There are many great organizations, who through their businesses are able to help the children and families after a diagnosis of cancer.  Below, please find links to several organizations that may be of interest and help to you:

American Childhood Cancer Organization – They are the largest publisher and distributor of free childhood cancer books in the country.  They host the largest national childhood cancer awareness event and are committed to representing childhood cancer to members of Congress on Capitol Hill.  They support cutting edge research that leads to new and better treatments for our nation’s littlest cancer patients.   http://candlelighters.org/

CarePages – CarePages.com is an online community with over a million unique visitors a month who come together to share the challenges, hopes and triumphs of anyone facing a life-changing health event. Through personalized websites, members can relate their stories, post photos and update friends and family instantly. In turn, people who care send messages of love and encouragement. CarePages.com also offers a variety of resources and support tools for living a more compassionate life.  http://www.carepages.com

CaringBridge – CaringBridge provides free websites that connect people experiencing a significant health challenge to family and friends, making each health journey easier. http://www.caringbridge.org

Children’s Oncology Camping Association – This organization works to strengthen the international community of camps for children with cancer and their families through networking, advocacy, education and other resources. http://www.cocai.org/

Children’s Leukemia Foundation – Statewide organization which provides information, financial assistance and emotional support to families of adults and children affected by leukemia, lymphona and other rlated blood disorders.  http://www.leukemiamichigan.org

CureSearch – CureSearch for Children’s Cancer funds the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest children’s cancer research collaborative. With more than 210 member hospitals and 6,500 medical professionals, the Children’s Oncology Group provides global expertise at your local hospital.  You’ll find information on thier site about different types of cancers and the risks and benefits of different treatments.  http://www.curesearch.org

I Care I Cure Foundation – The I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation supports the development of, and raises public awareness about, cutting-edge, targeted therapies for childhood cancer, so that the treatment of childhood cancer will be gentler and more tolerable.  http://www.icareicure.org

Locks of Love  – Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.  http://www.locksoflove.org

National Cancer Institute – The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.  http://www.cancer.gov

Never-ending Squirrel Tale –  A website to go for practical tips and encouragement for the parents of kids with cancer. It’s written by other Moms and Dads in your shoes—the ones that have already started the journey.  http://www.squirreltales.com

Partnership for Parents – A support network for parents of kids with illnesses.  http://www.partnershipforparents.org

SuperSibs – Ensures that siblings of children with cancer are honored, supported and recognized.  Supersibs supports brothers and sisters, ages 4 to 18 of children with cancer. http://www.supersibs.org

The Rainbow Connection – The mission of the Rainbow Connection is to grant wishes to Michigan children with life threatening or terminal illnesses.   http://www.rainbowconnection.org

Wigs 4 Kids – The goal of Wigs 4 Kids is to privide a wig to every child or young adult in Michigan who is in needj of services, as their funding permits.  http://www.wigs4kids.org

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