BEE Brave Buddies

Our mission is to put a Bee Brave Buddy doll in the arms of all children around the world in treatment or recuperation from cancer who need a hug and to make these children feel brave and  to provide emotional support to children and young adults with cancer and other serious illnesses by giving dolls, original Bee Brave Buddies books, cards and other Bee Brave Buddy gifts.The dolls were designed to become a new best friend to children around the world who are in treatment for cancer or other childhood illnesses and who need a big snuggle and some magical secret powers to be brave. The three dolls are designed with beautiful bald heads with big hearts on the back. The dolls are also educational. An adult with cancer can use the dolls to explain hair loss and other treatments that children will face. Each doll comes with a matching hat or headband and the super heroes come with soft minky capes. The dolls have very soft plush pillow bodies to hug and love​.





Binkeez For Comfort

Binkeez for Comfort (“BFC”) makes and delivers blankets and other items with the intention of bringing comfort to individuals experiencing health issues, particularly children in hospitals and hospice facilities in the United States of America. These blankets (and other items) are either delivered in person or through the mail based upon the request of the recipient (or recipient’s caregivers). Blankets are made primarily by the BFC volunteer base. Making and delivering blankets is the primary focus of BFC. BFC is funded through personal donations, fundraising activities and grants.

Binkeez is more than just a blanket℠.Binkeez is a conscious love initiative.
It’s about providing everlasting moments of comfort.
It’s about endless hugs.
It’s about an unconditional extension of love from one heart to another.
It’s about hundreds of yards of fabrics for hundreds of hearts.




Cancer Net


The cost of medical treatment is among the many concerns you may have if you, a friend, or family member has been diagnosed with cancer. This site can help you figure out how to best manage your finances


 

Cancer Stinks

Cancer Stinks Children’s Foundation’s mission is to bring joy, comfort and to help improve the quality of life of children and their families affected by cancer through advocacy, charity and support.In honor of his survival and his deep determination to help children like himself, Nicholas founded the Cancer Stinks Children's Foundation with his mission to bring comfort and joy to children battling cancer. Understanding how hard having cancer is and how scary the hospital can be at night for a child, Nicholas created his "Nights of Love," care package. Each item in the package was chosen by him and not only offers a sense of comfort and security but helps to lessen those feelings of fear a child may have when they spend night after night in the hospital.





Childhood Cancer Guides


​Childhood Cancer Guides is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit that publishes award-winning books for families of kids with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer.Their books are a mix of accurate medical information that is reviewed by renowned experts in pediatric oncology and true stories—practical, poignant, moving, funny—from hundreds of children with cancer, their siblings, and their parents. Their guides empower families with knowledge, practical suggestions, emotional support, and helpful resource.





Children's Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF)


An organization of parents of kids with neuroblastoma. Their mission is to educate other parents about this disease and then to research it and cure it. Their website has a "Parent Handbook" that gives detailed information on everything you need to know about Neuroblastoma.

EMAIL: info@cncfhope.org

PHONE: 866-671-2623

 


 

DC Candlelighters

DC Candelighters provide patient care bags to newly diagnosed patients, offer monthly family support meetings, and volunteers visit patients at hospitals and clinics. It was founded by a group of mothers whose own children fought cancer, to give families facing the devastating discovery of a child's cancer something they wished for themselves- someone who has "been there" and understands the fear, helplessness, and financial and family pressures that grow out of a childhood cancer diagnosis.

ADDRESS: PO Box 2705

Merrifield,VA 22116



 
 

Friends of Karen


​​Friends of Karen’s mission is to provide emotional, financial and advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families, in order to help keep them strong, functioning and able to cope. Friends of Karen offers its services regardless of race, religion, gender, handicap or national origin in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.


 

Forever We


Forever We partners with families, schools, corporations, and foundations to create an experience that fosters something they call "purposeful play". They believe children use toys to tell stories and their innovative line of dolls help children tell these stories. They have ways to become a hospital ambassador and to sponsor a doll for a child.





Gianna's Heart of Hope


​The goals of this foundation are to assist other families battling pediatric cancer and to enrich our community in ways that would honor our precious angel. No family should ever have to endure the burden of financial difficulty while fighting for their child’s life. Their hope is that these families will be able to focus only on their child’s life and not the financial burdens that come along with this dreadful disease.

 


 

 
Hopecam

Hopecam helps children get connected to their friends, family, and classmates by providing the necessary technology. Hopecam provides a tablet computer and, if needed, an internet connection. They work with schools and families to facilitate video-chat connections so children can stay socially connected.



 

Kids Beating Cancer


Kids Beating Cancer’s vision is to have a place dedicated to curing the children of Florida and beyond at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center.
Kids Beating Cancer’s focus is on the belief we all strive for—the day when no child will die in the dawn of life. Removing barriers and burdens placed on families that limit their ability to access stem cell transplantation, the best and only hope for a cure for their child is the goal Kids Beating Cancer accomplishes every day.
Kids Beating Cancer is a champion for these special children and their families, who only want what every parent wants: their child to be healthy, to beat cancer and for the family to survive the long journey to a cure.

The heart of their mission: children in need of marrow and stem cell transplantation.

PHONE: 407-894-2888

Kids Beating Cancer

228 E. Winter Park Street,

Orlando, FL 32804

 


 

Kraft Love

​Kraftlove shares “a little love in every box” with hospitalized children who are struggling with a wide variety of illnesses and challenges. Their efforts are currently focused in the National Capital Area. Kraftlove partners with hospitals and organizations to identify hospitalized children that may benefit from a creative crafting experience. They then prepare and deliver interactive art projects to these children. Kraftlove regularly designs new crafting kits and hand delivers each box. They believe in the power of creativity and self-expression to help transform a child’s hospital experience to one of joy and healing.


 

The Ella Reese Foundation


​A non-profit organization dedicated to assist children suffering from Neuroblastoma and other Childhood Cancers.  They seek to help those in need of financial support through service to the individual child or the needs of their family. They strive to actively promote AWARENESS by participation in events and fundraisers that support this goal.

EMAIL: EllaFoundation@aol.com

THE ELLA REESE FOUNDATION

1720 Fulmer Road

Orlando, Florida 32809​​



 


Ronald McDonald House


The Ronald McDonald House is an organization with "houses" near hospitals. These houses are available for families to stay in while caring for a sick child. The cost is minimal or free if money is an issue, Many local organizations bring in food and gifts for the children.

EMAIL: info@rmhc.org

PHONE: 630-623-7048

 



 

Smashing Walnuts


This organization provides funding, lobbying and directed resources to develop better treatment protocols and a cure. They partner with government organizations, lawmakers, businesses, nonprofits, communities and children who share their goal.

ADDRESS: PO Box 342

Leesburg, VA 20178


Additional Resources

Aiden's Army