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Childhood Cancer Interest Groups

There is a multitude of local childhood cancer groups that provide support for families of childhood cancer in their area. My list (below) includes a few of the larger, national organizations as well as some that are not in the United States. The goals of these groups include support for families, advocacy for children with cancer, building childhood cancer awareness, and finding cures for childhood cancers.

Other ped-onc or off-site lists of groups concerned with childhood cancer:

Please note: I do not guarantee that all of the organizations links below are current. This long list is difficult to keep updated. E-mail Patty to add/change an organization or report a broken link. (Page last rigorously updated 7/2011.)

Name of Organization
Web Site
Childhood Cancer Specific? Area Served Country
Aimee's Army Childhood Cancer Foundation www.aimeesarmy.com yes Scranton, PA US
Alex's Lemonade Stand www.alexslemonade.org yes see web site US
Alliance for Childhood Cancer www.allianceforchildhoodcancer.org/acc/Main yes Alexandria, VA US
American Brain Tumor Association  www.abta.org no, but pro-childhood cancer concerns Des Plaines, IL  US
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org no Atlanta GA US
American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) www.acco.org Formerly Candlelighters yes see web site  
ACCO affiliates Childhood cancer local groups, either incorporating the name "Candlelighters", ACCO, or another name, are affiliates of the national ACCO organization. Find these local groups listed on the ACCO web site.
www.acco.org/AboutUs/Affiliates/LocalGroups.aspx
yes see web site US
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology www.aspho.org yes professional organization US
Angels for Hope www.angelsforhope.org yes see web site US
Ashley Foundation www.theashleyfoundation.org yes Maryland US
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses www.aphon.org
yes
a professional society US
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation www.askweb.org yes Richmond, Virginia
US
Band of Parents Foundation www.bandofparents.org yes, neuroblastoma Dewittville, NY
Barncancerfonden www.barncancerfonden.se yes Stockholm Sweden
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation www.bearnecessities.org yes Chicago US
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc. www.braintumorkids.org yes, brain tumors Georgia US
Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada www.braintumour.ca no, but pro-childhood cancer Ontario, Canada Canada
Brian Morden Foundation brianmordenfoundation.org yes Pennsylvania US
Brittany Miller Foundation www.brittanymiller.org yes New York US
Bryan M. Lawrence Foundation www.lawrence-foundation.org yes New York US
Canadian Cancer Society www.cancer.ca no see web site Canada
Cancer Fund of America www.cfoa.org no Knoxville, TN US
Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) www.cpaaindia.org no, but has child-specific programs India India
Cancer Warriors www.cancerwarriors.org yes Georgia US
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (National, US) Note: Candlelighters changed their name to American Childhood Cancer Organization, www.acco.org yes see web site US
Candlelighters groups, ACCO affiliates Childhood cancer local groups, either incorporating the name "Candlelighters", ACCO, or another name, are affiliates of the national ACCO organization. Find these local groups listed on the ACCO web site.
www.acco.org/AboutUs/Affiliates/LocalGroups.aspx
yes many states US
CanTeen (Australia) www.canteen.org.au yes Sydney Australia
CanTeen (Ireland) www.canteen.ie yes   Ireland
Caylee's Hope cayleeshope.info yes see web site US
Child Health International Foundation www.childhealthinternational.net yes Belarus (Ukraine), USA Belarus
ChildCan www.childcan.on.ca yes London, Ontario Canada
Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) www.childhoodbraintumor.org yes, brain tumors Germantown, MD US
Childhood Cancer Canada www.childhoodcancer.ca yes Toronto, ON Canada
Childhood Cancer Foundation, CHOC (KwaZulu-Natal Region) www.choc.org.za yes see web site South Africa
Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California www.ccfsocal.org yes Loma Linda, CA US
Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org yes New Hampshire US
Childhood Cancer Support (Australia) ccs.org.au yes Australia Australia
Childhood Leukemia Foundation www.clf4kids.org yes New Jersey US
Children with Cancer www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk yes London UK
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation www.cbtf.org yes, brain tumors New York US
Children's Cancer Association www.childrenscancerassociation.org yes Portland, Oregon US
Children's Cancer Foundation www.ccf.org.sg yes Singapore Singapore
Children's Cancer Foundation www.ccf.org.hk yes Hong Kong Hong Kong
Children’s Cancer Network www.childrenscancernetwork.org yes Tempe, AZ US
Children's Cancer Research Fund

www.childrenscancer.org

yes Minneapolis, Minnesota US
Children's Cancer Research Group (UK) www.ccrg.ox.ac.uk
yes
a professional group
Oxford, UK UK
Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA) www.childrenscause.org yes Washington, DC US
Children's Chance www.childrenschance.org yes Columbia, SC US
Children's Health Environmental Coalition www.cehn.org/childrens_health_environmental_coalition toxins in environment Los Angeles, CA US
Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan leukemiamichigan.org yes, leukemia only Michigan US
Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) www.cncfhope.org yes, neuroblastoma Bloomingdale, IL US
Chris Lucas Trust www.chrislucastrust.com yes, rhabdomyosarcoma North Tyneside UK
Circle of Care www.thecircleofcare.org yes Wilton, CT US
CLIC Sargent www.clicsargent.org.uk yes see web site UK
Colorado Kids Cancer Association www.cokidscancer.org yes Denver, CO US
Compassionate Friends www.compassionatefriends.org grief support after the death of a child Oak Brook, IL US
Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation www.connormoran.org yes Tequesta, FL US
Connor's Heroes Foundation www.connorsheroes.org yes Midlothian, VA US
Cookies for Kids Cancer cookiesforkidscancer.org yes Califon, NJ US
CURE Childhood Cancer Association www.curekidscancer.com yes New York US
CURE Childhood Cancer www.curechildhoodcancer.org yes Atlanta, GA US
CureSearch www.curesearch.org The fundraising arm of the Children's Oncology Group (COG).
yes
Bethesda, MD US
Curing Kids Cancer www.curingkidscancer.org yes Marietta, GA US
Ellie Savage Memorial Trust www.elliestrust.org yes East Anglia
UK
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation www.emmanuelcancer.org yes New Jersey UA
Families Fighting Childhood Cancer

familiesfightingchildhoodcancer.com/

Parent organization: Oklahoma Family Network

yes Oklahoma US
Families of Children with Cancer www.fcco.org yes Ontario, Canada Canada

Foundation for Children with Cancer

www.childrenwithcancer.org yes St. Louis, MO US
Friends of Karen www.friendsofkaren.org yes Purdys, NY US
Friends of Jaclyn Foundation www.friendsofjaclyn.org yes Cortlandt Manor, NY US
Friends of Scott www.friendsofscott.org yes San Diego, CA US
Fundacion "Natalí Dafne Flexer" www.fundacionflexer.org/english.html yes Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina
Gaby Davis Foundation www.gabydavisfoundation.com yes Port Coquitlam, BC Canada
Georgie's Fund www.georgies-fund.com/index.shtml yes, neuroblastoma Addlestone Surrey UK
Go for the Goal www.go4thegoal.org yes Ho Ho Kus, NJ US
Hayim - for children with cancer in Israel hayim.org yes Petach-Tikva Israel
Heroes for Children www.heroesforchildren.org yes Richardson and Houston, TX US
Heroes Forever www.heroesforever.org yes Arvada, CO US
Honeysuckle Foundation for Children with Cancer www.honeysucklefoundation.org yes Melville, NY US
Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer www.kanserlicocuklaraumut.org/sayfalar/home.html yes Turkey Turkey
Horses for Hope www.horsesforhope.com yes Flushing, MI US
I Can I Cure www.icareicure.org yes Davie, FL US
Icla da Silva Foundation www.icla.org yes see web site US and Puerto Rico
IGW Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. www.ourlaboroflove.org/ yes New Mexico US
International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations icccpo.org/index.cfm yes Netherlands International

Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services

jacobsheart.org yes Freedom and Salinas, CA US
James Croft Hope Foundation www.jamescroftshopefoundation.org.au yes, brain tumors Innaloo WA Australia
Jarrett’s Joy Cart thejoycart.com yes Lexington, KY US
Jennifer Lynn Stroud Foundation http://www.jlsfoundation.org/ yes Dallas, TX US
Jessica Hicks Foundation www.jessicaannhicks.org yes Picture Rocks, PA US
Jessica Moorhead Foundation for Hope www.jessicafoundationforhope.org yes see web site US
The Jester and Pharley Phund www.thejester.org yes Palos Verdes, CA US
JMML Foundation www.jmmlfoundation.org (Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia) yes, JMML see web site US
Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation www.supportcancerkids.org yes Warner Robins, GA US
Justin Scott Foster Foundation www.jsffoundation.org yes New Jersey US
Katie's Wish mysite.verizon.net/katieswish/index.html yes Montgomeryville, PA US
Keaton Raphael Memorial For Neuroblastoma www.childcancer.com yes Roseville, California US
Kid's Cancer Connection www.kidscancerconnection.com yes Woodland Hills, CA US
Kids V Cancer www.kidsvcancer.org yes Washington, DC US
Kids Cancer Fight KidsCancerFight.org yes   US
Kidz Cancer Fund www.kidzcancerfund.org yes Atlanta, GA US
Lainie's Angels www.lainiesangels.com yes Metuchen, New Jersey US
Leukaemia Busters www.leukaemiabusters.org.uk/pages/home.aspx yes, leukemia Southampton, Hampshire UK
Love, Chloe Foundation www.lovechloefoundation.org yes Salina, KS US
MACC Fund www.maccfund.org yes Milwaukee, WI US
Making Headway Foundation Inc. www.makingheadway.org yes, brain tumors Chappaqua, NY US
Matthew Larson Foundation - IronMatt www.ironmatt.org yes, brain tumors Franklin Lakes, NJ
US
Michael Hoefflin Foundation www.mhf.org yes Santa Clarita,
California
US
Miracle Players Foundation www.mpcamp.org yes Dallas, TX US
Mission for Maureen mission4maureen.org yes, brain tumors South Euclid, OH US
National Children's Cancer Society www.children-cancer.org or www.thenccs.org yes St. Louis, MO US
National Children's Leukemia Foundation www.leukemiafoundation.org yes, leukemia Brooklyn, NY US
Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society www.neuroblastomacancer.org yes, neuroblastoma Hoffman Estates, IL US
Neuroblastoma Society of UK www.neuroblastoma.org.uk yes, neuroblastoma see web site UK
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation www.nvccf.org yes Las Vegas, NV US
Nick Reamer Osteosarcoma Foundation, Inc www.nicksteamdeamous.org yes (and young adults) Minnesota US
Nicki Leach Foundation www.nickileach.org yes Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
US
North of England Children's Cancer Research Fund (NECCR) www.neccr.org.uk yes Newcastle UK
Orange County Foundation for Oncology, Children and Families (OCF-OCF) www.ocf-ocf.org yes Orange, CA US
Pablove Foundation pablove.org yes Los Angeles, CA US
Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NY) www.pcfweb.org
yes
Mamaroneck, NY US
Pediatric Cancer Foundation (Pennsylvania) www.cancersupportgroup.org yes Whitehall, PA US
People Against Childhood Cancer (PAC2) curechildhoodcancer.ning.com yes see web site US
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally) rallyfoundation.org/index.php/rally/home yes Sandy Springs, GA US
Rock Against Cancer www.rockagainstcancer.org yes Durham, NC US
Rush-Miller Foundation www.rushmillerfoundation.org yes Pueblo, CO US
SIOP-International Society of Pediatric Oncology (Société Internationale d'Oncologie Pédiatrique) www.siop.nl yes Geneva, Switzerland International
Solving Kids Cancer solvingkidscancer.org yes   US
Special Love www.speciallove.org yes Bethesda, MD US
Starbright www.starbright.org yes Los Angeles, CA US
St. Baldrick's Foundation (serves all 50 US states, plus 30 countries) www.stbaldricks.org yes   US
Striving for More www.striving4more.org yes Raleigh, NC US
Tomorrow Fund www.tomorrowfund.org yes Providence, RI US
Tomorrows Children's Institute www.atcfkid.com yes Hackensack, NJ US
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults www.ulmanfund.org yes Columbia, MD US
Valerie Fund www.thevaleriefund.org yes Maplewood, NJ US
We Can Pediatric Brain Tumor Network www.wecan.cc yes, brain tumors Granada Hills, CA US
Why Me www.whyme.org yes Worcester, MA US
World Child Cancer www.worldchildcancer.org yes Mexico, Malawi, Colombia, Phillippines, Ghana, Mozambique, Pacific Islands UK

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