Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

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 #KidsJustWannaBeKids

helping children with cancer be kidsCool 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 to request one.

helping children with cancer be kidsMyrtle’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.


helping children with cancer be kidsCool 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.

helping children with cancer be kidsFull 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.


helping children with cancer be kidsAdventures 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.

2 thoughts on “Helping Children with Cancer Be Kids

  1. Jenny Montgomery

    I was wanting information on how to register for the free myrtle beach vacation for oncology kids. My daughter is fighting the battle of her life with osteosarcoma. She lost her right leg in august and had an internal prosthesis
    Put in place of the bone from 2 inches below her groin to 2 inches above her ankle. We’ve been in treatment for the last 11 months. She just finished two wks ago. It would b wonderful to have a get away. We are low on funds from time off work and holding up two households. I’d appreciate any help you could lend thank you.

    1. Robyn

      Hi Jenny. Oh my gosh… sounds like you guys have been through so much. I’m soo sorry. Please contact Cool Kids Campaign directly as they provide the Mrtyle Beach Getaway. Here is the link to their site There have certain criteria that your family must meet including
      * Patient must be treated in Maryland area hospitals (Johns Hopkins, Sinai Children’s Hospital or University of Maryland Medical Center) and registered with the Cool Kids Campaign via our application which is available through their hospital Social Worker or Child Life Staff. Hospital staff must have signed off and verified diagnosis of patient.
      * Current patients who are actively undergoing treatment or those within one year of treatment conclusion are eligible for a one week (or less if desired) vacation stay with their parents or legal guardians and siblings/family members who live in the home with them. Maximum occupancy in the unit is 6 individuals.

      If they can not assist you, please let me know and I’ll try to find another organization that may be able to do so.
      Sending you, your daughter and your entire family giant hugs and healing wishes.


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