Walking This Journey Together
Walking This Journey Together
Walking This Journey Together
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Support & Resources

Find the support you need to be able to get through this time and prepare for your life after cancer.

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Meet other families and survivors who are who know what you are going through.

Get Involved

Learn more about how you can get involved to help survivors and families.

Helping Survivors Rebuild

Our unique mission is to help each family cope with life during childhood cancer treatments and rebuild their lives after cancer from the experienced perspective of those who have been there before. Your donations will enhance the lives of children with cancer and their families. You will be providing emotional and practical support, education, patient advocacy, and the assurance that no child or family will have to fight cancer alone.

Our Mission

Walking This Journey Together

Our mission is to educate, support, serve, and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer, and the professionals who care for them.

We serve all children diagnosed with cancer from Eastern Washington and those traveling to Spokane, Washington, from North Idaho and Western Montana for treatment. In addition, funds raised locally remain in our communities to help children with cancer in the Inland Northwest.

Your cancer doesn't define you. Our mission is to help you thrive and rebuild your life as a Survivor.

Your life, Our answers

Cancer can be a stressful and confusing time. We have the answers for the questions you may have.

We offer several support groups for families, care-givers, siblings, and teens. Click the button below to learn more about which options are available for you.

Teens and Young Adults
Teen/Young Adult Survivor Online Weekly Support Group: Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4-5pm. Games, prizes, and Peer Support.

We offer several resources for your child to receive financial assistance to further their education.

We have several opportunities for people to get involved. Contact us to learn more.

Every patient, family and survivor is different. Above all, they need someone to care, listen and stay consistent in their life. Other things that are helpful are blankets, hats, etc. 

There are several ways to support children and families who have cancer. Offer to clean their home, make dinners, offer a listening ear, provide transportation or sit with them while they go through treatments. The main thing is to be yourself and offer support where you can. Trust yourself and you will know what to do.


Welcome to our website! As the Executive Director of the Childhood Cancer Coalition. We have just rebranded. You would know us as ACCOIN before the rebranding.

I am thrilled to extend my warmest greetings to each and every one of you. If you are a family facing the challenging journey of childhood cancer, our organization is here for you every step of the way. If you are a caring individual, community group, or business seeking information on how to support our organization, this website will help connect you. 

From the day of diagnosis and throughout the entire treatment process, we understand that childhood cancer can be an overwhelming experience. It affects the child and their whole family, and we recognize its profound impact on every aspect of their lives. That’s why our mission is to provide comprehensive support and resources to children and families battling childhood cancer, ensuring they never have to face this journey alone.

At the Childhood Cancer Coalition, we believe in embracing families from day one of diagnosis and extending our unwavering support beyond treatment. We are committed to being a light of hope and a pillar of strength during these challenging times. Our dedicated team of compassionate professionals, volunteers, and fellow families have come together to create a nurturing community that understands, empathizes, and supports the unique struggles you may face.

You will find valuable information, resources, and support networks to assist you throughout your journey through our website. From educational materials about childhood cancer and treatment options to practical advice on managing side effects and coping with emotional challenges, we strive to provide comprehensive guidance tailored to your needs.

Our website serves as a hub of connection and encouragement. You will discover stories of resilience and triumph shared by families who have walked this path. These stories remind us that hope can be found even in the darkest times. We encourage you to engage with our community, join our forums, and participate in events where you can connect with others.

As an organization, we are deeply committed to the well-being and empowerment of our families. Therefore, we continuously strive to enhance our programs and services based on your needs and feedback. We are open to suggestions, and we encourage you to contact us with any questions, concerns, or ideas you may have. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of children with cancer and their families.

Once again, welcome to our website. We are honored to have you as part of our community. Know that we are here for you, providing support, compassion, and hope. You are not alone; we are dedicated to walking this path with you.

Peace within,

Leslie Woodfill, Executive Director

(509) 995-5431
[email protected]


A note to our friends…

You might be noticing something very different about us – new website, new look, new name!

It’s been a year filled with a lot of change for us, but change is good.

Throughout our existence, we’ve held true to our commitment to keep all of our funds local.

But we realized last year that in order for us to keep that promise, it would be best to move away from our former name and affiliation.

We now stand before you as the Childhood Cancer Coalition.

And although we might look different, we are the same grassroots organization that has been serving families with children fighting cancer in the Inland Northwest for over 40 years. Our mission remains the same – that no child or family should ever have to walk this road alone. We vow to be firmly at their sides, every step of the way.

Change is good. Change is progress. We are excited about the future and our continued ability for find new and impactful ways to support local families with local dollars.

Thank you for your continued belief and support in what we do – we wouldn’t be here without each of you walking with us every step of the way.

With gratitude,

Kim Dempsey
Board Chair, Childhood Cancer Coalition