What We Do

ONE

child a day is diagnosed with cancer in Arizona

1 in 5

children diagnosed with cancer will pass away

76%

of the families we serve are living in poverty

14%

of children we serve openly talk about thoughts of depression and suicide

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Our Programs

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children provides critical support to families who have a child battling cancer.

Our programs include:

Financial Assistance

A child undergoing cancer treatments spends days, weeks, sometimes months in the hospital, and the overall expense of having a child with cancer is often too much for families to handle. ACFC ensures life can go on after diagnosis. ACFC assists families with travel, medical, rent, and other expenses associated with, and impacted by, their child’s cancer diagnosis.

K9 Therapy

A visit from a four-pawed, tail-wagging friend is often the best medicine. The k9 therapy program provides recurring visits, from one of our certified therapy dogs. 

Individual • Family Counseling

Services offered, by a licensed mental health professional, to cancer warrior, siblings, and/or parents.

Coping Skills Workshops

These workshops utilize a variety of therapy techniques, such as music and art, to help your cancer warrior and your family navigate your cancer journey.

Sunshine Packs

Pack includes comforting, educational and entertaining items to bring a smile and comfort to your child. Siblings are always included with for every Sunshine Pack

Adopt-A-Family

Program pairs generous donors with families, to gift items for the entire family.

Birthday Wishes

When your cancer warrior is scheduled to spend their birthday in the hospital and/or clinic for treatment, an extra special birthday gift will be delivered directly to your child.

Respite Programs

Such as art classes, science events, sporting events, and unique experiences are offered monthly.

End-Of-Life Support

Losing a child to cancer is a devastating experience. No family should have to go through this journey alone. ACFC provides financial assistance for funeral services and end of life expenses. ACFC ensures families have continued support after their child passes away.

“We are beyond grateful for all that you do. Your entire team truly cares so much and we really feel supported. Your organization was exactly what we needed through this hard time. The emotional connection and knowing someone is there to have our back has been amazing. You have been so kind to us! Thank you!”

—Susan, Mom to Cancer Warrior Erin