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Cancer Care, Inc.
1180 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 302-2400 or (800) 813-4673
Fax: (212) 719-0263
Provides referrals, one-on-one counseling, specialized support groups, and educational programs.
Cancer Cured Kids
P.O. Box 189
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: (516) 484-8160 or (800) CCK-7525
Fax: (516) 484-8160
Dedicated to the quality of life of kids who have survived cancer, it supplies information about educational and psychosocial needs.
Cancer Hope Network
2 North Road
Chester, NJ 07930
Phone: (877) HOPENET
Fax: (908) 879-6518
Provides one-to-one emotional support to adult cancer patients and their families undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and/or surgery, from trained and certified volunteers who have undergone the treatments themselves.
Chai Lifeline/Camp Simcha
151 W. 30th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (800) 343-2527
Fax: (212) 465-0949
Provides support service programs to children and their families in crisis, including medical referrals, support groups, visits to hospitalized and housebound children, financial aid, transportation, a kosher camp for kids with cancer, and more.
Child Life Council
11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 202
Rockville, MD 20852
Phone: (301) 881-7090
Fax: (301) 881-7092
Promotes the well-being of children and families in healthcare settings by supporting the development and practice of the child life profession with training conferences, publications, and information.
Children's Hopes and Dreams Foundation
280 Route 46
Dover, NJ 07801
Phone: (973) 361-7348
Operates a free, worldwide pen-pal program for children ages five to seventeen with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or life-threatening illnesses.
P.O. Box 682268
Franklin, TN 37068
Phone: (615) 790-2400
Fax: (615) 794-0179
Publishes a bimonthly publication devoted to people whose lives have been touched by cancer.
P.O. Box 4545
Santa Barbara, CA 93140
Attention: Kenon Neal
Distributes The Funletter, a full-color activities newsletter, to children with cancer.
Love Letters, Inc.
P.O. Box 416875
Chicago, IL 60641
Phone: (630) 620-1970
Send letters, cards, and gifts to catastrophically ill children. This is not a pen-pal organization.
Songs of Love Foundation
P.O. Box 750809
Forest Hills, NY 11375
A volunteer group of more than 200 artists produce personalized musical portraits for children and teens with chronic or life-threatening diseases.
Cancer Fund of America
2901 Breezewood Lane
Knoxville, TN 37921
Phone: (800) 578-5284
Fax: (615) 938-2968
Helps defray cancer-related expenses not covered by insurance.
Transporte Aéreo Gratis
Corporate Angel Network, Inc. (CAN)
Westchester County Airport, Building 1
White Plains, NY 10604
Phone: (914) 328-1313
Fax: (800) 328-4226
Provides patients with cancer the use of available seats on corporate aircraft to get to and from recognized cancer treatment centers.
Contact: Bob Iverson
117 North Merrill St.
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Provides free airline travel for children with serious illnesses needing transportation for emergency medical treatment or vacation.
National Patient Travel Center
4620 Haygood Rd. Suite #1
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: (800) 296-1217
Cumplimiento de Deseos
B.A.S.E. Camp Children's Cancer Foundation
7501 Glenmoor Lane
Winter Park, FL 32792
Phone: (407) 673-5060
Fax: (407) 673-5095
Helps obtain free or reduced price tickets to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and other central Florida attractions, for children with a hematology/oncology disease and their immediate family.
The Brass Ring Society, Inc.
551 East Semoran Boulevard, Suite E-5
Fern Park, FL 32730
Phone: (800) 666-9474
Grants wishes to children who suffer from life-threatening or terminal illnesses.
The Children's Dream Factory of Maine
Doris Simard or Skip Welch
400 US Rte. 1
Falmouth, ME 04105
Phone: (207) 781-3406
Grants wishes for chronically or seriously ill children from Maine.
Children's Wish Foundation International
8615 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
Phone: (770) 393-WISH or (800) 323-WISH
Fax: (770) 393-0683
Fulfills wishes of terminally ill children.
The Children's Wish Foundation
c/o New Hope Center
100 E. Sybelia, Suite 300
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 629-8920 (For Wishes)
Phone: (407) 599-0909 (Center for Grieving)
Fax: (407) 629-7206
Grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses
The Dream Factory, Inc.
PO Box 3942
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (800) 456-7556
Fax: (502) 584-0023
Grants wishes of children ages 3 to 13 who are seriously or chronically ill.
PO Box 21243
Baltimore, MD 21228v
Phone: (410) 744-1032 or (800) 933-5470v
Fax: (410) 744-1984
Provides a variety of special services and programs (such as beach and mountain retreats, attending Orioles games) to children being treated for cancer.
High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire, Inc.
354 N. Broadway
Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 898-5333 or (800) 639-6804
Grants wishes of chronically ill children and children with life-threatening diseases in New Hampshire.
9300-D Old Keene Mill Roadv
Burke, VA 22015
Phone: (703) 455-KIDS
Grants unfulfilled wishes to gravely ill children 16 and younger anywhere in the US.
c/o Children's Hospital of Alabama
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 939-9372
Fax: (205) 939-9189
Grants wishes to children 4 to 19 living or being treated in Alabama, who have chronic, life-threatening diseases, or who have severe trauma (burns, spinal cord, head trauma).
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
3550 N. Central Ave., Suite 300
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 279-WISH or (800) 722-WISH
Fax: (602) 279-8055
Grants wishes to children under the age of 18 with life-threatening illnesses.
Operation Liftoff of Ohio
PO Box 1094
Gallipolis, OH 45631
Fulfills a dream for children in Ohio and surrounding states who have a life-threatening illness.
A Special Wish Foundation, Inc.
2244 S. Hamilton Road, Suite 202
Columbus, OH 43232
Phone: (614) 575-WISH or (800) 486-WISHv
The Starlight Foundation
12424 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 207-5558
Fulfills wishes for seriously, chronically, and terminally ill children age 4 through 18 years.
PO Box 255
5400 County Road 547 N
Loughman, FL 33858
Phone: (863) 424-4188 or (800) 457-1976
Grants wishes to chronically or terminally ill children, ages 3 to 21.
The Sunshine Foundation of Canada
148 Fullerton Street, Unit 1710
Canada N6A 4P3
Phone: (800) 461-7935
Fax: (519) 642-1201
Fulfills the dreams of children between the ages of 3 and 19 who are challenged by life threatening illnesses or severe physical disabilities.
c/o Camp Good Days and Special Times
1332 Pittsford-Mendon Road
Mendon, NY 14506
Phone: (716) 624-5555 or (800) 785-2135v
Fax: (716) 624-5799v
Serves chronically or terminally ill children ages 7 to 17.
Wish With Wings, Inc.
917 W. Sanford St.
Arlington, TX 76012
Phone: (817) 469-9474
Fax: (817) 275-6005
Serves children living in or being treated in Texas. Grants wishes for children 3 to 16 with life-threatening diseases.
The Wishing Star Foundation
915 W. 2nd, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 744-3411 or (800) 685-6956
Fax: (509) 744-3414
Grants wishes to children 3 to 19 with life-threatening diseases. Serves Idaho, eastern Washington, and some areas of Oregon and Nevada.
The Centering Corporation
7230 Maple St.
Omaha, NE 68134
Phone: (402) 553-1200
Fax: (402) 553-0507
Publishes a free catalog which contains an extensive listing of books, cards, and audio and videotapes on death and grieving.
Children's Hospice International
2202 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Suite 3C
Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: (703) 684-0330 or (800) 24-CHILD
The Compassionate Friends National Office
P.O. Box 3696
Oak Brook, IL 60522-3696
Phone: (630) 990-0010
Fax: (630) 990-0246
Offers understanding and friendship to bereaved families through support meetings at local chapters and telephone support. Also publishes a newsletter for parents and one for siblings, and a Resource Catalog with a comprehensive list of books, audio, and video materials on adult and sibling grief.