December 11, 2017 – National: Reader’s Digest: 10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity
At just three years old, Utah native Beckham Peterson was diagnosed with advanced stage IV neuroblastoma. […]The Petersons, along with their social worker, applied for help from The National Children’s Cancer Society, a non-profit that provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families, and survivors. Since 2014, The NCCS has provided more than $30,000 to cover flights, gas mileage, cab fare, and more for the Peterson family.
September 27, 2017 – St. Louis, MO: 2017-2018 Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship Recipients
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and a fitting time to announce The National Children’s Cancer Society’s new class of Beyond the Cure Ambassador Scholarship recipients. From across the country, forty childhood cancer survivors receiving the scholarship will have one less thing to worry about as they head off to college. The program helps to ease the financial burdens of obtaining a degree so they can be one step closer to achieving their goals.
December 20, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: NCCS White Paper Examines Benefits Of Business-Charity Partnerships
The multiple benefits of partnerships between charities and businesses are examined in a new white paper published by The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS), a nonprofit organization helping children with cancer and their families from diagnosis to survivorship.
November 30, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: NCCS Partners with Families for Life
NCCS case managers connect with the families and create a comprehensive plan to help them with financial assistance, emotional support and other resources needed to cope with their child’s pediatric cancer
October 15, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: New online tool for childhood cancer survivors
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) has launched a new online tool to help childhood cancer survivors assess their risk of “late effects” – medical, cognitive and emotional problems that may be a result of their cancer treatment and diagnosis.
July 25, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: NCCS Mentoring Program Gives Kids with Cancer a Fresh Outlook
When Clarissa Schilstra was struggling through a second round of treatment for pediatric cancer, she received lots of encouragement from her family and doctors. But none of them really knew what it was like to be 13 and missing out on the school activities and social life her friends were enjoying
June 20, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: The National Children’s Cancer Society Helps Survivors Thrive After Trauma
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) has a front-row seat to a phenomenon that is being increasingly studied by medical researchers – Post Traumatic Growth (PTG). It’s the ability of the survivors of critical diseases to make positive life changes in the aftermath of their struggle through treatment.
April 23, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: New NCCS White Paper Prescribes Long-term Health Care for Cancer Survivors
Long-term healthcare practices for childhood cancer survivors are the focus of a new whitepaper that examines the focus of several survivor health clinics around the country, also features two childhood cancer survivors who are now adults in college and handling the responsibility of managing their long-term healthcare.
March 3, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: From Cancer to College: The NCCS Offers Education Planning Tips for Survivors
For all college-bound teenagers, choosing the right school and planning how to pay for a degree are both exciting and challenging. For teens who have survived childhood cancer, the life-changing decisions about college can be more daunting, since proximity to medical care and acquiring disability benefits often are additional factors to be considered.
January 31, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: The National Children’s Cancer Society Announces Conference Series for Survivors
The needs of cancer survivors will be the focus of a series of conferences when The National Children’s Cancer Society’s Beyond the Cure survivorship program joins hospitals nationwide to help patients, families and survivors understand the challenges that can occur after treatment ends.
January 13, 2015 – St. Louis, MO: Cancer Survivors Leap College Hurdles With NCCS Scholarships and Support
A scholarship didn’t necessarily mean the difference between attending college and not going at all for 19-year-old Neha Kundagrami. But the financial help she received from The National Children’s Cancer Society had a profound impact on her student experience at the University of Maryland.