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Additional Info

Candlelighters provides additional information on different support outlets as well as more information on pediatric cancer that may be of use to our families. All the information in one page for our families’ convenience.

Online Resources

Resources/Helpful Links

The Association of Cancer Online Resources is an internet based non-profit. The main benefits of this site are gained by joining one of their disease specific list-servs and connecting with other parents worldwide.

A unique foundation that evolved from a young cancer patient’s front yard lemonade stand into a nationwide fundraising movement for childhood cancer. They are committed to raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer causes, primarily research into new cures and treatments, and encourage and educate others, especially children, to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Sign up for your own lemonade stand!

Provides the information patients and their families need to understand their treatment choices to be active participants on their healthcare team. Offers information about the newest treatments, physicians and support services for brain tumor families.

This is a site that includes helpful tips for taking medication and talking to friends about illness, games, poems, graphics, art, photos, essays, and true stories from other young people with chronic illness.

In the fight against neuroblastoma, the Band of Parents provides information and support for families of children in treatment at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and raises money for the development of innovative treatments by MSK’s team of neuroblastoma specialists.

Founded by parents of children with cancer, this organization offers support services for young people who have cancer or who have survived cancer as well as families of childhood cancer patients. The ACCO maintains an information library and regularly publishes newsletters that discuss issues related to childhood cancer.

Free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.

Free patient blogs that connect friends and family during a health challenge.

A non-profit organization founded in 1988 by dedicated parents, physicians and friends, their mission is to improve the treatment, quality of life and the long term outlook for children with brain and spinal cord tumors through research, support, education, and advocacy to families and survivors.

Committed to supporting children diagnosed with neuroblastoma and their families, CNCF hosts the annual Neuroblastoma Conference for Families and Caregivers and provides funding for new and advanced research studies.

Arranges free air transportation for cancer patients traveling to treatment using the empty seats on corporate jets. Children traveling for treatment may be accompanied by two adult caregivers (it is not necessary that both parents of the child be caregivers, aunts, uncles, grandparents and family friends can travel as a caregiver).

Find information related to specific cancer type, stages of treatment and age group, as well as tips on navigating the healthcare system and how to get support.

Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses through the United States.

Hopecam helps connect homebound children undergoing treatment for cancer with their friends at school using laptops, high speed internet connections and webcameras.

Dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Locks of Love is a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children 18 years and younger suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

Lotsa Helping Hands was created to support family caregivers and volunteers by empowering their circles of community who are eager to help those in need.

Mission is to enrich the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions through its wish-granting work.

The oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected authentic voice at the federal level that advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.

An organization dedicated to advocating for the children who suffer from neuroblastoma and serving as a support center for their families.

his site offers general information that will allow you to find facts about your child’s diagnosis and treatment. It includes many relevant references on a variety of topics and childhood cancers.

Dedicated to supporting the search for the cause of and cure for childhood brain tumors.

A non-profit organization that creates interactive, engaging programs to help children, teens and families cope with the challenges of living with a serious illness. All programs are provided free of charge to children, teens and families.

An interactive web site for teenagers who have been diagnosed with cancer as well as their friends and family.

Additional Support Outlets

Candlelighters will co-host the Cancer 180 Survivorship Symposium in June 2013. The symposium is open to all young adult cancer patients, survivors, caregiver and family members. We are looking for young adult cancer survivors who would like to participate. Please call Beate at 544-2222 for more information. Visit facebook.com/cancer180 to see what other cities in Texas are doing.

his is a service provided by Imerman Angels to those going through the difficult journey of cancer. Candlelighters wishes to share this support outlet to our families. Click on the Imerman Angels logo for more details.

“Imerman Angels careful matches and individually pairs a person touched by cancer (a cancer flighter or survivor) with something who has fought and survived the same type of cancer (a Mentor Angel). Cancer caregivers (spouses, parents, children and other family and friends of fighters) also receive 1-on-1 connections with other caregivers and survivors. These 1-on-1 relationships inspire hope and offer the chance to ask personal questions and receive support from someone who is uniquely familiar with the experience. The service is absolutely free and helps anyone touched by any type of cancer, at any cancer stage level, at any age, living anywhere in the world.”

- Imerman Angels