Mission: Friends of kids with cancer is devoted to enriching the daily lives of children undergoing treatment for, and surviors of, cancer and blood related diseases. Our mission is to be an advocate for these special kids and provide them and their families with the educational, emotional, and recreational support needed as a result of the long hours of chemotherapy, illness and isolation.
Programs: Recreation for children with cancer, includes entertainment, parties, toys, snacks, gift cards, and special gifts. Entertainment provides movies, video games, board games, book markers, paints, craft supplies, computers and computer games, snacks and some meals are available for patients and their families.
educational support for children with cancer. The organization provides a cost free educator and educational toys and games assistance to the children through individual and small group tutorial sessions. Educational testing is also performed to determine the effects of the treatments and to provide a benefit to assist in their return to mainstream education. Some college scholarships are provided to qualified pediatric cancer survivors.
emotional support for children with cancer. Art therapy, play therapy and talk therapy are available through a certified therapist to provide a means of communication and release of emotions by the patients. Parents and siblings of patients are also helped with available support groups.
Incredible organization focused on ensuring kids who are battling cancer and their families maintain whatever level of normalcy they can during an incredibly emotional and challenging time. Friends offers educational, social and psychological programming aimed at helping kids with cancer...be kids! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this organization and what it stands for in allowing a sense of childhood to continue while these amazing warriors battle their illnesses. PROUD to serve!