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.
Children of any cancer patient are eligible for the KidsCan! program, regardless of where the patient receives cancer treatment. It is free of charge. The KidsCan! program is available at the following locations:
- UNC REX Cancer Center, Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, NC
- Duke Cancer Institute, Duke Hospital, Durham, NC
- Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Burlington, NC and Wesley Long Hospital, Greensboro, NC
- Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, St. Louis, MO