Finch Match My Donation Spotlight: Childcan

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About Childcan: Faced with the news that their child has cancer, families from across southwestern and northwestern Ontario have turned to Childcan for direct support since 1974. Financial assistance, emotional support, social programs, research funding – it’s all supported solely by donors who get involved because they know that childhood cancer is an experience that nobody thinks they will face, let alone one that families can prepare for. They know that Childcan makes a very real difference to those families.

Childcan helps families with:

  • Helping cover unexpected expenses
  • Providing a truly listening ear
  • Offering activities and information designed specifically for each family’s new reality
  • Funding research right here at home
  • Leading advocacy and awareness building so that long lasting change can be achieved

Childcan mirrors the catchment area of Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, supporting families from Windsor-Essex to Kitchener-Waterloo, from the shores of Lake Erie north to Grey-Bruce and beyond.

"Three years ago my 2 year old grand daughter Ella was diagnosed with Leukemia. Childcan introduced themselves to our family that very day and gifted my daughter a parking pass for Children's Hospital London that she would use over a 3 year period over a 100 times while taking Ella for her chemo treatments. They also provided her with meal vouchers to use while she lived in the hospital with Ella and these are just a couple examples of the great things they do. Childcan steps in & takes care of these things so that parents can focus on the most important thing and that is to take care of their child. I sponsored Jay Stevens who walked '10,000 Paces for 10,000 Faces' to raise awareness of childhood cancer, and as Jay says 'Nobody Walks Alone'. Childcan will always have a special place in my heart."

- Brenda S.

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