Mission: 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.
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.
Our staff at the hospital has seen, first hand, how Bear Necessities makes a difference in the lives of our pediatric oncology patients and families. The Small Miracle program gives kids a chance to have fun and gives them something to look forward to. They love brainstorming ideas for their Small Miracle and love to tell us about it after it is complete. The Family Support Program has helped countless families keep the lights on, pay the rent, get back and forth to the hospital, and so much more. I cannot say enough good things about Bear Necessities. Their support is crucial to our families during the course of their child's treatment.