treatment and wanting to give back, or be involved in a way that gives your journey purpose? We have a role for you!
Survivors, siblings, and parents are welcome to connect with us to discuss open mentorship roles within the community. We believe that contributing to one another is one of the greatest ways to heal and usually have roles on our teams open and available for any level of commitment.
If you or your family members are inpatient, new to the childhood cancer world, or are desiring a visitor, we would love to send a community member to visit you to help pass the time and provide some friendship. We often work to pair hospital visitors and inpatient families by similar cancer diagnosis.
It is our wish that all families could attend our events out of the hospital, but we know that is not a reality for many families and we want you to know that you are still very much a part of our community even if unable to be outside of the hospital setting.
Resources for Families
If you’re like us, you were wholly overwhelmed by the resources provided to you by your medical center. Or, maybe you aren’t like us, and haven’t been provided any resources. Regardless, we have many years of experience knowing what is important to pursue at what times, and would love to provide you with an insider’s guide to the childhood cancer world and the resources that exist for your use.