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Resources for Families Affected by Pediatric Cancer

No family should ever have to face cancer alone.

Colorado Kids Cancer Association is a gathering of organizations that provide resources and assistance for families affected by pediatric cancer. CKCA exists to help you find the resources available to you and your family during this challenging time. Below is an interactive guide of resources, showcasing the many ways our member organizations can assist you, categorized based on need.

We can help you:

  • Get access to care
  • Find providers of financial or prescription assistance
  • Find housing solutions if you need to travel into Colorado for treatment
  • Get your child to a camp
  • Find support groups
  • Locate sibling and family support
  • Find extra things to do with your child
  • And much much more!

Hello, how may we help you today?

Our interactive resource guide is arranged by services offered, and within each of those service areas, you will find information about the organizations that are able to help.

We invite you to click around and explore all we have to offer. Rest assured, we are here to help you and your family during this challenging time.

Fun activities and various camps throughout the state for patients, family and patient siblings.

There are various organizations throughout Colorado that provide activities and camps for families affected by cancer. There are specific camps and retreats for the patient, siblings, or whole families. Below are listing of organizations that provide camps and retreats.

Giggling Goat Child Life Services
Heroes Forever
Joseph’s Journey
Nighthawk Ranch
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc and Sky High Hope Camp
Teen with a Dream
The Gabby Krause Foundation - Bags Of Fun
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado
Wapiyapi

Organizations that advocate on behalf of pediatric cancer

Advocacy is an important topic for all cancers. There are many nationwide organizations that advocate on behalf of children affected by cancer. The following organizations provide advocacy work on behalf of pediatric cancer patients and their families:

 

Giggling Goat Child Life Specialties 

American Cancer Society
Giggling Goat Child Life Services

Informational and Educational resources for families

The following organizations provide a variety of informational and educational resources for families affected by cancer:

American Cancer Society
Brent's Place
Creston J Walker Foundation
Dani’s Foundation
Giggling Goat Child Life Services
Marc Jr Foundation
Teen with a Dream

Assistance for various family/medical needs

Listed below are organizations that provide financial assistance for families that have a child affected by cancer. Each organization has certain restrictions and require signatures from your health care team. Click on the organization for more information.

*This information is listed for informational purposes only and financial assistance is not guaranteed by any of these organizations. Please contact your social worker or resource specialist. If you don't know who your social worker is, please fill out our contact form. 

Creston J Walker Foundation
Just-In-Time Neuroblastoma Foundation, Inc.
Marc Jr Foundation
McKaila J. Steffes Foundation
Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation

Extra support during the holiday seasons

The following organizations provide support during the holiday seasons:

Heroes Forever

The following resources provide lodging assistance for families affected by cancer:

Brent's Place
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, Inc and Sky High Hope Camp

Organizations that provide money for research

Research is critical for ending pediatric cancer. The following organizations provide funding for pediatric research:

Dani’s Foundation
McKaila J. Steffes Foundation
The Morgan Adams Foundation
The Tanner Seebaum Foundation

Hospitals and Cancer Centers

The following CKCA member organizations are service providers for pediatric and young adult cancer patients:

Giggling Goat Child Life Services

Below are other organizations that are service providers for pediatric and young adult cancer patients:

The Children’s Hospital-Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Services for siblings of the patient

The following organizations provide support services and other fun activities for siblings affected by cancer:

American Cancer Society
Brent's Place
Giggling Goat Child Life Services
Just-In-Time Neuroblastoma Foundation, Inc.
Stink Bug Project

Survivorship resources and services for families

The following organizations provide survivorship resources:

Creston J Walker Foundation
Giggling Goat Child Life Services
Teen with a Dream

Transportation assistance

The following organizations provide transportation for families affected by childhood cancer:

American Cancer Society