Additional Programs

Our programs & family services are completely free for the children and families we serve. Explore below or call our center at 813-367-5437 for more information.


A remembrance event held for families whose child has died of cancer or a blood disorder. This event is held off-site to honor, remember and to provide support to grieving families. Grief counseling, funeral assistance and grief support are also available to the immediate family.

Community Outreach

A time for families who have a child diagnosed with cancer, in the Sarasota/Bradenton area, to come together with other families in a safe place away from the hospital to share a meal, receive resources, gather support and enjoy fellowship.

Holiday Adoption

To alleviate the financial and time constraining burden of shopping for the holidays, families who have a child on active treatment for cancer or a chronic blood disorder are matched with community donors to receive holiday gifts. Families are able to receive this assistance up to three times.

Hospital Outreach

Programs Staff from the center visit the clinics/hospitals regularly, as volunteers, to provide recreational and comfort items bedside.

“There’s always hope, there’s always joy, there’s always fun to be had, there’s always something to celebrate.”

Sharin NelsonCCC Director of Program and Family Services

Download our Resource Guide

Inside you’ll find information about financial and medication assistance, online resources, wigs & hats, scholarships, camps, wishes & dreams, transportation, care packages, literature & movies, bereavement, and more.