Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp

Our annual Healing Hearts Family Bereavement Camp is a free experience for families with children who have lost a loved one to cancer in the past two years. Families participate in both fun and therapeutic activities all while sharing precious memories of their loved ones. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and concerns for the health and safety of our families, staff and volunteers, our 2021 Healing Hearts Camp was successfully hosted via Zoom from June 11 to 13, with seven hours of programming throughout the weekend.

This year’s Healing Hearts event took place on June 10 to 12, 2022, in-person, at Memorytown, in Mount Pocono, PA.

For more information, please contact Kathy Nugent, LCSW, at 201-301-6809 or knugent@cancercare.org.

Back-to-School Program

This program provides brand new backpacks and school supplies to children and teens affected by cancer (pre-K through 12th grade). To be eligible for this program, you must reside in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. This program is for children/teens diagnosed with cancer, children/teens with a loved one diagnosed with cancer and children/teens who have lost a loved one to cancer. If you have participated in this program before, preference will go to families who are participating for the first time. Registration for the 2022 program has closed.

Winter Warmth Program

This program provides warm winter accessories to children and teens affected by cancer. Packages include: a warm hat, gloves, scarf, fleece blanket and socks. To be eligible for this program, you must reside in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. This program is for children/teens diagnosed with cancer, children/teens with a loved one diagnosed with cancer and children/teens who have lost a loved one to cancer. If you have participated in this program before, preference will go to families who are participating for the first time.

Registration for this program is currently closed and will open again in fall 2022.

Learn More

To learn more about CancerCare for Kids Practical Programs and Seasonal Events, please call our Hopeline at 800-813-4673.

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