Nominate yourself of someone you know so they can have the gift of attending a music concert. This organization reviews and grants these wishes and allows children to have opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise. Their mission is to inspire hope and healing through the power of music by supporting music therapy and providing live music experiences.
360 Grand Avenue, Oakland, California 94610
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
A non-profit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes to qualifying children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.
620 Taylor Station Road, Suite J, Gahanna, Ohio 43230
(614) 258-3186 or (800) 488-9474
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.
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.
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
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
Offers free summer camps and family retreat experiences for seriously ill children, in a safe, medically supervised environment. Medical care is provided by volunteer physicians and nurses coordinated by a full-time medical director. They provide camps for kids with asthma, cancer, cerebral palsy, diabetes, blood disorders, muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, spina bifida and more.
1501 Burnley Road, Scottsville, Kentucky 42164
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.
Mailing Address: PO Box 499, Prospect, Ohio 43342
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. Visit the website for additional contact information.
3333 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, Colorado 80227
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.
Center for Autism Services and Transition (CAST): wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/adult-autism-center
Young Adult Diabetes Transition Program: nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/young-adult-diabetes-transition-program
Columbus Ohio Adult Congenital Heart Disease (COACH) Program: nationwidechildrens.org/specialties/adolescent-and-adult-congenital-heart-disease-achd-program
Healthcare providers can refer their patients, from ages 3-18 who have a chronic illness or disorder, to this national program which offers to help make a child’s dream/wish come true.
PO Box 1674, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601
Provides a free, medically safe environment in an outdoor adventure setting for children with serious illnesses and their families. This camp is for youth ages 7-21 who live with serious medical conditions, such as cancer, facial differences, rheumatoid arthritis, rare diseases, cystic fibrosis, and other disorders of the heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and gastrointestinal system. FHF offers adaptive programs with personalized medical care, psychosocial support and nutrition services so that campers can develop positive self-esteem and nurture social bonds. Activities include archery, swimming, ropes courses, arts and crafts, woodshop, nature, boating and fishing.
5260 State Route 95, Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
A free kid-friendly short film series covering a wide range of cancer-related topics, including topics like defining cancer itself to chemotherapy, shots, surgery, and MRIs. The videos are offered in English and Spanish.
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, Suite 103, Columbus, Ohio 43202
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 and Muskingum.
250 East Broad Street, Suite 1750, Columbus, Ohio 43215
National website: lls.org
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.
Cancer Support: (855) 220-7777
General inquires: (877) 236-8820
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, Suite 300, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 923-0555 or (877) 206-9474 Toll-free
National website: wish.org
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. Visit the website for contact information.
700 Children’s Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205
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, Suite C, Columbus, Ohio 43213
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. Visit the website for contact information.
Physical Address: 3972 Brown Park Drive, Suite C, Hilliard, Ohio 42026
Mailing Address: PO Box 153, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Provide free direct services to those with breast and gynecological cancers. They serve those with any stage of cancer. There are no age restrictions and no income restrictions. In Columbus, housecleaning services are available.
32 East Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371
Serves cancer patients who are actively in treatment. They provide awareness, emotional support and financial assistance to men, women, and parents of children in active cancer treatment.
1347 Worthington Woods Boulevard, Suite A, Columbus, Ohio 43085