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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Health (General & Financing), Pediatrics

Mission: The mission of the national children's cancer society (nccs) is to improve the quality of life for children with cancer and their families worldwide.

Programs: Program service - the national children's cancer society, through its patient and family services division, offers programs that provide a range of services responsive to the needs of children with cancer and their families. The family support program, transportation assistance fund, and emergency assistance funds provide emotional and financial support to families throughout the united states during their child's cancer treatment. By eliminating some of the psychological and financial hardships associated with cancer, families can stay focused on the health and well-being of the child. Beyond the cure: life after diagnosisan individual is considered a cancer survivor from the time of diagnosis through the balance of his or her life. The goal of the beyond the cure survivorship program is to provide the most up-to-date information on survivorship to help survivors adapt and celebrate life after diagnosis. It provides a web-based information center providing late effects information and proprietary assessment tool, college scholarships, links to additional resources and educational materials.

public information and education - the national children's cancer society provides information to the general public to educate them about cancer's youngest victims, children, and to educate the public about the services offerred by the national children's cancer society to benefit children with cancer. The national children's cancer society also provides informational brochures to educate the public on how they can help children with cancer by donating blood for needed transfusions and by volunteering to donate marrow or cord blood for potentially life-saving transplants.

global outreach program - providing pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to treat children with cancer around the world.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

6 Elizabeth203

Donor

Rating: 1

This woman that called me this morning was so rude,speaking to fast when I was trying to tell her that I just don't have the funds to donate at this time!! She just kept loud talking me and being very disrespectful and then she hung up in my face!! You all really need to reevaluate your volunteers or employees!!!!

17

Donor

Rating: 1

For years my 86 year old mother in law has donated to this charity. Being a 3 time cancer survivor she thought that helping others would help her. For the last 3 years of her life she battled dementia and several other health issues. We repeatedly asked this organization to remove her from their list and they refused or forgot or something. When they called and we answered the phone they would ask for her and refuse to leave a message. Only when she answered would they go into the sales pitch and eventually be promised a donation. I have attempted to call the 800 number on the donation slip and it is always busy. I have now resorted to emailing them to remove her from their list. I hope having this written documentation of my contact will quiet the phone calls from this company.

Review from CharityNavigator

4 Sarah46

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

From my personal experience with NCCS I can say first hand they are an amazing organization and a much needed asset to the USA. They help families that have no where else to turn in a time of crisis, great sadness and need! Charity Navigator is a useful tool however if u notice and pay attention "views" are based off the publics opinion

11

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

I'm not saying that NCCS isn't legitimate, or that they don't help or that they are a scam. What I can say is that the caller today was told that we wouldn't be donating and when they were told that it was because of their rating here the response was that they had to pay to get reviewed. A quick search of Charity Navigator shows that's not the case so NCCS is lying to discredit CN.

Review from CharityNavigator

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

NCCS has helped our family throughout my sons treatment for ALL by helping w/ gas money and money for food during inpatient treatments and illness stays in the hospital. Without their help I am not sure how we would have made it through the months that we spent the majority of our time in the hospital.