Make-A-Wish strives to grant the wish of every child under age 18 diagnosed with a critical illness. A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness. At the time of referral to the Make-A-Wish program, children must be diagnosed with a critical illness, be older than 2½ years and younger than 18, and have not received a wish from another wish-granting organization.
Just A Break From Cancer gives adults with cancer a “Just-a-Break” from cancer (from a nice night out, to a couple days “get-a-way”) at no charge to patients with advanced stage cancer. They currently are operating in the Ogden, St. George and Salt Lake City areas, but expect to be expanding soon to Logan and Provo as well as to Chicago, New Orleans, and Las Vegas areas.
Inheritance Of Hope strives to inspire hope in young families facing the loss of a parent. They take families facing the loss of a parent on a life-changing Legacy Retreat®, an all expenses-paid experience where families create lifelong memories and receive tools to navigate the challenges of terminal illness.
3 Little Birds 4 Life strives to make sure that young adult cancer patients, ages 25 – 55, have a daily wish granted and are given the resources they might need to find help in all aspects on their journey. The organization provides celebrations to those currently managing cancer throughout the St Louis Metro Area.
Lotsa Helping Hands provides an easy way to organize help for people in need by creating a central place to coordinate meals and communicate with friends & family. Its service brings together caregivers and volunteers through online communities that organize daily life during times of medical crisis. Its care calendar can be used to assign meal deliveries and coordinate rides to appointments. Its announcements and Well Wishes help keep the community up-to-date and offer emotional support.
Livestrong focuses on improving the lives of people affected by cancer by offering tools and resources to help ease the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. They offer free one-on-one support and community programs to patients and caregivers, and partner with institutions and policymakers to try to change the way the world fights cancer.
Chemo Angels offers support to those who find themselves in the most challenging situation of their lives – battling a cancer diagnosis and undergoing IV chemotherapy or intensive immunotherapy treatment. Chemo Angels’ volunteers support their “buddy” throughout their journey with cards, uplifting messages, supportive words and lots of positive energy. The encouragement Chemo Angels provide helps give patients the comfort and confidence of knowing they are not alone in their fight.
Teen Cancer America‘s mission is to improve the experience, outcomes and survival of teens and young adults with cancer by providing facilities and programs designed especially for them in hospitals throughout the USA.
Stupid Cancer provides resources for those affected by young adult cancer. It offers a lifeline to the adolescent and young adult cancer community by connecting them to age-appropriate resources and peers who get it. The organization builds online and offline support communities nationwide through local events, social media, educational workshops, an international annual conference and a live talk radio podcast, The Stupid Cancer Show.