What We Do


child a day is diagnosed with cancer in Arizona

1 in 5

children diagnosed with cancer will pass away


of the families we serve are low income

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Our Programs

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

— 3 Pillars of Support


Sunshine Packs

Sunshine packs include comforting, educational-, and entertaining items to bring a smile and comfort to your child.

Sunshine Visits

Sunshine visits are exclusive visits for your family and warrior. Enjoy a visit with Leo, participate in a personalized art class, a warm meal to share with your family, shop the sunshine boutique, feel like a weight been lifted off your shoulders and your kids can be kids. 

Sunshine Experiences

Sunshine Experiences include unique opportunities for your family to explore the local arts and culture. Some past experiences offered by ACFC include tickets to sporting events, ballet, Child’s Play Theater, aquarium, medieval times, train park, movie nights at Harkins, Raw Hide, Zoo, Mavrix, Top Golf, Crayola Experience, Legoland Discovery Center and many more! 

Sunshine Celebration

Sunshine Celebrations are unique experiences for YOUR Warrior and family. Some past sunshine celebrations offered at ACFC include birthday milestones, family events, and end of treatment parties. 


K9 Therapy

4 Paws for Healing; a visit from a four-pawed -tail wagging friend is often the best medicine. The K-9 therapy program provides recurring visits from our certified therapy dog Leo and his furry volunteer friends. These visits are offered during our Sunshine Visits and at most Sunshine Celebrations. 

Individual & Family Counseling

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


Quarterly Financial Assistance

ACFC understands the financial burden your family is faced with a cancer diagnosis. This covers treatment related costs, hotel stays, car maintenance, parking, gas, co-pays, mortgage, electricity, etc.

End-Of-Life Support

No one ever prepares you for the burden of the cost associated with burying a loved one. ACFC contributes towards services directly to the mortuary, funeral home, or airline to bring the warrior home.

Baxter's Kitchen

Thanks to our friends at Diamondbacks Foundation who sponsored this program. ACFC is proud to provide nutritious foods and essentials for your family. Parents and guardians are welcome to come and pick up fresh and non-perishable foods, household essential items.

{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
{You all made my week!! I couldn’t even think of any words how grateful and thankful I was. When I entered the building, I could feel positive vibes and happiness radiate from both the place and people. I can tell how much you all care form your actions and sayings, so I am sure that you’ll make so many other kids and parents happy from your surprises.
—Cancer Warrior Emily, after Sunshine Experience
{Thank God for your guys! Thanks again for being wonderful and helping us out!! It really does take a lot of stress off us.
—Danielle, Mom to Cancer Warrior Junie

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