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The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) relies on the generosity of people like you to provide funds that will offer the support, information, and services to families going through one of the toughest fights of their life. With your donation we can reach more families to ensure they are not alone. ACCO has been helping families since 1970, and we continue to help those who are facing this disease today. Your donation will be used where it is needed at the time, or you can request that your donation is directed to a specific program or project.
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HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS HELP
INFORMATION / RESOURCES
At a time children and parents are full of fear and facing many unknowns, it is critical they have access to easy to understand information to empower better decision making. We are constantly creating, printing, mailing, and reprinting books and brochures that address specific aspects of childhood cancer. ACCO provides the most appropriate material to our family’s unique needs, often written or edited by those who have been there. ACCO also provides free medical play toolkits allowing children to role play and easily understand their complex medical procedures.
Through over 10 years of survey data we know families experience serious financial hardship from a childhood cancer diagnosis. At the same time families are dealing with the shock of hearing the words ‘your child has cancer’ they face an avalanche of medical expenses while being forced to change employment status due to the intensity of time needed to care for a child with cancer; sometimes even compromising their ability to maintain health insurance when they need it most. Through our signature program, Founding Hope, ACCO is able to meet the emotional and financial needs of families and provide hope in the darkest time of their lives.
AWARENESS AND ADVOCACY
ACCO is the largest and oldest grassroots childhood cancer organization in the United States, and the only member of Childhood Cancer International. We are dedicated to raising awareness and shaping policy at the local, state, and federal levels to make childhood cancer a health priority. The ACCO is also a key leader in increasing access to essential medicines worldwide where mortality rates linger at 90% in low and middle income countries.