Find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below.
- How are children and families referred to your programs?
CCP currently serves children (age 18 and under) who reside throughout South Carolina and North Carolina and their families. The majority of our referrals come through hospitals across the Carolinas. However, many families who are aware of CCP contact us directly if they have a child that has been diagnosed with cancer. Since our founding in 2001 we have served hundreds of children and their families.
- Is there a time limit on how long a child or family may be served?
CCP is committed to serving the whole family throughout their entire journey with childhood cancer. We serve each child and their family from the time they are diagnosed until they reach the age of 18.
- How do you receive funding for your programs?
CCP is recognized by the I.R.S. as a 501(c)3 public charity, and is based in Spartanburg, SC. We are not affiliated with any national organization and do not receive any federal or state funds. The majority of our funding comes through contributions made by individuals, corporations and foundations.We also participate in or host some special events each year to raise support for our programs and services. Individuals may donate money online on our website or by mailing a check to 900 S. Pine St. Suite F, Spartanburg, SC 29302. If your company would consider serving as a sponsor of an event, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-582-0673.
- How much do your programs cost the families you serve?
There is never a charge to families for our services or support.
- How can individuals get involved in the work that you do?
CCP is always seeking volunteers who are willing to support the important work of our organization! For more information, visit the Volunteers page of our website.
- What kind of support to you provide?
With so few pediatric oncology treatment centers, frequent and distant treatment travel costs are burdensome, especially for rural and low-income families. CCP provides assistance for treatment travel, meals and lodging. This may be limited to auto mileage assistance and meals away from home for those traveling locally, or airfare, hotels and meals for specialized treatments in distant cities. We work with each family individually to understand any and all potential hardships that might interfere with timely treatment.
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