KIDS CANCER ALLIANCE
Mission, History of Organization:
The mission of Kids Cancer Alliance is to enhance the quality of life for kids with cancer and their families through camp, recreational, and support programs. Beginning with their first oncology camp in 1981, thousands of brave and amazing kids have found a reprieve from fighting cancer and a powerful alliance of support.
Over the years, they have expanded and created new programs to meet the needs of the families they serve. The Kids Cancer Alliance provides sibling and family programs, in-hospital and financial support, quarterly events and more. And thanks to their generous donors and volunteers, it’s all still absolutely free for everyone.
Problem being addressed:
While childhood cancer medical treatments have come a long way over the past 20 years, there is still a lack of emotional & psychosocial resources available to address the unique needs children faced with cancer experience. Many children with cancer are isolated from their peers due to immonosurpression, experience fear and anxiety related to their disease and treatment, and often don’t know how to express their feelings. At Indian Summer Camp The Kids Cancer Alliance aims to give children with cancer the opportunity to socialize with other children who know what they are experiencing, teach them healthy recreational activities to deal with stress, and give them a safe, loving place to express their feelings and to just have fun.
They want to provide children with a place where they can escape their illness and just be a kid again instead of a cancer patient.
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