The real problem

"Your child has cancer" – 4 words that crush a family. Panic and isolation set in. Treatments begin right away, often many miles from home. Parents stop work for caregiving and financial burdens mount. CCP provides immediate emotional, navigation and financial support to help frightened families on their perilous journey. They are never alone.

Why this all matters, so much

  • Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children.
  • It attacks over 600 Carolina kids every year.
  • 1 in 5 children won’t survive.
  • Those in rural or poor families face 3 times greater risks for misdiagnosis, relapse or death.

Basic needs are essential to life

Families face financial hardships as one, or both, parents stop work to become full time caregivers. Family income drops while bills increase, and families often are unable to meet basic needs for food, clothing – even essentials like shampoo, detergent, toilet paper and more. We help by gathering supplies for our families, through individual contributions and a partnership with the United Way Gift-in-Kind Center.

Treatment Centers are Few, Far Between

Treatment for Childhood Cancer is only available in 9 Carolina cities, so families must travel frequently in and out of state, incurring expenses not covered by insurance. Many children require specialized treatments available only in New York, Houston or beyond. We help families by providing funds for transportation – gas, flights, lodging, and meals while at treatments.

Bad can turn to worse so fast

The financial burdens outside of clinical care can be overwhelming, with so many families living from paycheck to paycheck already. Perhaps even comes an eviction notice or repossession of the family car needed to get to treatment. We help by preventing greater tragedies with emergency assistance, financial literacy counseling, and even helping with funeral costs, if necessary.

Interested in donating items?

Treatment centers can be hours away, & costs rack up.

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