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30 Years of Caring

About CCF

The Child Cancer Fund, Inc. (CCF) is a nonprofit organization established by Jacksonville parents whose children were receiving treatment for cancer in 1994. For 30 years, CCF has walked side-by-side with local families in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia, helping them through the challenges of childhood cancer. We partner with Nemours Children’s Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital to implement our programs and services.

PROGRAMS

Child Life Specialist

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

Often a parent must leave employment for long periods to care for their sick child. Income drops as medical expenses escalate. We help families with expenses for housing, utility bills, food, and other household expenses that health insurance does not cover. Administered through the social workers at Nemours Children’s Health in Jacksonville, Florida, our Financial Assistance Program helps families facing hardship, regardless of income level.

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 mental health support they need during this challenging experience. We also sponsor a medically-safe family retreat weekend at Camp Boggy Creek each year and provide educational materials to newly diagnosed families.

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Events

The 104.5 WOKV Care-a-thon Presented by Duval Asphalt celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2024. To commemorate, the event is expanding to a two-day radiothon encompassing all the North Florida Cox Media Group stations – eight radio and three television – to bring together more than one million listeners and thousands of additional supporters. The weeklong digital, social media and radio campaign culminates in a live two-day broadcast from Nemours Children’s Health on Aug. 22-23, including an online silent auction. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit Child Cancer Fund services.

Currently in Northeast Florida, there are around 300 children in active treatment for cancer. On average, around 150 children in the region are diagnosed with cancer every year. For 30 years, Child Cancer Fund has provided these families with practical, educational, financial, and emotional support – including new psychosocial music and animal-assisted therapies – during this difficult time.

August 22-23, 2024 | 5:00 am

More Events

10th ANNUAL WOKV CARE-A-THON PRESENTED BY DUVAL ASPHALT

Nemours Children’s Health Jacksonville
807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL

August 22-23, 2024 | 5:00 am
2025 Child Cancer Fund Golf Tournament Presented by Duval Asphalt

Jacksonville Golf and Country Club
3985 Hunt Club Road N
Jacksonville, FL 32224

March 31, 2025

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