The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving families of children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders.
With over 24 support programs and services currently helping over 900 families, support is offered to all members of the family and is available throughout every step of their difficult journey.
Children’s Cancer Center was founded in 1974. Mac and Cecile Burnett, who lost their daughter Helen to leukemia, and Dr. Janifer M. Judisch envisioned an organization that would help alleviate the stress of coping with a child’s life-threatening disease.
The philosophy of our original founders was that when a child is diagnosed, the entire family is really diagnosed. Therefore, our programs and services address the needs of all family members affected.
Mission: The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving families of children who have cancer or chronic blood disorders with emotional, financial, and education support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness.
“All your energy, all your finances goes to the situation. Through people that do donate to the Children’s Cancer Center, we were able to do stuff she could never even imagine doing. Those things that make her life, that smile on her face all worth it. I’m sorry that we can’t do it, but thank goodness somebody else could.”
“I love being able to watch my sister walk through the door and not have to worry about being bald, or walking funny, or being laughed at, or made fun of.”