Spartanburg, S.C. – Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (CCP) was awarded $27,948 by Women Giving for Spartanburg to purchase a van for their ongoing program of “Delivering Hope and Love.”
The van will be used to transport children with cancer and their caregivers to appointments or CCP events including their monthly family nights, summer program, Camp Victory, and annual Christmas Spectacular. The van will also be used for volunteer and staff visits to families, and to transport personal health and homecare products obtained from the United Way Gift-in-Kind Center that ease the financial challenges of childhood cancer families.
“Children’s Cancer Partners’ provide an invaluable service to families fighting the #1 disease killer of children here in the Carolinas,” stated Women Giving for Spartanburg Chair Dr. Amy Curtis, “and we are proud to assist them as they get children to lifesaving treatments.”
“The funds for our new van provided by Women Giving for Spartanburg will allow us to expand our program to be even more personalized to each families’ needs by providing them with transportation to our events and to their appointments, as well as supplying families with essential personal hygiene and home products. We’re grateful for Women Giving for Spartanburg’s support,” said Laura Allen, Executive Director of CCP.
There are only three centers for pediatric cancer in South Carolina, and many children must travel to receive treatment. The cost of travel can be overwhelming to families facing childhood cancer. CCP steps in to assist families with transportation, food and lodging associated with treatment. Currently, there are 700 children enrolled with CCP, and new referrals come at the rate of 25-35 per month. Overall, there are over 600 combined new diagnoses in South and North Carolina each year.
About Children’s Cancer Partners
The mission of Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas is to provide comprehensive support and loving compassion to families whose children are battling cancer to improve their overall quality of life. The organization serves children and families throughout SC and NC. www.childrenscancerpartners.org 864-582-0673