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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 yes Scranton, PA US
Alex's Arcade (video games to hospitals) yes Michigan US
Alex's Lemonade Stand yes see web site US
Alliance for Childhood Cancer yes Alexandria, VA US
American Brain Tumor Association no, but pro-childhood cancer concerns Des Plaines, IL  US
American Cancer Society no Atlanta GA US
American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) 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.
yes see web site US
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology yes professional organization US
Angels for Hope yes see web site US
Ashley Foundation yes Maryland US
Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses
a professional society US
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation yes Richmond, Virginia
Band of Parents Foundation yes, neuroblastoma Dewittville, NY
Barncancerfonden yes Stockholm Sweden
Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation yes Chicago US
Brain Tumor Foundation for Children, Inc. yes, brain tumors Georgia US
Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada no, but pro-childhood cancer Ontario, Canada Canada
Brian Morden Foundation yes Pennsylvania US
Brittany Miller Foundation yes New York US
Bryan M. Lawrence Foundation yes New York US
Canadian Cancer Society no see web site Canada
Cancer Fund of America no Knoxville, TN US
Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) no, but has child-specific programs India India
Cancer Warriors yes Georgia US
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (National, US) Note: Candlelighters changed their name to American Childhood Cancer Organization, 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.
yes many states US
CanTeen (Australia) yes Sydney Australia
CanTeen (Ireland) yes   Ireland
Caylee's Hope yes see web site US
Child Health International Foundation yes Belarus (Ukraine), USA Belarus
ChildCan yes London, Ontario Canada
Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) yes, brain tumors Germantown, MD US
Childhood Cancer Canada yes Toronto, ON Canada
Childhood Cancer Foundation, CHOC (KwaZulu-Natal Region) yes see web site South Africa
Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California yes Loma Linda, CA US
Childhood Cancer Guides yes WA US
Childhood Cancer Lifeline of New Hampshire yes New Hampshire US
Childhood Cancer Support (Australia) yes Australia Australia
Childhood Leukemia Foundation yes New Jersey US
Children with Cancer yes London UK
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation yes, brain tumors New York US
Children's Cancer Association yes Portland, Oregon US
Children's Cancer Foundation yes Singapore Singapore
Children's Cancer Foundation yes Hong Kong Hong Kong
Children’s Cancer Network yes Tempe, AZ US
Children's Cancer Research Fund

yes Minneapolis, Minnesota US
Children's Cancer Research Group (UK)
a professional group
Oxford, UK UK
Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute Children's Cancer Therapy Development Institute yes   US
Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA) yes Washington, DC US
Children's Chance yes Columbia, SC US
Children's Health Environmental Coalition toxins in environment Los Angeles, CA US
Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan yes, leukemia only Michigan US
Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF) yes, neuroblastoma Bloomingdale, IL US
Chris Lucas Trust yes, rhabdomyosarcoma North Tyneside UK
Circle of Care yes Wilton, CT US
CLIC Sargent yes see web site UK
Colorado Kids Cancer Association yes Denver, CO US
Colton's Cure Foundation yes Green Bay, Wisconson US
Compassionate Friends grief support after the death of a child Oak Brook, IL US
Connor Moran Children's Cancer Foundation yes Tequesta, FL US
Connor's Heroes Foundation yes Midlothian, VA US
Cookies for Kids Cancer yes Califon, NJ US
CURE Childhood Cancer Association yes New York US
CURE Childhood Cancer yes Atlanta, GA US
Bethesda, MD US
Curing Kids Cancer yes Marietta, GA US
Cure Our Children yes  
US yes East Anglia
Emmanuel Cancer Foundation yes New Jersey UA
Families Fighting Childhood Cancer

Parent organization: Oklahoma Family Network

yes Oklahoma US
Families of Children with Cancer yes Ontario, Canada Canada
For Beydn Foundation (focus on invasive pediatric fungal infections) yes North Carolina US

Foundation for Children with Cancer yes St. Louis, MO US
Friends of Karen yes New York Metro Region US
Friends of Jaclyn Foundation yes Cortlandt Manor, NY US
Friends of Scott yes San Diego, CA US
Fundacion "Natalí Dafne Flexer" yes Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina
Gaby Davis Foundation yes Port Coquitlam, BC Canada
Georgie's Fund yes, neuroblastoma Addlestone Surrey UK
Gilda's Club South Florida "Noogieland" for children with cancer ages 5-17 no Fort Lauderdale, FL US
Go for the Goal yes Ho Ho Kus, NJ US
Hayim - for children with cancer in Israel yes Petach-Tikva Israel
Heroes for Children yes Richardson and Houston, TX US
Heroes Forever yes Arvada, CO US
Honeysuckle Foundation for Children with Cancer yes Melville, NY US
Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer yes Istanbul Turkey
Horses for Hope yes Flushing, MI US
I Can I Cure yes Davie, FL US
Icla da Silva Foundation yes see web site US and Puerto Rico
IGW Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. yes New Mexico US
International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations yes Netherlands International

Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Support Services yes Freedom and Salinas, CA US
James Croft Hope Foundation yes, brain tumors Innaloo WA Australia
Jarrett’s Joy Cart yes Lexington, KY US
Jessica Hicks Foundation yes Picture Rocks, PA US
Jessica Moorhead Foundation for Hope yes see web site US
The Jester and Pharley Phund yes Palos Verdes, CA US
JMML Foundation (Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia) yes, JMML see web site US
Joanna McAfee Childhood Cancer Foundation yes Warner Robins, GA US
Justin Scott Foster Foundation yes New Jersey US
Katie's Wish yes Montgomeryville, PA US
Keaton Raphael Memorial For Neuroblastoma yes Roseville, California US
Kid's Cancer Connection yes Woodland Hills, CA US
Kids V Cancer yes Washington, DC US
Kids Cancer Fight yes   US
Kids 'n Kamp/Childhood Cancer Family Connection yes Columbus, OH US
Kidz Cancer Fund yes Atlanta, GA US
Lainie's Angels yes Metuchen, New Jersey US
Leukaemia Busters yes, leukemia Southampton, Hampshire UK
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) no nationwide, including Canada US
Love, Chloe Foundation yes Salina, KS US
MACC Fund yes Milwaukee, WI US
Making Headway Foundation Inc. yes, brain tumors Chappaqua, NY US
Matthew Larson Foundation - IronMatt yes, brain tumors Franklin Lakes, NJ
Michael Hoefflin Foundation yes Santa Clarita,
Miracle Players Foundation yes Dallas, TX US
Mission for Maureen yes, brain tumors South Euclid, OH US
National Children's Cancer Society or yes St. Louis, MO US
National Children's Leukemia Foundation yes, leukemia Brooklyn, NY US
Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Society yes, neuroblastoma Hoffman Estates, IL US
Neuroblastoma Society of UK yes, neuroblastoma see web site UK
Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation yes Las Vegas, NV US
Nick Reamer Osteosarcoma Foundation, Inc yes (and young adults) Minnesota US
Nicki Leach Foundation yes Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
North of England Children's Cancer Research Fund (NECCR) yes Newcastle UK
Orange County Foundation for Oncology, Children and Families (OCF-OCF) yes Orange, CA US
Pablove Foundation yes Los Angeles, CA US
Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NY)
Mamaroneck, NY US
Pediatric Cancer Foundation (Pennsylvania) yes Whitehall, PA US
People Against Childhood Cancer (PAC2) yes see web site US
Rainbows and Roses yes Texas US
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally) yes Sandy Springs, GA US
Rock Against Cancer yes Durham, NC US
Rush-Miller Foundation yes Pueblo, CO US
SIOP-International Society of Pediatric Oncology (Société Internationale d'Oncologie Pédiatrique) yes Geneva, Switzerland International
Solving Kids Cancer yes   US
Special Love yes Bethesda, MD US
Starbright yes Los Angeles, CA US
St. Baldrick's Foundation (serves all 50 US states, plus 30 countries) yes   US
Stephen's Soldiers yes   US
Striving for More yes Raleigh, NC US
Tomorrow Fund yes Providence, RI US
Tomorrows Children's Institute yes Hackensack, NJ US
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults yes Columbia, MD US
Valerie Fund yes Maplewood, NJ US
We Can Pediatric Brain Tumor Network yes, brain tumors Granada Hills, CA US
Why Me yes Worcester, MA US
World Child Cancer yes Mexico, Malawi, Colombia, Phillippines, Ghana, Mozambique, Pacific Islands UK

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