It can be very overwhelming for parents, families and friends, especially at the early stages, when a loved one is diagnosed with cancer. Everything comes to a halt along with many uncertainties. You don't have to fight cancer alone.
The most important resource for parents whose kids are receiving cancer treatment is the host hospital’s social workers. They are a wealth of resources. You are encouraged to reach out to the admitting hospital's social workers. These organizations are also very supportive of kids with cancer. The list is not exclusive-please reach out to us with other resources we need to include.
Ronald McDonalds House provides significant support to families whose loved ones are receiving medical treatment at various children’s hospitals. They provide accommodation, free shuttle to appointments, meals and a home environment. RMHC offers several activities and great programs to make families feel at home. RMHC has locations throughout Canada, your social worker will be able to assist you to get in, depending on availability. Ezra and family stayed at RMHC in Edmonton and Calgary for more than 475 days and it always felt like home.Read More
Kids with Cancer Society is based in Edmonton, Alberta, and provides great support to families whose kids are receiving cancer treatment. This wonderful organization provides accommodation, meals, parking passes, bus passes and other support services to families in difficult times. KWCS has programs for different ages, including for Teen Groups and Girls with Tumours. They also organize programs to honour children who have passed away and may provide financial support for funeral expenses. Ezra's family was supported by Kids with Cancer Society.Read More
The African Cancer Support Group, based in Calgary, Alberta, supports cancer survivors, patients, and caregivers. By sharing stories, symptoms information, and coping strategies, ACSG seeks to reduce the stigma associated with cancer and lower the burdens on patients and their families. The organization provides education and awareness campaign towards destigmatizing cancer within the Black Community.Read More
West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation is supports families with small actions to make a big impact every day. WCK provides food, connection, resources, and mental health support for families navigating childhood cancer and blood disorders. Through food programs, peer support, city camps, online hangouts, WCK supports families navigating childhood cancers and blood disorders in British Columbia at no cost.Read More
The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta is a charitable organization that helps families fighting childhood cancer in Alberta. Their unique programs meet the needs of the whole family at each stage of the cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. The foundation helps Alberta children and their families by providing funding and programs in Camp and Outreach, Research and Hospital, and Education Support and Scholarship programs. Kids Cancer Care is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit.Read More
Childhood Cancer of Cancer was started in 1987. The mission of the organization is to create victories for Canadian children with cancer through investment in national, collaborative, lifesaving research, empowering education, and community programs. Childhood Cancer of Canada provides scholarship and recognition to young survivors of childhood cancer who wish to pursue post-secondary education. They also provide an Emergency Fund to patients and families in Canada who are a young adult or have a child with cancer and who need some financial assistance. In the unfortunate event that the love one passes away, Childhood Cancer Canada may provide a benevolent fund to support families with funeral costs.Read More
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Every blood cancer patient finds stem cell match in a reasonable time.
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