How We Serve

These programs and services are aimed at providing support, comfort, resources, and joy to children with cancer and their families during their challenging journey and beyond. 

We offer a refuge and assistance center for families and children facing childhood cancer. Our staff provides emotional support and access to updated resources to help families navigate the challenges they encounter. We understand that unexpected hospital stays can happen, which is why we provide emergency overnight kits to ensure families have essential items during their stay.

We also provide a wealth of community resources and information on childhood cancer. Our goal is to connect families with the support networks, organizations, and services available to them. Additionally, we offer toys, snacks, and new patient bags that are regularly updated with relevant resources to provide comfort and support to children and their families during their treatment journey.

At the Childhood Cancer Coalition, we understand the significant financial burdens that families may face while navigating through challenging times. That’s why we are dedicated to providing essential financial support to the families we serve. By offering financial assistance, we aim to alleviate the stress and worries of our families, enabling them to focus on what matters most – the well-being of their child. Generous contributions and donations allow us to extend a helping hand to those in need, ensuring that every family receives the care and support they deserve during their journey with us.

We provide a convenient rolling travel bag designed for frequent hospital visits. This bag allows families to transport essential items and supplies during their hospital stays easily.

Inside the bag, families will find valuable information about childhood cancer. This includes books, journals, and a binder filled with tips and advice from experienced parents who have been through similar journeys.

Toiletry items are also included in the bag to ensure families have the necessary personal care products during their hospital visits. This includes items like shampoo, soap, lip balm, hand lotion, soft tissues, hand sanitizer, q-tips, and more.

We understand the importance of having essential items on hand. That’s why the bag contains items that have been specifically requested by parents, families, and hospital staff. This includes pill organizers, pill crushers, thermometers, wet wipes, pens, post-it notes, highlighters, and other practical items that can be of great help during the hospital stay.

For the comfort and entertainment of the children, we provide age-appropriate additional toys such as an Etch-a-Sketch, pillow pet, and blanket.

In recognition of the digital needs of families, we also include Amazon Fire Tablets in the bag. These tablets provide access to educational content, entertainment, and connectivity, helping to make the hospital stay more engaging and enjoyable for the children.

We appreciate any donations of those items to offset costs.
These items in the rolling travel bag aim to provide practical support, comfort, and entertainment to families during their hospital visits and stays.

If you are interested in donating items, view our wish list by clicking the button below.

Who doesn’t love snacks?We are excited to bring a bit of joy and comfort to the children, families, and staff at our hospital. Our goal is to provide a variety of delicious snacks that cater to different preferences and dietary needs. 

By offering these snacks, we hope to create moments of respite and enjoyment for the children and their families during their hospital stays or outpatient visits. We also recognize the hard work and dedication of our hospital staff, and we want to provide them with convenient and tasty options to help fuel their demanding schedules.

We extend our deepest gratitude to each and every one of you for your support and commitment to the well-being of our patients and their families. Together, we can make a difference and create a nurturing and comforting atmosphere for our kids and their families.

If you have any questions or suggestions or would like to get involved in this initiative, please do not hesitate to reach out to Leslie Woodfill at @509-995-5431

Thank you for your collaboration, and let’s make snack time a special and enjoyable experience for all!

If you are interested in donating items, view our Wish List by clicking the button below.

Our Christmas Adopt-A-Family program is a collaborative effort involving community organizations, businesses, individuals, and the Childhood Cancer Coalition (CCC). This program aims to provide support to families who may be facing challenges during the holiday season. Through sponsorship opportunities, you can make a significant difference in the lives of struggling families by helping make their holidays brighter. If you are interested in sponsoring a family or would like more information about this program, please contact us at 509-995-5431 or email [email protected]. Your involvement and support can bring joy and hope to families in need during the holiday season.

Our Family Camps create a nurturing and supportive environment where families can bond, share experiences, and build lifelong relationships. To learn more about our Family Camps and the upcoming events, we encourage you to click here for additional information. We believe that these camps play a vital role in providing emotional support and fostering a sense of community among families facing childhood cancer.

Support Groups

We offer several support groups to help you and your family manage this difficult time and help you see that you are not alone. If you are unable to attend in person, we offer several online where you can join in the comfort of your own home.

We host an in person Survivor support group every second Friday of the month at Heirloom Cafe at 10 am. (605 E Holland Ave)

Evening Parent or Guardian Support Group

Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 7-8 pm.

This group hosts speakers and discussions on various topics related to caring for children with cancer. If you have any specific topics or speakers you'd like to suggest, please let them know.

Teen (13+) Support Group

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 4-5 pm.

This group is specifically for teenagers aged 13 and above who have been affected by childhood cancer. They have interactive sessions where participants can get to know each other, play games, win prizes, and share laughter. If you have any topic suggestions or requests for speakers, feel free to share.

Sibling Support Group

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 4-5 pm.

This group provides support and a space for siblings of children with cancer to connect and share their experiences. The group is currently open for siblings aged 8-12, and they may have activities and discussions during the sessions.

Bereaved Parents Support Group

Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12-1 pm.

This group is for parents who have lost a child to cancer. They gather to offer support, share experiences and have occasional speakers. If you have specific topics you'd like to discuss or suggest speakers, please let the group know.