Programs & Services
CURE Childhood Cancer
Programs and services include new diagnosis travel totes, Candlelighters publications, continuing education programs for caregivers, monthly support group meetings, affiliate newsletter, portrait photography service to diagnosed children, family events, research.
1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 317
Atlanta, GA 30341-1000
Contact: Kristin Connor, Executive Director
Fax: (770) 986-0038
Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation
Features programs to assist children and their families through the emotional, financial and social effects of childhood cancer and they offer camp schlorships up to $400 to a camp of your choice.
249 Lincoln Way East
New Oxford, PA 17350
Children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who are battling a life-threatening medical condition are eligible for a wish.
Children can be referred by a medical professional currently treating the child, the child’s parents/guardians or the child him- or herself.
There is no cost to the family. Through the support of generous donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish Georgia is able to provide magical experiences to hundreds of children each year.
1775 The Exchange SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Ph: (770) 916-9474
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Camps and Retreats for Families and Children Affected by Cancer
Light House Family Retreat
Serving families living through childhood cancer by creating environments on seaside retreats where they can rest, reconnect, experience joy, and find hope in God
4470 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30338
A two week summer camp with year round family programs currently serving over 700 children with cancer as well as their families.
AGE RANGE: 0-23
1850 Clairmont Rd.
Decatur, GA 30033
Red Carpet Day
A four-day retreat for teens with cancer including a visit to a theme park, day spa and social events to bond with other teens who share their experiences.
AGE RANGE: 13-19/COST: FREE
Heart of Passion, Inc.
155 Chaparral Trace
Tyrone, GA 30290
Blue Skies is a ministry that offers weeklong beach retreats to lift families above the clouds of childhood cancer. Our mission is to bring the hope of Christ to families.
1000 Whitlock Ave.
Ste. 320, #234
Marietta, GA 30064
Hilton Head Heroes
Bringing families with children between the ages of 2-16 suffering from life threatening illnesses to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina for a resort vacation. Children are referred to our program through doctors, healthcare providers and hospital administrators. The families are housed in the Hilton Head Island HERO house located in Sea Pines
P.O. Box 6689, Hilton Head, SC 29938
Cruising Against Cancer
Primary goal is to raise funds for cancer research and provide vacation cruises for cancer victims, survivors and their immediate families.
Government Sources of Financial Help for Cancer Patients in Georgia
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Information on public assistance and food stamps
Check phonebook for your local office
Social Security Administration
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Financial Resources for Cancer Patients in Georgia
In addition to these governmental programs there are a number of private organizations both national and local that offer financial support for cancer patients. The groups below are a great place to start:
National Children’s Cancer Society(National)
The National Children’s Cancer Society helps children with cancer and their families by providing financial assistance, advocacy, education, and emotional support.
The National Children’s Cancer Society
1015 Locust, Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63101
314.241.1600 (telephone) or 1-800-FAMILY
American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329-4251
Has a national network of employees and volunteers who implement research, education, and patient service programs. Although programs differ according to state and province, some widely available programs are patient-to-patient visitation, transportation to appointments, housing near treatment centers, equipment and supplies, support groups, literature on a large variety of topics, summer camps for children with cancer, research and educational programs.
Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition
A coalition of 14 member organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Lyphoma Research Foundation and many more that have come together to provide a resource for cancer patients in need of financial assistance. Website provides a database of available help based on diagnosis and type of need, specific to the patient’s zip code.
About Cancer Care: Nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to those with cancer, as well as connections with other financial assistance resources. Funding is available for transportation, home care, and child care.
Jay’s HOPE 4 Kids With Cancer
About Jay’s HOPE 4 Kids With Cancer: Jay’s HOPE 4 Kids With Cancer The mission of Jay’s HOPE is to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families in Georgia by extending HOPE through emotional, spiritual, social, educational and financial support. The Bowen Story Fund is part of Jay’s HOPE 4 Kids With Cancer. The Bowen Story Fund is dedicated to enhancing the lives of the families of pediatric cancer patients by providing help, care and support during emergency hospitalizations and long-term stays. The Fund offers meals, gas cards, and temporary lodging assistance to families who are receiving cancer treatment more than 50 miles away from their home, primarily concentrating on families at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Georgia Chapter
(404) 720-7900; (770) 438-6006
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Georgia Chapter is an organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Georgia Chapter serves residents who have been touched by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Survivorlink is a website designed to increase awareness and knowledge about the life-long healthcare needs of pediatric cancer survivors and to increase communication about the specific healthcare needs of individual survivors between: survivor and family, cancer survivor team, primary care provider and healthcare subspecialist.
Special Programs for Uninsured, Low-Income Cancer Patients in Georgia
The state of Georgia has a helpful online cancer information center called http://www.GeorgiaCancerInfo.org that offers a wealth of information about clinical trials, physicians, treatment sites and payment assistance, including contact information for drug companies that offer access for people who are uninsured, low-income and in need of treatment, as well as other advocacy resources. The state also has a CSA (Cancer State Aid) program that provides helpful information on financial assistance resources for cancer care and prevention.