CHILD Cancer Fund Programs

Child Life Specialist Position 
Our core program funds the Child Life Specialist position at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care. Through play, learning and self-expression, children learn to minimize the stress of cancer treatment. The advocate works with children and their families, helping them to cope with the often frightening treatment for childhood cancer.

Financial Assistance
A diagnosis of childhood cancer often means financial hardship for families. Often a parent must leave employment for long periods to care for their sick child. Income drops as medical expenses and fears for the child’s well being escalate. We help families with expenses for housing, utility bills, food and other household expenses that health insurance does not cover.  Social Workers at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care administer our Financial Assistance Program. Regardless of income level, families facing financial hardship can receive help.

Support Services
During treatment and afterwards, children and their families need many different types of care and support. Our programs and services offer families the emotional, educational, and practical support they need to make it through this challenging experience. We sponsor a family retreat weekend at Camp Boggy Creek each year. We also provide educational materials to families. 

 

 

 

Meet Joli, the Child Life Specialist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care proudly funded by the Child Cancer Fund.

 

 

 

 

The Senior Class Luncheon is held annually to celebrate cancer survivors graduating high school. Congrats Class of 2017!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are honored to partner with Campy Boggy Creek, a medically safe camp for kids with life threatening illnesses, where kids can just be kids. The Child Cancer Fund sponsors a family retreat weekend every Fall. For many families this is the only vacation they will get during their battle against childhood cancer. To find out more information click here

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