C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association focuses on the everyday details of coping with a childhood cancer or a chronic blood disorder diagnosis.
C.U.R.E. was founded in 1976 by a group of parents who lost their children to cancer. We are in the trenches with patients and parents each and every day. We Embrace Families at Every Turn by focusing on the day-to-day details, the little gestures that can add up to a huge impact. The support we provide is one less thing for parents to worry about, as they are already trying to juggle the demands of their job, keeping things as normal as possible for their other children, and maintaining their own physical and emotional health.
Parent Advocates are staff members who have themselves been through the experience of having a child with cancer. Their role is to provide support, plain and simple. When a child is diagnosed, it’s incredibly important for family members to have someone around who understands what they are going through, because they themselves have been through it and have come out the other side.
While the COVID-19 Pandemic has complicated many services and programs that we offer, we have and continue to innovate to ensure the needs of our families are met. We have continued the meaningful support of our Parent Advocate, Michelle, at Golisano Children's Hospital so our families feel support and love from our organization as they navigate their worst nightmares. Our social programming has been reimagined, but our families have still been able to experience the Survivors' Day Celebration, Holiday Party Drive Up and Parents' Night Out events.
Gifts to C.U.R.E. truly make a difference. Below, you will find examples of how your donation can make a difference to our families:
- Can provide 14 families with month long parking passes at Golisano Children's Hospital or Wilmot Cancer Institute
- Can provide a snow cone machine and popcorn maker for C.U.R.E.’s annual Survivors’ Day celebration.
- Can provide 20 bereaved families with the book “Tear Soup” as part of their condolence package.
- Can provide a holiday gifts to one of our families. With added financial strains that often accompany a diagnosis, families are left to choose what they can provide for their family members. A gift of $250 can alleviate that worry from their minds.
- Can provide ten teenagers with a $10 iTunes gift card to help them pass the time during outpatient visits.
- Can provide 1 gas gift card to a newly diagnosed family - to help alleviate the financial burden of frequent doctor's appointments.
- Can provide one child with a Voyage Beads necklace.
- Can supply birthday cards for one year to C.U.R.E. kids.
- Can provide votive candles for the annual Remembrance Service.
- Can provide a family with a grocery store gift card to help with everyday expenses, like groceries
- Can supply four parents with a meal voucher so they can eat alongside their child, who is admitted into the hospital.
We focus on: Human Services, Health
Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
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