Helpful Links

Badger Childhood Cancer Network

Badger Childhood Cancer Network is a support organization out of Madison, WI that was founded more than 30 years ago by parents of children with cancer. It was originally known as Capital Candlelighters. They provide services to families that receive treatment at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison.

Pediatric Oncology Resource Center

Resources and information for parents of children with cancer...by parents of children with cancer

Childhood Cancers: Treatment

This website allows you to look up any childhood cancer diagnosis in the National Cancer Institute's "PDQs" with information on all types of childhood cancers, along with information on how they are diagnosed, staged, and treated.

Childhood Cancer Guides

Books and guides for parents and lay people on childhood cancer.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

This is the oldest and largest of the organizations which grant wishes to children facing life-threatening illnesses. Click the link for contact information on your local chapter.

Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation

The Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation® (CCCF) was founded in 1970 by concerned parents of children with cancer.

American Brain Tumor Association

A non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of brain tumors through research and patient education services.

Kid's Home at NCI

A parent / patient oriented site. This includes information for parents, links to child oriented pages, and artwork by children with cancer.

Young People With Cancer - A Handbook for Parents (National Cancer Institute, USA)

This online guide contains detailed chapters about disease types, treatments, tips for clinic visits and medical procedures, coping with cancer, and a glossary.

Child Cancer Co.

Provide free home pages for children with cancer.

Children's Art Project – M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Texas, USA)

A project started in 1974, now with over 80 products (cards, books, etc.) using children's artwork to raise money for emotional, recreational and educational programs for children at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

N-BLASTOMA - The Neuroblastoma Online Support Group (ACOR)

Email list, includes details of how to join, etc.

CaringBridge

A free online service to keep friends and family – your caring community – in touch and informed during important life events, including medical treatment.

Songs of Love Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to creating personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults.

St. Bladrick's Event

An organization dedicated to helping young children diagnosed with cancer. Because of the medical treatment typically given, these youngsters hair falls out, the group then recruits volunteers to have their heads shaven in public in return for pledges of financial support from friends and family to support their sacrifice. This event became the St. Baldrick's Celebration, which typically is held the Friday prior to St. Patrick's Day.