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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


(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; www.campqualityusa.org/mi
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; www.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

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.

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: 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) 601-9474; 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.

The New Day Foundation

Since 2007, The New Day Foundation for Families has brought hope and assistance to young families who have been affected by the devastating realities of cancer. We meet people in their place of need with practical, financial assistance that helps families reduce burdens and focus on what matters most. We point people toward a new day by providing hope and support for children and their parents when cancer strikes.


(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.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Article: Five Ways to Support Families Dealing with Childhood Cancer

Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research. Read about our history, our breakthroughs, and the resources that help us support the health of our neighborhoods and communities.


JoyJars® were created by Jessie Joy Rees during her courageous 10 month fight with two brain tumors. Jessie used her Joy Jars to spread hope, joy and love to children fighting life altering medical illnesses. Joy Jars stuffed with love and are:
  • 100% free to patients and hospitals
  • filled with new toys & activities
  • for boys and girls
  • ages 18 and under
  • 64oz plastic jars

The Believe Box

The Believe Box sends care packages to children battling cancer and other life threatening diseases. Our goal is to make them smile. We also have a sibling program and a birthday club.

Foot Prints Photography

A short amount of moments: Provides desperately ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals and children in their areas with terminal illnesses with complimentary portrait sessions.

Van Elslander Cancer Center/St. John Hospital

(313) 343-4970; www.vanelslandercancercenter.org
Look Good...Feel Better Teens program meeting site.

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.

For a Day

For a complete list of For a Day chapters, please visit www.foradayfoundation.org.

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