CAMPS (usually free for children and families):

  • Comfort Zone Camp (serves bereaved children ages 7-17 in four locations around the US)
  • Camp Stepping Stones (weekend camp on Boston’s North Shore Hospice for bereaved children)
  • Camp Sunshine (family camp in Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses)
  • Hole in the Wall (several locations: serves children with life-limiting illnesses and their siblings)
  • Find a Sib Camp’ service to locate nearby camps for sibllings through SuperSibs.org

BONE MARROW & STEM CELL TRANSPLANTS INFO and SUPPORT:

ORGANIZATIONS that SUPPORT CHILDREN LIVING with LIFE-LIMITING ILLNESSES:

  • Make-a-Wish Foundation (grants one wish to children with life-threatening medical conditions)
  • Songs of Love (provides free personalized song to children in many ‘tough’ situations)
  • Flashes of Hope (provides child and family portraits and helps fund research)
  • Starlight Foundation (educational and entertainment resources for seriously-ill kids and teens)

CANCER INFO SITES:

END-of-LIFE and BEREAVEMENT:

SUPPORT TOOLS for FAMILIES (with cancer or other acute, life-limiting illnesses):

  • Carepages.com or Caringbridge.org (free online site allowing families to connect and communicate with loves ones and keep them updated about ongoing acute medical situations)
  • Carecalendar.org (free online calendar service to organize support for families: meals, rides, chores, etc.)
  • SuperSibs (free support network just for cancer siblings: care packages, etc)
  • www.2bme.org (online site for teens living with cancer)
  • www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org (online site for teens living with cancer)
  • National Children’s Cancer Society (supports scholarships, financial assistance and improved quality of life for children with cancer and their families: worldwide)
  • www.cancercare.org (professional support for people living with cancer)
  • CareDimensions Palliative Care Team (offers a range of complementary services to provide comfort and quality of life during acute or chronic medical situations, supplementing other services already in place)
  • Regional palliative care organizations
  • www.ulmanfund.org (support for young adults living with cancer,  survivors network, scholarships, etc.)
  • www.cancerhopenetwork.org (one on one support from cancer survivors)