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Kids with Cancer

A Kid Again

With chapters throughout Ohio, A Kid Again provides free fun adventures, hospital visitations and parents’ nights out for families with children who have serious medical illnesses.
777-G Dearborn Park Lane, Columbus, Ohio 43085
(614) 797-9500
akidagain.org

American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO)

Advocates and supports families that are experiencing childhood cancer. Join their email list to get the latest news about programs, resources and events. Learn how to raise awareness locally and support kids battling cancer.
6868 Distribution Drive, Beltsville, Maryland 20705
(855) 858-2226
acco.org

Be The Match

They offer a comprehensive resource guide to assist patients with conditions such as leukemia and MDS. Planning information is provided for all the steps in the bone marrow transplant process, including selecting a transplant center, managing costs and preparing the family.
National Marrow Donor Program
500 North Fifth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
(800) 627-7692
bethematch.org

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem at The Ohio State University (OSU) supports children in the Columbus community whose parent has cancer, by providing a free summer camp experience and year-long peer support. Camp Kesem is operated by student volunteers and serves approximately 150 campers ages 6-16 every year.
PO Box 3501, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 908-3386
campkesem.org/ohio-state

Cancer Support Community of Central Ohio

Offers free emotional support, education and hope for people with cancer. Provides a full range of cancer wellness programs and services for all cancer patients of all ages, any diagnosis, any stage and their family members, and caregivers in a home-like setting. Cancer Support Community offers cancer-related information by phone in person, and online led by professional counselors available for adults and teens.
1200 Old Henderson Road, Columbus, Ohio 43220
(614) 884-4673
cancersupportohio.org

Chapel Hill House

Provides a free weekend getaway for Ohio children who have cancer and their families. Together they enjoy relaxation, games and family time in a log cabin and explore 70 acres of land on a golf cart.

  • Office: 6733 Hughes Road, Prospect, Ohio 43342
  • Mailing: PO Box 499, Prospect, Ohio 43342
  • Chapel Hill House: 3892 Morral-Kirkpatrick Road West, Morral, Ohio 43337

(740) 360-4273
chapelhillhouse.org

Childhood Cancer Family Connection (CCFC)

Offers a range of programs and services free of charge for children, teens and young adults throughout Ohio. Many of these children are undergoing treatment for their cancer, but members also include children in remission from cancer who offer hope and encouragement to newly diagnosed children. They provide free family activities, tutoring, counseling and support opportunities.
3440 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 262-2220
giveccfc.org

Children’s Treehouse Foundation

Focuses on the well-being of children with parents that have been diagnosed with cancer. They provide emotional support, enhance communication skills, teach coping strategies, and provide the proper tools for children and families to stay strong and stay together through the new environment.
7500 West Mississippi Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226
(303) 322-1202
childrenstreehousefdn.org

Comprehensive Adolescent / Adult Transitional Care Home (CATCH) Program

Program provides personalized medical care and social support services to teens and young adults, ages 17 or older, with chronic conditions transitioning from pediatric to adult healthcare. The members of the transition team are transition primary care doctors board certified in pediatrics and internal medicine, specialist doctors, transition coordinators, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. Visit the website for information on how a doctor can make a referral to their clinic.

  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Grandview
    895 Yard Street, Columbus, Ohio 43212
  • Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Hilliard
    3691 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

(614) 293-7980
wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/catch

Cord Blood Banking

Provides free information for expectant mothers and families considering cord blood banking. Families may choose private banking for the safety of their family, or public banking to help patients in need of a transplant. The website has relevant, up-to-date information on benefits, pricing and current research for cord blood stem cells. Parents can also visit cordbloodguide.com for a free downloadable guide as well as user friendly content relating to cord blood, donating and how cord blood banking works.
(888) 894-6412
cordbloodbanking.com

Cure Search for Children’s Cancer

Offers a lot of parent and family information about childhood cancer. Parents can search for information, organized by cancer type, age group and stage of treatment.
4600 East West Highway, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
(800) 458-6223
curesearch.org

Dream Factory

Healthcare providers can refer their patients, ages 3-18, who have a chronic illness to this national program who offers to assist in making a child’s dream come true. A special trip, a favorite toy, an awesome visit from a special person could be possible for the patient who completes the process.
410 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 561-3001
dreamfactoryinc.org

Flying Horse Farms

Provides a free camp experience for children with serious medical illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, sickle cell disease, asthma and arthritis. 24-hour care is provided by specialized doctors and nurses, and the camp is free. Campers step outside of their sickness to experience activities such as canoeing, swimming, high rope experience and more.
5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
(419) 751-7077
flyinghorsefarms.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Central Ohio Chapter

Serves people who have been affected by one of the blood cancers: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. People can participate in their local events, support groups and information programs. The chapter serves 38 counties in Ohio including Franklin, Clark, Licking, Allen & Muskingum.
2215 Citygate Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219
(614) 476-7194
Contact informational specialists: (800) 955-4572
lls.org/central-ohio
National website: lls.org

LIVESTRONG

Provides free, confidential, one-on-one support to anyone affected by cancer, including not only people with cancer but also loved ones, friends, health care professionals and caregivers of someone diagnosed. Call the hotline for free information about financial help for those with cancer, finding a support group, employment issues and more.
2201 East Sixth Street, Austin, Texas 78702
General inquires: (877) 236-8820 Toll-free
Cancer Support: (855) 220-7777
livestrong.org

Make A Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Grants the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses. The eligibility consideration process is started when a wish referral form is submitted to the local chapter. Visit the website to learn about who is eligible for a wish, who can refer a child and how the referral process works.
2545 Farmers Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 923-0555 or (877) 206-9474 Toll-free
oki.wish.org/refer-a-child
National website: wish.org

Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) Hematology, Oncology & Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic

As a National Institute of Health (NIH) designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, they provide diagnosis, treatment and long-term management for pediatric and adolescent patients with any type of cancer.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 722-8860
nationwidechildrens.org/hematology-oncology-bmt

Nellie’s Champions for Kids (NC4K)

Helps make life a little easier for pediatric cancer families by providing them financial support and assistance, hospital support, family fun events, and more.
374 Morrison Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213
(614) 300-3995
nc4k.org

Patches of Light

Assists with emergencies such as auto repairs, housing for long distance care, airline tickets; Ronald McDonald House fees, extermination and/or purification items for bone-marrow patients’ homes and much more, for families with critically ill children.
Physical Address: 5000 Arlington Center Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43220
Mailing Address: PO Box 153, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 946-7544
patchesoflight.org