There are over 500,000 childhood cancer survivors in the United States. Care and support services that improve the health and well-being of patients and their families, during and beyond childhood cancer treatment, are more important than ever as researchers continue to work to improve survival rates. It is
Founded in 2015, Tackle Kids Cancer is a joint venture between Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center (Hackensack) and Hobnanian Children’s Hospital at K. Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune).
Amy Glazer, executive director of children’s health at Hackensack Meridian, said: health Foundation. “Tackle Kids Cancer is with families in every way. Our funds will help us provide a range of services to better meet the needs of our patients and their families today, tomorrow and into the future. ”
For example, Cure and Beyond programs face enduring health, emotional, and social issues that affect childhood cancer survivors. Two-thirds of her childhood cancer survivors have at least one treatment-related lifelong medical problem. One-third of those survivors experience two or three long-term health problems.
“As the state’s first survivorship program, Cure and Beyond was groundbreaking and vital to the future of cancer care,” said Glazer. “Through funds raised by Tackle Kids Cancer and a generous grant from the Sohn Conference Foundation, we will provide lifelong care to a childhood cancer survivor two years after his cancer treatment.”
Cure and Beyond has a dedicated staff of specialist doctors, nurses, social workers, and educators to provide a variety of services to survivors. We foster a home-like environment in which patients receive the personalized care they need.
Tackle Kids Cancer funds also help establish a fertility preservation program that includes a pediatric oncologist, advanced practice nurses, and a dedicated nurse navigator. This team consults both newly diagnosed and relapsed patients at risk for fertility problems. Based on patient and family clinical circumstances and preferences, the team tailors referrals to fertility-sparing options.
psychosocial care and support
Tackle Kids Cancer is committed to treating children and entire families by investing in critical psychosocial programs. These essential care and support services include:
social work and child lifeWhen a child is diagnosed with cancer, the social and emotional needs of the entire family are enormous. A strong team of Child Life Therapists and Social Her workers provide critical psychosocial support to patients and their families.
sibling supportWhen one child has a difficult medical emergency or illness, it can have serious consequences for siblings. Child Life Her specialists work with healthy siblings to provide emotional support and treatment programs such as one-on-one and group therapy, bereavement groups, and organized recreational outings.
Donate to the Celebrations This Holiday Season
All donations to Tackle Kids Cancer are celebrated. 100% of Tackle Kids Cancer’s funding remains in New Jersey, directly impacting childhood cancer research, survivorship programs, and the care and support of patients and their families. Meanwhile, the organization’s funded research spans the globe, making a difference for children around the world.
how can i help This holiday season, Tackle Kids Cancer supporters can “Donate to Celebrate”. Participating in this campaign has never been easier.
- Donate to Tackle Kids Cancer at Tacklekidscancer.org.
- Share your donation and ‘Celebration Dance’ with Tackle Kids Cancer on social media. Post your celebration online (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and tag your post with #DonatetoCelebrateTKC.
- Show your enthusiasm and commitment by soliciting donations from friends, family, colleagues and classmates
Each week through the end of the year, Tackle Kids Cancer will share a ‘Celebration of the Week’ on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.