Families affected by childhood cancer, please connect with Mary Phillipo, Family Liaison at 403.984.1227 or email.
Kids Cancer Care helps children and families by offering programs and funding in the following key areas:
- Research and Hospital;
- Education Support and Scholarships; and
- Camp and Outreach.
We are committed to being a catalyst for groundbreaking pediatric cancer research and providing hospital support programs to ensure that Alberta families receive the best hospital care right here in the province.
The new Kids Cancer Care Education Support Program, launched in February 2016, will help address some of these issues by offering young people disadvantaged by cancer a full range of program and services during their primary and secondary school years. When they are ready for post-secondary education, the Derek Wandzura Memorial Scholarship for childhood cancer survivors and patients helps them move beyond cancer and pursue their dreams.
Our outreach programs, offered all year long, are designed to help young people and their parents escape the demands of cancer, if only for an evening or afternoon, while building the friendships and resources they need while on their cancer journey and beyond.
And, of course, there’s where it all began: camp. Our camp programs are uniquely designed to help kids deal with the physical, social and psychological effects of childhood cancer. These programs are also open to siblings who often struggle with feelings of isolation and jealousy as parents shift much-needed attention to their sick child. We also provide a camp program for children who have had a parent diagnosed with cancer.
“Kids Cancer Care was there from the beginning. They seem to understand that dealing with a disease like this is a long-term issue for the family, and that support is really very important for many months and years after a major event like this transforms a family.”Parent of childhood cancer survivor