Cancer Partner Resources

We are happy to be able to connect people to other great organizations providing services to those affected by cancer. Please share with anyone in need.

 

Inheritance of Hope

 

Legacy Retreats for families who have a parent with a life-threatening illness. (Visit their Web Site)

Camp Casey

(248) 705-2780; www.camp-casey.org

Camp Casey, a 501c3 non-profit organization founded in 2003, offers three unique programs to children with cancer and their families. Cowboy Camp Outs are overnight mini-vacations at dude ranches in Michigan; Horsey House Calls bring a horse to the doorstep of kids too ill to attend an overnight retreat; Outlaw Outings provide family-oriented activities, like attending professional sports games, without the expense or hassle of planning. All of Camp Casey’s programs are free for families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

For more information contact Molly Melamed at 248-705-2780 or molly@camp-casey.org

Camp-Mak-A-Dream

(406) 549-5987; www.campdream.org

Camp Mak-A-Dream first welcomed cancer patients to it’s beautiful facility in western Montana back in July of 1995. The camp was created to carry out the mission of the Children’s Oncology Camp Foundation which is to provide Camp Mak-A-Dream as a medically-supervised, cost free experience for children and young adults with cancer.

Camp Quality of Michigan

(231)582-2471

National Organization: www.campqualityusa.org

The mission of Camp Quality USA is to establish and sustain nationwide community-based camping experiences and ongoing support programs for children with cancer and their families.

The Lake House

(586) 777-7761; milakehouse.org

The mission of The Lake House is to provide a safe harbor to support, educate and empower those touched by cancer.

Children With Hair Loss

(734) 379-4400; www.childrenwithhairloss.us

A non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that provides hair replacements once a year to all children who have medically-related hair loss up to age 21. The service is provided free of charge. Our mission is “Covering Young Heads to Heal Young Hearts”TM

Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

(800)825-2536; www.leukemiamichigan.org

Statewide organization which provides information, financial assistance, and emotional support to families of adults and children affected by leukemia, lymphoma, and other related blood disorders.

Cleaning For A Reason Foundation

www.cleaningforareason.org

Cleaning For A Reason is the only national non-profit in the country providing FREE, professional housecleaning services for women undergoing cancer treatment. The Foundation, organized as a Texas Non-Profit Corporation, is raising money to provide more help for more women everywhere.

Gilda’s Club Teen Chat

(248)577-0800; www.gildasclubdetroit.org

Support group for both guys and girls; meets second Monday of the month and last Wednesday of the month; also includes community and social activities.

Joe Andruzzi Foundation

(313)557-0021, joeandruzzifoundation.org The Joe Andruzzi Foundation is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

Kids Kicking Cancer

(313)557-0021, www.kidskickingcancer.net Kids Kicking Cancer provides weekly classes for children, both inpatient and outpatient, in the mind-body techniques found in the martial arts.

Look Good…Feel Better Teen Program

(800)395-LOOK; Teens Program: http://lookgoodfeelbetter.org/programs/programs-for-teens

Teens 2bMe Program: www.2bMe.org

Free public service program offering seminars to help teens overcome the appearance related effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan

(734)953-0040; www.wishmich.org

National Organization: www.wish.org

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy.

The Rainbow Connection

(248)601-0086; http://www.rainbowwishconnection.org

This Mission of the Rainbow Connection is to make the special wishes of children with life-threatening or terminal illnesses come true

Angels of Hope

(586)783-7738 www.angelsofhope.org

The foundation provides assistance to children of families whose lives have been affected by cancer. We provide financial assistance for costs not covered by health insurance or by any other resource as families struggle with the daily living expenses and overwhelming emergency situations that arise when a child or one of their immediate family members has cancer.

SandCastles

(313) 874-6881; www.aboutsandcastles.org

SandCastles began in 1997, with the philosophy that the program would provide grieving children, teens and families the opportunity to come together for nurturing and strength as they journey through the world of grief.

Support Group for Adolescents – Webber Cancer Center/St. John Macomb Hospital

(888)5WEBBER; www.stjohn.org

Support group for teens coping with cancer or those in remission; twice monthly meetings led by a child psychologist.

Van Elslander Cancer Center/St. John Hospital

(313) 343-4970; www.vanelslandercancercenter.org

Look Good…Feel Better Teens program meeting site.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Since 1988, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) has been helping patients win the fight against cancer using advanced technology and a personalized approach. Each hospital provides state-of-the-art cancer treatment by a dedicated team of oncologists, surgeons and other health experts. Visit www.cancercenter.com/ for more information.

 

CureLauncher

There are 9,500 clinical trials in the U.S., but finding the right one for you can be overwhelming.  CureLauncher matches people to these new treatments based on their unique goals and conditions. They are a free resource for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.  CureLauncher is your personal advocate and supports you every step of the way. Visit www.curelauncher.com for more information.

 

FADF: QFAD & Heroes chapters

For a complete list of FADF: QFAD & Heroes chapters, please visit www.foradayfoundation.org

 

Trinity Family Counseling

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Trinity Family Counseling Center offers this faith-based group to provide an opportunity for women to support one other using strength that comes from group unity, learning new information and the sharing of knowledge, experience and resources. The group will offer women the opportunity to recognize that they are not alone in their cancer experience, and to feel hope in the company of other women who share a Christian faith. (586) 254-3663; http://trinityfamilycounseling.com/articles/support-group-for-women-with-cancer/

 

Less Cancer

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 3.00.39 PMSince 2004, the Next Generation Choices Foundation has conducted its Less Cancer campaign to bring awareness to increasing incidences of cancer. A nonprofit organization rooted in the Web and social media, Less Cancer educates citizens about behavioral and environmental risks linked to cancer. Less Cancer presents new opportunities to reach individuals and communities. http://www.lesscancer.org

 

Wigs 4 Kids

(586)772-6656; www.wigs4kids.org

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that reaches out to kids and young adults with hair loss. This program is available to any child or teen through age 17 in Michigan.