The NCCS Year-End Giving Challenge
Meet Caleb - Neuroblastoma warrior
Our Year-End Giving Challenge
In the face of soaring treatment costs and mounting financial burdens on families battling childhood cancer, your support can be a symbol of hope. The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) is in the midst of a Year-End Giving Challenge to raise $62,000 – the amount representing one month’s worth of transportation and lodging expenses for children who turn to us for support.
What makes your contribution even more impactful? A generous donor will match donations up to $50,000!
Your gift isn’t just a donation; it’s a lifeline for families navigating the challenges of childhood cancer. As we approach the year’s end, seize this opportunity to make a difference, ensuring that no child fights alone. Your support echoes loudly, reaching far and wide to provide hope and strength to those in need.
Join us in giving kids the best shot at survival, no matter what. Make a difference now by contributing to the NCCS and be a part of the story of hope and healing for every family that depends on us. Thank you for standing with us in this crucial mission.
helps children like Rhyan travel by airplane from St. Louis to New York City for her treatment
Rhyan is a neuroblastoma warrior who is 13 years old. She was diagnosed during her first month of kindergarten. After her cancer relapsed and spread to her brain, she needed follow-up care across the country in New York. The NCCS has funded 22 round-trip flights for Rhyan and her family. Despite years of treatment, Rhyan continues to be her bright, bubbly self.
helps children like Jasen secure a car rental when he travels out of town for his treatment
Jasen is a 17-year-old retinoblastoma warrior who was diagnosed in 2008. Jasen is seen by a specialist outside of his town, and his family requires a car rental to get to and from appointments. His mom reports that he is on his school’s varsity football team and is in good spirits.
can help children like Julia who require hotel accommodations when she travels for treatment
Julia is an 8-year-old retinoblastoma warrior who is in the 3rd grade. She began treatments just before she was 18 months old. The NCCS helps Julia’s family with hotel accommodations when they travel out of town for her treatment. Her parents told us “Thank you so much team! It truly takes so many caring individuals to put this smile on our cancer kiddo’s face!”
helps children like Caleb pay for cab fare while traveling for treatment
Caleb has been through a lot in his 11 years of life. This young man loves to bake and make music, and he’s a warrior battling neuroblastoma. Caleb’s cancer journey began in 2017 when scans revealed a mass – but after surgery to remove the tumor, doctors found 25 cancerous spots throughout his young body. The NCCS helped Caleb and his family with expenses like cab fare when they travel 700 miles from home for treatment.
Helps children like Colstin who require cab fare when traveling for treatment
Colstin is a 5-year-old Retinoblastoma warrior who battled tumors in both eyes. His mom Jennifer is grateful to the NCCS for helping with travel expenses to his treatments. “Frequent travel every four weeks to NYC from Kansas for a week to two weeks makes it hard to pay for that travel and cab fare from the airport, as well as the stress of finding the flight to begin with.”
helps children like Erin who need fuel to travel from home to the hospital
19-year-old Erin played multiple sports and was even a junior Olympic track participant before being diagnosed with neuroblastoma in June of 2021. Yet throughout her cancer journey, Erin has maintained excellent grades during her first year of college. The NCCS helps Erin and her family with gas expenses as they travel 90 miles roundtrip to receive her vital treatments.
helps children like Trevon who need fuel to travel from home to the hospital for treatment
Trevon is a 9-year-old leukemia warrior. The NCCS has been helping Trevon and his mother with fuel expenses since December of 2020 as they travel nearly 70 miles roundtrip to the nearest children’s hospital.