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Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Cancer Research, Family Services, Health, Human Services

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.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I was honored to be a part of the gala event and have the opportun ity to listen to a youngman share his experince. I know first hand the support it provided for him and his family. Bear Neccesities was a god send and it allowed him the opportunity to not only survive but he has and continues to be a great success.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I attended an event to benefit Bear Necessities recently. The people were warm and friendly. Every person I meet seemed to generally understand the effects that Cancer can have on a family and how it strains relationships. I only wish they could share their understanding with the general populous. I found comfort in associating with others who could relate and help with the process. Please seek them out.