Mission: To assist and support children suffering with cancer and their families.
Programs: To relieve distress and suffering by providing aid, funds, "in-kind" grants, support, and financial assistance to children suffering from cancer and other life threatening diseases or conditions. To disseminate health related information regarding the prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer and other life threatening diseases or conditions in children. To distribute medical, "in-kind," and other supplies to individuals and agencies which aid the ill, needy, and children.
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I am angry at the solicitation tactics of this organization. The person who initially spoke with me asked me if I wanted to donate $30 as I had in the past. I said yes, but then went back and checked all my records (my husband donates sometimes, when solicitors call for me). I had NEVER donated. When I went to my online account to make out the donation, I noticed that there was no Children's Cancer Fund of America set up as a recognized payee--but that there was a Children's Cancer RESEARCH Fund. The names are very close--but NOT the same. I have received two letters since then; tonight I left a message as to my doubts of their legitimate purpose at the "personal donor page" they have set up for me.