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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Education, Health, Patient & Family Support, Public & Societal Benefit, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Every cancer survivor deserves the chance to receive a college education. Yet the burden of medical debt, side effects of treatment, and limited access to financial resources leaves many young adult cancer survivors with little hope of attending college. Carolyn's Compassionate Children (CCC), founded nine years ago by Carolyn Rubenstein, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for young adult cancer survivors through two initiatives: *An annual college scholarship program that recognizes survivors who demonstrate leadership, commitment to education, and betterment of their community. *An online support network that connects survivors and provides a comprehensive database of financial resources for higher education. Care. Commit. Change.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Carolyn’s Compassionate Children is a light that the world has desperately needed for quite some time. The scholarships awarded are more than just money, but rather a helping hand up to the fallen, so they can rise and chase their own dreams. The organization is the dawn; the hope, for those who meet cancer at the crossroads on a seemingly otherwise idle day, that the fight is not over and they never need to give up. CCC is, to me, more than a realization and an ability to chase a dream, but also the promise of endeavors to come.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

In 2006, in the middle of my senior year at James Madison University, I had a brain tumor removed at Duke University. The cancer extended my college career by 5 semesters as I tried to catch up on all the work that I had let slip while I was ill. The CCC Scholarship I received went a long way to help pay for my additional time at school while I caught back up. This last December, I graduated and I am extremely appreciative to Carolyn and her foundation for helping me afford that opportunity.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

CCC is a great organization. They realize that the effects of cancer treatment extend beyond the course of treatment and give college scholarships to help make college a possibility for survivors whose families have had to battle with medical expenses that might otherwise make college beyond reach. The network of survivors that CCC is reaching seems to be growing very quickly helping survivors connect with one another and helpful resources. I also reccomend checking out Carolyn Rubinstein's website to find out about the book she is wrting about the experience of young adult and childhood cancer survivors. My story in is the book and I am glad it will be available for families facing a cancer diagnosis. carolynrubinstein.com/book/about

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization that helps many young people afflicted with this horrible disease called Cancer. Cancer presents many challenges one of which of which is financial. CCC helps take some of the financial burden of college from the family/individual who has had and most likely currently still has current mounting bills (hospital, meds, etc). I am very blessed to be a 15 year brain tumor survivor and very privileged to be a past recipient of one of CCC's many scholarships and remain active in CCC since that day (over 5 years ago).