Our Mission

The Children’s Cancer Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and their families who are battling cancer or chronic blood disorders with the emotional, financial, and educational support necessary to cope with their life-threatening illness.

Our Story

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.

Our Core Values


As a compassionate organization, we provide programs and support for the entire family affected by a child’s cancer or blood disorder diagnosis.

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Our Volunteer Opportunities


As a credible organization, we support full financial transparency and reporting.

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As a connected organization, we maintain a network of friends, families, donors, sponsors, partners, and board members in the Tampa Bay area community.

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You can make an immediate and tangible difference in the lives of local children. Every donation helps us improve and expand services to families.

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