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Camps

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families.

Camp Sunshine 
Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine is a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Dream Day on Cape Cod
The central focus of Cape Cod’s Camp Nan-Ke-Rafe is family, fun, and respite.

Camp Rising Sun
Camp Rising Sun provides a safe and nurturing environment to kids who have faced a cancer diagnosis.

Wishes

Make-A-Wish 
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Special Wishes
Special Wishes makes a dream come true by granting a wish to children who reside in Connecticut with life-threatening illnesses between the ages of 3 and 21.

Cancer Resources

American Brain Tumor Association
American Brain Tumor Association provides comprehensive resources that support the complex needs of brain tumor patients and caregivers, as well as the critical funding of research in the pursuit of breakthroughs in brain tumor diagnosis, treatment and care.

American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society works relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Learn about specific types of childhood cancers, risk factors, early detection, diagnosis, treatment and more.

American Childhood Cancer Organization
American Childhood Cancer Organization is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families.

Cancer Care, Inc.
Cancer Care, Inc. provides counseling, support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance to anyone affected by cancer.

Caring Bridge
Caring Bridge allows families to set up a free website that they can update with their child’s condition and progress.

Circle of Care
Circle of Care, started by three moms who met during their children’s battles with pediatric cancer, provide immediate and ongoing peer support to families of children with cancer.

Childhood Leukemia Foundation 
Childhood Leukemia Foundation offers a free wig alternative popular with young children called Hugs-U-Wear, as well as other programs to support children dealing with a cancer diagnosis.

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation
Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation aims to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education and advocacy to families and survivors.

CT Brain Tumor Alliance
The CT Brain Tumor Alliance helps local families in the fight against brain tumors.

Children’s Oncology Group
Children’s Oncology Group is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research.

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
CureSearch for Children’s Cancer funds and supports children’s cancer research and provides information and resources to all those affected by children’s cancer.

Hair Club for Kids
Hair Club for Kids sponsored by the Hair Club provides a free wig for any child (17 and under) undergoing cancer treatment.

Lea’s Foundation
Lea’s Foundation for Leukemia Research, Inc. funds research into the causes of, and cures for, leukemia and its related cancers.  Additionally, the Foundation seeks to increase public awareness of these cancers and to provide patients and their families with limited direct financial assistance.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society helps people touched by blood cancer. Contact the Connecticut Chapter to participate in local events supporting research, patient support and information programs.

LIVESTRONG Fertility
LIVESTRONG Fertility is dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.

LIVESTRONG Foundation
The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides free cancer support services to help people cope with the financial, emotional and practical challenges that accompany the disease.

National Brain Tumor Society
National Brain Tumor Society is committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow.

National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health
The National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health provides information on treatments, clinical trials, supportive care, literature, screenings and tests for childhood cancers. The Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents is a great resource for families, siblings and friends of those facing childhood cancer.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health conducts and supports research and provides information about pediatric complementary health products and practices.

National Children’s Cancer Society
National Children’s Cancer Society serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for families.

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation is dedicated to eradicating childhood brain tumors and providing support to families.

Sunshine Kids Foundation
Sunshine Kids Foundation is a national organization with a local chapter in Connecticut that provides exciting and positive group activities for children and teens with cancer.

SuperSibs! @ Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
SuperSibs! ensures that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized so they may face the future with strength, courage and hope.

Teen/Young Adult Cancer Resources

Planet Cancer
Planet Cancer is the world’s largest online community of young adults who have been affected by cancer.

Starbright World
Starbright World is an online social network where teens (ages 13 to 20) who have serious medical conditions, and siblings of seriously ill teens, can connect with each other via moderated chat rooms, games, bulletin boards, videos and more.

Teens Living with Cancer
Teens Living with Cancer provides medically accurate, innovative, and totally teen-oriented resources, that allow teens with cancer to learn about their disease and treatment, discover effective coping strategies, and connect with other teens.

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