Whether childhood cancer has touched your own life or that of someone you know, or the thought of a young child undergoing chemotherapy and radiation makes you want to open your wallet, there are many organizations committed to supporting cancer patients and their families. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and it's an optimal time to give back. Be it research funding, parent support programs, or toy donations, there are remarkable nonprofits making a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with the disease, and this list of causes to support during Childhood Cancer Awareness month is a great place to start.
These nonprofit organizations help alleviate a variety of challenges for families dealing with a child diagnosed with cancer — which remains the second leading cause of death in children under the age of 14, according to the American Cancer Society. From kid-centric camps that can give a kid a few days of medical-free fun, to charities that help house families dealing with mounting hotel stays, to festivals that make helping kids with cancer a community event, these organizations serve everyone in the family, even siblings who have worries of their own when a brother or sister faces a cancer diagnosis. Whether you want to put your money toward finding a cure or making a child’s wish come true, there’s something for everyone’s philanthropic heart.