Our 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 educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness.
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.
The CCC is Compassionate, Credible, and Connected. As a compassionate organization, we provide programs and support for the entire family affected by a child’s cancer or blood disorder diagnosis. As a credible organization, we support full financial transparency and reporting. As a connected organization, we maintain a network of friends, families, donors, sponsors, partners, and board members in the Tampa Bay area community.