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Back-To-School Support
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Band-aides and Blackboards
 
This site deals with returning to school when you have cancer or other diseases. Includes tips on explaining to kids and adults about cancer, plus testimonies, activities, and separate content areas for children, teens and parents.
 
Camps
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Children’s Oncology Camping Association International
 
Lists camps around the world for children with cancer and other special needs.
 
Especially for Kids!
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4YOUTH: support for youth with cancer
 
 
CancerSourceKids.com
 
A secure site where children can learn about cancer in a fun and interactive manner. Provides children with an opportunity to read cancer information, play interactive games, and learn coping strategies. Customized by age groups for children and teenagers who have cancer and children and teenagers whose sibling has cancer. Created by the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses (APON).
 
Children's Brain Tumor Foundation
 
Non-profit organization dedicated to improving the treatment, quality of life and long-term outlook for children with brain and spinal chord tumors. Provides education, support, advocacy, and grants for researchers. Programs include Family Outreach Project and Parent-to-Parent Network. Web site includes an extensive section just for kids, with information and games.
 
Sibling Support Project
 
National program dedicated to the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs, including cancer. The Project's primary goal is to increase the availability of peer support and education opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special health and developmental needs.
 
Social, Emotional, and Financial Support
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Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
 
Provides programs and services for families of kids with cancer. Offers a wide variety of practical information, support and financial help. Created by parents of children who are being treated or have been treated for cancer, children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, family members, health care professionals and educators.
 
National Childhood Cancer Foundation
 
Supports cancer research, promotes education and advocacy for the needs of children with cancer. Web site offers many kids stories, plus concise information about different cancers.
 
National Childhood Cancer Society
 
Provides financial help, patient and family services, and a wide variety of information. The "Links" section is especially extensive, with listings of web sites for kids with cancer, camps, clinical trials, grief, health insurance, medical information, nutrition, scholarships, support, transportation, and more.
 
Wish Foundations
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Starlight Children’s Foundation
 
Provides in-hospital and outpatient programs and services to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. Delivers distractive entertainment to over 100,000 children each month. Programs are designed to restore some of the laughter and happiness that a serious illness takes away from kids and their families. Also offers a once-in-a-lifetime wish fulfillment program.
 
Make-A-Wish Foundation
 
Pays for the cost of granting the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. Common wishes include trips to theme parks, visits with sports or entertainment stars, or opportunities to work with firefighters, police officers, or other professionals.
 
 

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