KidsCAN! is a unique program that provides education, emotional support, peer empathy, and inspiration for children with a parent with cancer.
During monthly group meetings at local hospitals, facilitators help kids understand the disease and treatments. They also provide emotional support through activities, arts and crafts, group discussions, and music and puppetry.
The programs, geared for children aged six to 16, are led by professionals within the field of oncology – all of whom have experience working with cancer patients and their families.
Memory Making Events
The Holt Brothers have tickets to NC State football and basketball games which are donated to children who participate in the KidsCAN! programs in North Carolina. Other opportunities for memory making in 2021 included a KidsCAN! family day at the NC Courage game in Cary, NC.
“We try to give the kids and their families a social outlet, a way to forget about hospitals and medicine,” says Terrence. “KidsCan! is a pretty intense program. We try to make sure it’s also fun.”