American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service.
Bo's Place offers a unique program that provides support to children who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Bo's Place is founded on the belief that children need to share with other grieving children in order to heal. Bo's Place offers the only ongoing program for grieving children and their families in the Greater Houston Area.
Cancer Counseling, Inc.
Cancer Counseling, Inc., a non-profit health care agency founded in 1982, provides free professional counseling for cancer patients, their families, and friends. The professional staff includes 24 psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers with a minimum of 10 years experience that work for Cancer Counseling at a reduced rate out of their own private practice offices.
Cancer Counseling provides individual and family counseling as well as group therapy. Individual counseling is offered in English and Spanish. The mission of Cancer Counseling is to assist patients and their families in coping with the emotional effects of cancer on their lives though no-cost professional counseling and community education.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance
The purpose of Candlelighters CCFA is to provide emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families. In addition, Candlelighters CCFA desires to promote childhood cancer awareness and the need for childhood cancer education and research in our community.
Houston Children's Charity
Houston Children’s Charity is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of underprivileged, handicapped and abused children in the Greater Houston community who have been otherwise left behind. The purpose of Houston Children's Charity is to provide assistance to those agencies or individuals who lack sufficient funds to meet their own needs. Their goal is to leave no legitimate request for assistance unanswered. Texas Children's Cancer Center is one of over 40 agencies in Houston and the surrounding communities that are generously supported by Houston Children’s Charity.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is dedicated to funding research for cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, myeloma and other blood-related cancers, and to improving the quality of life for patients and their families. Since it's founding in 1949, the society has provided more than $200 million for research specifically targeting blood-related cancers.
The Society's Texas Gulf Coast Chapter serves 40 counties from its office in Houston. The chapter raises money for research, patient services, education and advocacy. With a dedicated local Board of Trustees and its many volunteers, the chapter provides valuable services to its patients and donors, and to its community as a whole.
Mothers Against Cancer
Mothers Against Cancer is a Kingwood organization comprised of volunteer mothers who are dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life for children with cancer. Mother's Against Cancer has a goal to raise children's cancer research funds specifically for the Texas Children's Cancer Center.
Parents Against Cancer
Parents Against Cancer is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. They began their mission in 1997 and for the past six years have funded an experimental drug for brain tumors in young children. Through their partnership and financial support with Texas Children's Cancer Center, they have been able to assist Texas Children's researchers in their development and testing of such groundbreaking drugs.
The Periwinkle Foundation
The Periwinkle Foundation is dedicated to developing and providing programs that enrich the lives of children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses who are patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center and Hematology Service, and their families. The Periwinkle Foundation provides emotional healing and family support through camping, creative activies, and recreation.
Ronald McDonald House of Houston
The Ronald McDonald House of Houston is a home-away-from-home for the families of children undergoing treatment for cancer or other serious illnesses at hospitals in the Texas Medical Center.
Each year, thousands of children travel to Houston to be treated for serious illnesses. For their families, anxiety over the child's illness is often compounded by lengthy hospital stays, months of outpatient treatment, and the expense of being away from home.
To be with their children, whole families-brothers, sisters, and grandparents-spend their days and nights in hotels or in hospital lounges. Removed from relatives and friends, families need a warm, loving place to be with their children during the outpatient treatment period.
The Ronald McDonald of House answers this need. It provides a place where the whole family can stay in a home-like environment. Families find support as they share with other families who are also undergoing the trauma of childhood illness. .