What Programs Exist that Help Children with Cancer Just Be Kids?
Cool Kids Campaign is a super cool organization doing incredible things to improve the lives of pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the country as well as those living in the Baltimore-Washington area. If you know of a child with cancer who might benefit from one of these super cool services, please visit www.coolkidscampaign.org. #KidsJustWannaBeKids
Cool Kids Care Packages In an effort to make a child’s day a little brighter, Cool Kids volunteers assemble a care package with items that reflect a child’s age and specific interests, then assemble and mail their special package to his/her home as a surprise. If you know of a child with cancer who might enjoy a Cool Kids Care Package, please visit www.coolkidscampaign.org to request one.
Myrtle’s Magical Beach Vacation offers eligible pediatric oncology families accommodations in their Myrtle Beach condo free of charge. This program is designed to allow the families a chance to get away from their daily routine and reconnect with each other.
Cool Kids Learning Center offers several programs out of their Towson, MD facility including: Mommy and Me classes for current patients and survivors ages 2-5 (age is flexible); Programs for siblings of cancer patients; CanSur.vive Club plans social activities for teens ages 13-19; and FREE personalized, individual tutoring in any subject to current and former child cancer patients of any age or grade.
*** FREE tutoring is now available via SKYE so kids located anywhere in the country can participate.
Full Family Mentoring Program offers families who have received a pediatric oncology diagnosis the chance to connect with those who have already been through the experience. Mentor program includes patients, parents and siblings.
Adventures in Baltimore program offers fun, local activities like sporting events and concerts to bring Cool Kid families together and distract them a little from the cancer journey.
Read more about the wide variety of available cancer support services.