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Program Director

Mitchell S. Cairo, MD 
Mitchell_Cairo@nymc.edu
914.594.2150

Associate Director

Jessica Hochberg, MD 
Jessica_Hochberg@cwpw.org
914.493.7997 

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External Resources


Resources for Financial Assistance

The following websites offer financial support to young adults going through cancer treatment. The qualifications vary from site to site.

The SamFund

The SamFund is a non-profit organization designed to help young adults ages 17-39, recover from the devastating financial impact of cancer treatment. They provide financial, legal and work assistance.

info@thesamfund.org
Phone: 617.938.3484
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Allyson Whitney Foundation, Inc

Advocates for the interests of young adults with rare cancers. Their mission is to improve the quality of life as well as emotional support for patients. Financial grants can be awarded for young adults who are between the ages of 15 and 35, undergoing treatment, and a resident/citizen of the USA.

PO Box 586
Rock Hill, NY 12775
grants@allysonwhitney.org
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This Star Won't Go Out

Provides financial assistance for patients ages 0-26, in the form of a grant (maximum $2,000) usually for rent or mortgage or other urgent bills. The wait list is 2-3 months. Foundation was started on proceeds of sale of the book, This Star Won’t Go Out.

118 Billings Street
Quincy MA 02171
ThisStarWontGoOut@gmail.com
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Children's Cancer Recovery

The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation helps families with financial difficulties during cancer treatment. They also offer camp scholarships and Bear-able Gifts.

info@ccrecovery.org
Phone: 717.688.7940
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Resources for Headwear and Wigs

On this page you can find some companies that offer unique headwear and wigs for children and young adults. We have no affiliation with the following websites; please research the sellers before purchasing.

Wigs and Unique Headwear Options

Headcovers Unlimited

Headcovers Unlimited sells wigs, hats with hair, scarves with hair, and headband with hair for both adults and children. Male hats and wigs available.

214 S. Iowa Avenue
League City, TX 77573
Phone: 1.800.264.HATS (4287)
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Chemo Diva

Chemo Diva offers a unique option to have a wig made out of your own hair. Cut your hair before treatment and send it in to have it made into a halo wig to wear under a hat of your choice.

help@chemodiva.com
Phone: 813.451.8401
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Free Wigs for Children

Free Wigs For Kids

Free Wigs for Kids provides wigs for children and young adults under the age of 21 who have medical hair loss.

855 Lexington Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212.439.6238
info@freewigsforkids.org
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Locks Of Love

Locks of Love provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. For short-term hair loss Locks of Love provides synthetic hairpieces.

234 Southern Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405-2701
Phone: 888.896.1588
info@locksoflove.org
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Hair Club For Men (Kids)

Hair Club for Men offers free wigs for children (ages 6-17) that have experienced medical hair loss.

Phone: 800.269.7384
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Wigs For Kids

Wigs for Kids provides hair replacement systems at no cost to children who have lost their hair due to medical issues.

24231 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
Phone: 440.333.4433
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Siblings

The Social Work Department along with the Child Life and Expressive Arts Therapy Program provides a program for Siblings (Ages 5 and up) three times a year. This is a therapeutic program that addresses the needs and feelings of siblings in a fun, safe environment. Your child/children will be invited by your Social Worker and/or look out for a flyer at the Infusion Center for this event.

Resources for Siblings

The following websites offer additional support and resources for children who have a sibling with cancer.

Supersibs

Supersibs is a free program offered to children who have a sibling with cancer. Supersibs offers age-appropriate fun activities and support resources mailings six times a year for two years. Ages 4-18.

Phone: 866.333.1213
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Cancer.Net

Cancer.Net provides families with information on how to help children when a sibling has cancer.

contactus@cancer.net
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CancerCare

Tips to help siblings of the child with cancer.

Phone: 1.800.813.HOPE (4673)
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Resources for Support Organizations

The following is a list of organizations, foundations, and support groups that offer services, support, resources, and more to children with cancer and their families.

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society can provide the telephone number of the local ACS office serving your area. The ACS provides general info related to disease and may include reimbursement for transportation, medicine, and medical supplies. They also offer a summer camp for children ages 6-19.

Phone: 1.800.ACS.2345
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American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer Organization is dedicated to providing educational resources such as books and DVDs to children with cancer and their families.

Phone: 1.855.858.2226
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Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation

Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation is a national, non-profit organization with unique programs that provide support to children and their families facing cancer. The program most used by our families is the Retreat Housing program. This program offers a vacation, free of charge, in four locations; Ocean City, MD, Fenwick Island in Delaware; Deep Creek Lake, MD; and Sedona, Arizona.

Phone: 1.800.933.5470
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Patient Advocate Foundation

The Brittany Miller Foundation provides financial assistance (transportation and food), information and support to children diagnosed with cancer and their families in Orange, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan counties and Pike County, PA.

P.O. Box 3047
Middletown, NY 10940
Phone: 845.344.3946
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Cancer Support Team

Providers of professional services for people with cancer and those who care for them. CST covers the lower to mid-Westchester County area up to White Plains. Call for a list of services and support.

875 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 204
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
csf@cancersurvivorsfund.org
Phone: 914.777.2777
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Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation

The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation provides a variety of support for patients and families coping with childhood cancer. Must be under age 18.

info@ccrecovery.org
Phone: 717.688.7940
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Friends Of Karen

Provides comprehensive financial, emotional and advocacy support to children until 21 years old with terminal and life-threatening illnesses and their families.

118 Titicus Road
P.O. Box 190
Purdys, NY 10578-0190
childrens@cancerrecovery.org
Phone: 914.277.4547 / 1.800.637.2774
For Initial Referral: 212.308.1378 ext. 3
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GiantKids

GiantKids is an organization started by one of our patient’s family. The mission is to recognize the heroics of children battling life-threatening diseases together with their siblings and caregivers through an award program; provide activities and events for GiantKids and the their siblings designed to enrich their lives during and following medical treatments; and to raise money for research programs focused on curing pediatric cancer and related blood diseases. The organization sponsors and organizes an annual free family fun day at Camp Kiwi in Mahopac, NY, the last Saturday of July. Check with your Social Worker for the exact date.

semenetz@giantkids.org
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Gilda's Club

A free cancer support community offering a wide range of therapeutic activities and educational programs. Noogieland is a magical space with fun activities and support for children. Various support groups for parents of children with cancer or cancer in the family, in addition to groups for children, teens and family events.

80 Maple Ave.
White Plains, NY 10601-5105
Phone: 914.644.8844
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Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center

The Hudson Valley Cancer Resource Center provides educational information and resources specific to the Hudson Valley.

100 Ward Street, Suite A
Montgomery, NY 12549
Phone: 845.457.5000
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National Children's Cancer Society

The NCCS serves as a financial, emotional and educational resource for families with children with cancer. Support is available through their Family Support Program (online community), Transportation Assistance Fund and Emergency Assistance Fund ($200 per year per family).

500 No. Bdwy Suite 800 St.
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314.241.1600
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Songs Of Love

A non-profit organization that creates personalized songs on CD for hospitalized and homebound children.

Phone: 1.800.960.SONGS (7664)
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Social Security Disability

SSI/ SSD is a government program that pays monthly benefits children can qualify for if they meet Social Security’s definition of disability and if the family income and assets fall within the eligibility limits. Young adults over 18 may apply and not have parents' income considered.

Phone: 1.800.772.1213
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Team IMPACT

Team IMPACT’s mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team. Courageous kids are matched with local college athletic teams. Team IMPACT children are drafted onto the team and become an official member of the team from Draft Day through to Graduation. The child joins the athletic team and the student-athletes join the child’s support team. The child gains great strength, camaraderie and support, and the student athletes are taught lessons about courage and resilience. Referrals are accepted online either by medical providers or the family.

Phone: 617.801.0248
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Resources for College Financial Aid

There are many organizations and support groups dedicated to helping cancer patients afford a college education. Learn more below.

National GRACE Foundation

The National GRACE Foundation Helps pediatric cancer fighters go to college by providing free college admissions and financial aid counseling to pediatric cancer patients and survivors.

agallonio@graceamerica.org
Phone: 401.793.6337
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Cancer For College

Founded in 1993, Cancer For College grants college scholarships to cancer survivors around the country.

Phone: 760.599.5096
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The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation

The National Collegiate Cancer Foundation helps young adults by providing need-based financial support to those that are pursuing higher education while receiving treatment and beyond.

info@collegiatecancer.org
Phone: 240.515.6262
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Patient Advocate Foundation

The Patient Advocate Foundation offers educational scholarships to individuals who have suffered a life-threatening disease or chronic condition.

events@patientadvocate.org
Phone: 757.952.1370
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Cancer Survivors Fund

The Cancer Survivors Fund offers scholarships and/or financial assistance to young cancer survivors, enabling them to continue their college education.

csf@cancersurvivorsfund.org
Phone: 281.437.7142
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Resources for Survivorship

The following sites provide important information for children and families during and after treatment.

National Children's Cancer Society

The National Children’s Cancer Society has a broad range of information on late effects, living healthy, survivorship, relationships, emotions, and scholarships.

Phone: 314.241.1600
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Cook For Your Life

Cook for Your Life is dedicated to help patients and families create healthier meals during and after treatment.

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CureSearch

CureSearch has a wide range of resources from healthy eating tips during treatment to information on tests and procedures.

info@curesearch.org
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American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society provides nutritional information for children with cancer.

Phone: 800.227.2345
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Cancer Survivors Fund

The National Cancer Institute provides information for childhood cancer survivors.

Phone: 1.800.4.CANCER
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