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Phone: 312-214-1200
55 W. Wacker Drive
Suite 1100

Illinois 60601
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Target demographics: Children 0-19 battling cancer and their immediate families

Geographic areas served: Local and National

Programs: Bear Hugs. A Bear Hug is a customized experience that brightens the life of a child going through cancer. The Bear Hugs Program also provides immediate family support for financial burden and essential needs. The Bear Discoveries Program awards medical research grants nationwide primarily to junior investigative researchers who make meaningful advancements and discoveries towards finding a cure and therapies for various types of pediatric cancer.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization dedicated to elimintate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.

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My daughter was diagnosed with cancer at age 12, before that she was a phenomenal athlete. She loves sports! She is a wrestler, a softball/baseball player and dabbled in soccer, floor hockey, volleyball etc. She was very disappointed when she couldn't play sports anymore, so she started ... more »
I have been on the Auxiliary Board for 2 years and a volunteer prior to that helping in the office and with off site events. What I love most about this organization is the ability to interact with the families that we serve... more »
I have had the opportunity to work with Bear Necessities on multiple events and every time they have been amazing and leave me anticipating the next one... more »
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