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Kid's Wish / Travel Organisations (7 links)

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  • Air Care Alliance - Free Air Transportation For Cancer Patients (USA) an association of humanitarian flying organisations founded in 1990.
  • Corporate Angel Network (USA) Non-profit organisation that provides free air transportation to and from recognized US cancer hospitals without regard to their financial resources. The network has helped over 10,000 patients since 1981.
  • Deamline Dreamline is a charity providing free airline travel for children coping with serious illness (particularly cancer and brain tumours). Donated frequent flyer awards mileage are used to provide vacations and emergency travel.
  • Dreamflight (UK) a registered charity founded in 1986 with the purpose of sending seriously ill children on their 'holiday of a lifetime'. Volunteers are involved in fund-raising and collect donated "Air Miles".
  • KidsWish Foundation (USA) grants wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions.
  • Make a Wish Organisation A non-profit organization which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. It has 80 chapters across the USA and 22 international affiliates on 5 continents.
  • Starbright Foundation a non-profit organisation which aims to empower seriously ill children to combat the medical and emotional challenges they face. A collaboration of pediatric medicine, entertainment and technology producing videos / CD-ROMS - free to sick kids.

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Support Groups / Charities (71 links)

  • 3 Boys Legacy Inc. The Foundation is based in Western Australia and was established in 1998 to promote research into childhood brain cancer. The Web site includes details of events, sponsorship and research projects.
  • Aplastic Anaemia Trust, The (UK) The Trust, formerly known as the Marrow Environment Fund was founded in 1985. It is involved in research and support for aplastic anaemia (AA) and related diseases. The Web site includes information about AA, support group, fundraising etc.
  • Austin Area - Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (Texas, USA) a non-profit organisation which received its state charter in 1988. The web site includes details of the organisation, events, newsletter etc.
  • Brittany Miller Foundation (New York State, USA) a non-profit organisation founded in 1995 to support families from the counties of Orange, Sullivan, Ulster and Dutchess who have children diagnosed with cancer.
  • Cancer and Leukaemia in Childhood Trust (CLIC) (UK) A charity founded in 1976, CLIC has branches in the South West, Oxford, Kent and Edinburgh. The Web site includes details about CLIC, events, news and contact information.
  • Cancer Family Care (Cincinnati, USA) a non-profit organisation founded in 1971 providing counseling and support services to cancer patients and their families in the greater Cincinnati area. The site includes details of services, resources, and links.
  • Cancer Plus - Parent's support group (Ireland) a national support group for parents who have a child who has been diagnosed and treated for cancer. This page provides a brief overview of cancerplus and is located on the Irish Cancer Society web page.
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance (Greater Houston, USA)
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (USA) The CCCF is a non-profit organisation which aims to educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors, and health professionals. CCCF was founded in 1970 now has over 43,000 members worldwide.
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Canada (Canada) This site provides details about the foundation and includes a comprehensive resource center with details of booklets, vidios, and other support material.
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Society: Cardinal Glennon Hospital Chapter (St. Louis, MO, USA) a not for profit parent's organisation associated with Cardinal Glennon Hematology-Oncology Clinic. The web page includes a Newsletter, details of activities, pictures etc.
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Trust of Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec. (Canada) a non-profit organisation established in 1988 as part of the Candlelighters Canada network.Details of support meetings, events, newsletter etc.
  • CanTeen (Australia) A national support group founded in 1985 by teenagers It provides support for teenagers and young adults (ages 12-24 yrs) living with cancer and their teenage brothers and sisters. The website includes details of programmes etc.
  • CanTeen - support group (Ireland) A support group for young people with cancer, their brothers, sisters and friends - ages 12 to 20. This page is on the Irish Cancer Society Web site.
  • Child Cancer Foundation - New Zealand A national voluntary organisation founded in the 1970s by parents and health professionals. It provides individual and group support, patient education, accommodation near treatment centres, patient advocacy and other services.
  • Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire (USA) A support group affiliated to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
  • Children With Cancer Fund A small group who raise money for causes that are associated with children up to age 18 who have had, or are suffering from a form of cancer and who live in East Sussex. The Web site includes details of the organisation, children and events.
  • Children With Leukaemia Trust (UK) Charity formed to help relieve the financial burden of bone marrow testing and transplants in the UK.
  • Children's Cancer Research Fund (Minnesota, USA) The Fund was founded in 1979 and supports research into childhood cancer at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center. This site includes details of the Fund, news, research programs, events and other information.
  • Children's Cancer Research Fund (New York, USA) founded in 1993 by doctors, nurses and parents linked with Westchester Medical Center. It aims to fund research into childhood cancer and improve clinical and support services. The site includes details of the fund, events etc.
  • Children's Chance This is a non-profit organization that raises money to fund programs to meet the emotional, psychosocial and financial needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families in South Carolina.
  • Children's Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation (Inc) The Foundation was formed by parents of children with cancer, concerned supporters and with the support of the children's hospital to establish a childhood leukaemia and cancer research facility in Western Australia.
  • Children's Leukaemia Trust , The (UK) A charitable organisation founded in 1990 to raise funds to support childhood leukaemia services at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead. The Web site includes details of the trust, it's history, events and achievements.
  • Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (USA) CLF was founded by parents in 1952 and aims to provide compassionate personalised support for both children and adults with leukemia and other blood disorders. The site includes information about services, Q&A, events, newsletter etc.
  • Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation A non-profit organization providing support, advocacy and funding medical research projects on neuroblastoma. CNCF is based in Bloomingdale, IL, the Web site includes information about the organisation, news, events, donations and resources.
  • CURE Childhood Cancer (USA) An Atlanta based a nonprofit organization founded by parents in the mid 1970's to promote research, education and support of the patients and their families in Georgia. The Web site includes a newsletter, details of services, donations etc.
  • Deutsche Krebshilfe e. V. German Children's Cancer Charity
  • Emmanuel Cancer Foundation A not-for-profit public agency established in 1983 to help preserve the quality of life for families in New Jersey with a child who has cancer. Services include professional counseling, advocacy and some limited financial assistance.
  • Empty Arms WebRing A webring of sites created by parents who are grieving the loss of a child.
  • Families of Children with Cancer (Toronto, Canada) a registered charity run by volunteers to provide education, support and advocacy for families affected by childhood cancer. FCC is linked with Toronto Hospital for Sick Children, the site has details of FCC, newsletter, library etc
  • Football ACTS - Against Cancer Through Study (Nottingham Forest Study Support Centre, UK) A charity raising money for childhood cancer. It is organising a sponsored cycle ride around England for October 2000, to provide funds for the national Sargent Cancer Care organisation.
  • Foundation for Children with Leukaemia (UK) a charity founded in 1988 which provides resources for leukaemia treatment and research in centres throughout the UK and funds the Paul O'Gorman Centres at GOS and Bristol. The web site includes details of the charity's work, events etc.
  • Fundacion Natali Dafme Flexer - de ayuda a ninos con cancer (Argentina) Spanish language - a non profit organisation "of aid to children with cancer" working to improve the quality of life of children with cancer.
  • Fundacion Nuestros Hijos (Santiago, Chile) A non-profit organization aimed at improving quality of life for low-income children undergoing cancer treatment.
  • Gray Cancer Institute, Mount Vernon Hospital (UK) The Institute specialises in radiation research applied to cancer treatment. It is a registered charity working in conjunction with clinicians at Mount Vernon Hospital. The Web site includes details of research, publications, courses and reports.
  • Hannah's Hugs (Illinois, USA) a program to help parents of children with brain tumors, including practical support for parents during hospital stays. The site includes information about the program, services, volunteers, donations and links.
  • Help Adolescents With Cancer (UK) HAWC is a registered charity, it was founded by 2 teenagers with cancer in Manchester and has developed into a national group. The web site includes details of activities such as organised events and counselling.
  • Icla da Silva Foundation non profit organization providing assistance to families with children suffering from leukemia, also a bone marrow donor recruitment group for the National Marrow Donor Program.
  • Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Association (Capitola, USA) a non-profit organisation founded in 1998 to provide support for children with cancer and their families. The site includes details of the Association, services, contact information and links.
  • Jeffrey's Folks Cancer Link (Canada) Jeffrey's Folks is a support group for families touched by childhood cancer. The site includes a quarterly newsletter which is part-funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.
  • Joshua Gilbert Rhabdomyosarcoma Appeal (UK) a charity founded in the memory of Joshua who died from Rhabdomyosarcoma in 1994. The appeal was established to raise money for research into this disease. The site includes details of the charity, research reports, events etc.
  • Katie Trust, The (UK) The Katie Trust is a registered charity, formed in 1999, in memory of Katie Neal who had medulloblastoma. It funds research into childhood brain tumours and provides emotional support to children and their families, in the North of England.
  • KIDSCOPE Support organization to help the families and children of cancer patients
  • Laura Crane Trust (Leeds, UK) The Trust was founded in 1996 in memory of Laura Crane who was diagnosed with 4 different types of cancers at age 15. The Trust funds research into adolescent cancers in conjunction with the St James Cancer Research Unit.
  • Leukaemia Care Society (UK) A support group extablished in 1967 which provides support for children and adults with lekaemia and their families. The web site includes detailed information about the Society and its programmes, medical overview and related links.
  • Locks of Love (USA) A charity that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children medical hair loss. The charity takes donations of hair (10 inches or longer). As well as those with long-term medical hair the charity helps children with cancer.
  • Michael Brandon Young Childhood Cancer Foundation, Inc (USA) MBYCCF is a non-profit organisation which provides educational and financial support to children with cancer and their families. It is linked with Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Duke University and Egleston Children’s hospital at Emory.
  • Mitchell Ross Childrens Cancer Fund (Illinois, USA) a charity dedicated to raising funds to support clinical and patient studies for children with cancer. The Fund was set up in 1991 by the parents of Mitchell Ross in memory of their son.
  • Moonbeams - Children's Cancer Charity (Edinburgh, UK) an organisation founded by parents in 1992 to help children with cancer and their families. Moonbeams has organised trips away and meetings for children with celebrities.
  • North of England Children's Cancer Research Fund -Charity (UK) The NECCRF is one of the first UK children's cancer charities. Founded by parents in 1979 the NECCRF funds research carried out in the Northern region.
  • One Voice Accross America - A Ride To Fight Childhood Cancer (USA) This site is by Bobby, a 19 year old survivor of childhood leukemia who is doing a 4,300 mile cross-country bike ride to raise money for childhood cancer. There are photographs, news articles, and details of how you can help.
  • Pediatric Cancer Foundation (New York, USA) a non-profit organisaion founded by parents in 1970 to raise funds for research and provide support for children with cancer and their families. PCF has over 200 volunteer members. The web site includes details of events etc.
  • Ride 4 Kids - Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (USA) Ride for Kids is a not-for-profit organisation which provides funds for research into childhood brain tumours by the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. This site includes a Mission Statement, Event schedule, and a Newsletter.
  • Sargent Cancer Care for Children (UK) a national charity, formed in 1968, that funds a skilled network of Sargent Social Workers in all major UK cancer centres, offering high quality counselling, financial help and practical care to children and their families.
  • Schweizerische Interessengemeinschaft für krebskranke Kinder (Switzerland) Childhood cancer -Parent's self-help group - German language
  • Teenage Cancer Trust (UK) The Trust, founded in 1990, is a charitable organisation providing specialist wards, nursing and related research within NHS Oncology Centres. The Web site includes areas for teenagers, parents, events and details of the Teenage Cancer Units.
  • The Compassionate Friends - National Office (USA) A non-profit self-help organization for bereaved parents and siblings, with many local chapters both in the USA and international. The site includes on-line information leaflets about various aspects of grieving, plus links to local chapters.
  • The Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children and Families (USA) The Center provides support and care in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding region loving to children, teens, and their families who are grieving a death. It also provides support and training, nationally and internationally to carers.
  • The Kimo Bear Project, Inc The Kimo Bear Project Inc., is a not for profit organization based out of San Francisco, California, benefiting Cancer stricken children. Bears are donated to children with cancer in California and elsewhere in North America.
  • The Valerie Fund / Valerie Children's Centers (New Jersy, USA) a non-profit organisation founded by parents in 1976. The Fund has raised over 8 million dollars to providing comprehensive health care for children with cancer and blood disorders by supporting a network of 5 hospitals in New Jersy.
  • Tillison Research Center - Paediatric Section (Indiana, USA) A brain tumor information and support center. With programs for the patient as well as there families.
  • Tomorrow Town - The Tomorrow Fund (USA) The Fund was founded in 1985 by people linked with children's cancer at the Rhode Island Hospital. The web site is a graphical virtual town, where you can visit the clinic, library, chapel, town-hall, post office, play ground, etc.
  • Tomorrows Children's Fund (New Jersey, USA) a non-profit organisation founded by parents of children with cancer. Associated with Hackensack University Medical Center TCF raises funds to support children with cancer and their families. Details of TCF, events, support etc.
  • Ulman Fund - for young adults affected by cancer (USA) A non-profit organisation founded in 1996 by a cancer survivor. The fund supports young adults affected by cancer and the web site includes details of the Fund, its programs, a guide book, scholarship information, survivors network and links.
  • Vereniging Ouders, Kinderen en Kanke - Dutch Childhood Cancer Parent Organisation (Netherlands) A national organisation, etablished in november 1987. Activities include support of parents and families, childhood cancer advocacy and providing information. The Web site includes some English language support.
  • Why me - Helping Children with Cancer (USA) Worcester based non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support to area children with cancer and their families. This site provides details of the organization, its fund-raising events, support program, and links.
  • Wigs for Kids (USA) A non-profit organisation providing hair replacement solutions for children affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy, alopecia, burns and other medical conditions. The web site includes information about hair donations, true stories, FAQ etc.
  • YAHOO - children's cancer organisations (15 links at 16/03/99)
  • Young Adults Living With Cancer (USA) An organisation dedicated to helping make resources available to young adults who have or have had cancer. "We realize that the concerns that young adults who have cancer face are different than those of older adults."
  • Young Professionals Against Cancer (YPAC) YPAC is the fund raising arm of the Orange County Foundation for Oncology Children and Families (OCFOCF).
  • Zichron Menachem (Israel) a non-profit organisation founded by partents in 1990 which helps children with cancer and their families and also funds research into childhood cancer.

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Childhood Cancer Email Lists (13 links)

See also General Cancer Email Lists (in InterNet Resources for Cancer)

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