June Newsletter 2017

June 21, 2017

CCG Huge Summer Sale!

Childhood Cancer Guides is offering all five books at a steep discount in our annual summer sale. The more you buy, the bigger the savings! If you buy one book, you’ll get 20% off and if you buy two, you’ll get 30% off.

» Click here to order

Even better, if your clinic or support group would like to buy books in bulk to hand out to families that need them, they can contact Josh at He will personally handle your order.

  • Buy 25 or more, save 45%
  • Buy 100 or more, save 55%

Time to stock up!

The Samfund

The Samfund provides financial assistance to young adults who survived cancer. Grants cover a wide range of post-treatment financial needs such as:

•  Health insurance premiums
•  Rent/mortgage assistance
•  Car payments, insurance, or repairs
•  Continuing education and loans
•  Family-building expenses
•  Gym memberships
•  Mental health expenses

The SAMfund does not award scholarships for undergraduate tuition. But, undergrads who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for grants for other expenses (e.g., medical bills, school books, computers, etc.). Click here for more information or to apply.

Compass to Care

Did you know that about a third of families live more than 60 miles from a children’s hospital that treats kids with cancer? Compass to Care is a nonprofit that will schedule and pay for travel and lodging arrangements at a hospital more than 60 miles from a child’s home. The child must be younger than 18 with a demonstrated financial need and on active treatment for cancer. By taking the travel burdens off a family, they can focus on what’s most important, their child. For more info, click here.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel for Care Program

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Travel for Care Program offers assistance to families who face the need to travel for childhood cancer treatment. The program directly pays for travel expenses (e.g., gas cards, airfare, train, and hotel) for the patient and one caregiver. It serves children diagnosed before their 18th birthday, and up to $2,000 per family may be awarded. Applications must be submitted by a healthcare professional on behalf of the family. Click here for more information.

NCCS Provides Transportation and Emergency Assistance

National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) serves as a financial, emotional, and educational resource for families that cannot make ends meet when their child is diagnosed with cancer. They provide transportation assistance (e.g., mileage and airfare) as well as emergency assistance for children who have been inpatient for 30 days or more. For more information, visit

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