kidsSTRONG was formed in 2008 by a group of volunteers to address the needs of children with cancer and their families. We believe no family should go through this difficult journey alone.
Since then, more than 500 children and their families have benefited from our programs and services.
Every dollar counts! We are a registered 501c3 public benefit corporation committed to vastly improving the quality of life and care for children and their families affected by cancer today. The funds that you have invested support education, advocacy, research and local programs that enhance the quality of life for children touched by cancer and their families.
A world where cancer is eliminated as a major life-threatening disease for all our children.
To improve the lives of children touched by cancer and their families, by enhancing their emotional, social and medical well being through direct assistance, education, awareness, and research.
As the needs of children touched by cancer grow, so does our determination to help those who live daily with the uncertainty of cancer. Our programs ensure that all childhood cancer patients, their families, friends and caregivers enjoy equal access to high quality information about their illness, treatment and choices, and are given help and support during their cancer journey. Thank you for joining the kidsSTRONG movement to bring us closer to cancer free world for children!
To help the child better cope with fears, anxieties and concerns associated with treatment, side effects and hospitalization. To support the emotional and developmental needs of children. To help make hospital visits less isolating and less frightening through the use of interactive gaming and mobile technologies.
To facilitate a smooth transition and reintegration of the child with cancer back to school after a long absence. To educate the school about childhood and ways to better support the child with cancer.
Cancer Awareness Program
To dispel myths and unfounded beliefs associated with childhood cancers through educational talks, social networking, online tools, events, performances and exhibitions
Cancer Care Connection
To provide support and encouragement to parents and caregivers. To equip and empower parents with relevant information regarding childhood cancer and related aspects, as well as psychosocial issues
To alleviate financial distress faced by working families due to the treatment costs and other financial burdens. To provide social-emotional and financial support to the family whose child is undergoing bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
To facilitate healthy grieving among the family members and their support community of friends. Help them develop resilience strategies for life's struggles.
Social & Recreational Programs
To enable children to enjoy themselves and rise above their circumstances and to enable the entire family to harness member strength and renew bonds to cope with the child's illness.
Collaborative Care for Cures
To support collaborative treatment leading to cures for all children diagnosed with this life-threatening disease.
Late Effects Research
To support research leading to less toxic therapies that treat cancer cells without attacking a patient's healthy cells.
kidsSTRONG serves anyone touched by cancer during the ages of 0-20 as well as their family, friends and community.