Programs For Children Who Are Off Treatment For Cancer

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.

Art Therapy

Sessions scheduled with an art therapist, using art as a tool for expression and to assist with coping skills. Available for children diagnosed with cancer & chronic blood disorders, siblings, parents and the family as a whole.

Bedtime Tales

A featured reader that is prominent in the community will read a children’s book to our children on select Wednesday evenings virtually via zoom.


Families can receive individual, marital, child, and family therapy through several area counseling centers in the greater Tampa Bay Area.

Family Fun Events

Gatherings offered to all families cancer, chronic blood disorders, survivors and bereaved for food, games, crafts and special entertainment throughout the year.

Golden Apron

Chef Christen Gray facilitates an instructional cooking lesson monthly via zoom for families in Oncology and SOAR groups. Food themes are common along with showing how to cook & enjoy different cultural dishes.  We provide Publix gift cards to each household that RSVPs.

Music Therapy

Sessions scheduled with a certified music therapist, using music as a tool for assisting with expression and coping skills. Available for children diagnosed with cancer & chronic blood disorders, siblings, parents and the family as a whole.

Pet Therapy

The presence of a therapy dog helps with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive functioning. Children's Cancer Center's therapy dog Cyrus Blue will provide emotional support in one-on-one sessions and will be a staple at all Children's Cancer Center programs.


(Students Achieving through Interactive Learning) an education-based program, held on most Saturdays during the school year at the center, providing homework assistance and facilitated activities focusing on art, music, drama, sports and science. Program open to all children diagnosed with cancer or chronic blood disorders and siblings ages 5 years and up.


Sessions scheduled during our SAIL Program with a certified child life specialist, using games and activities to provide peer support and education. Available to siblings of a child diagnosed with cancer.


(Surviving Oncology And Readjusting) - A time for families whose child is off treatment for cancer to come together with other families to share a meal, receive resources, gather support and enjoy fellowship. Although the medical crisis may be over, families work through readjusting to life after cancer.

Teen Group

Providing teens, diagnosed with cancer or a chronic blood disorder, with monthly recreational opportunities out in the community to promote peer support. Available to teens ages 13-19 years old.

Ticket Bank

Families have the opportunity to attend sporting events, shows, concerts and plays donated by community supporters.

“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

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