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Childhood Cancer

Tailgate With a Cause Raises Money for the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation

Karen Hart | Posted 10.27.2015 | Impact
Karen Hart

New York chefs John Villa and Josh Capon put on quite the tailgate party on Sunday during the New York Giants home game against the Dallas Cowboys. The dynamite duo served up Tao, Lavo and Bowery Meat Company favorites at the annual Tailgate with a Cause fundraiser

Could Circus Elephants Help Cure Childhood Cancer?

Kristen Hewitt | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Kristen Hewitt

Taking your child to the circus is an experience most parents share with their little ones at least once in their lives. Now, the circus brings an even greater source of fulfillment for families, one that could potentially change the treatment of childhood cancer -- and it starts with elephants.

When Your World Turns Upside Down

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

You'll get the worst phone call imaginable or you'll bring your child to the doctor for something you think is routine only to find yourself in an ambulance being transported... elsewhere. So, to those of you who have suddenly found yourselves in a hospital room facing the very worst possible news of your lives, here is some advice to keep you sane.

How Alex's Lemonade Stand Went From A Dream To A Multimillion Dollar Legacy

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.21.2015 | OWN

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Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation Sponsors a Weekend for Caregivers

Karen Hart | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Karen Hart

This past weekend the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation, which provides financial, emotional, and practical support to families tackling childhood cancer, sponsored ten moms from the New York/New Jersey area to participate in a Momcology retreat.

Computer Training May Improve Memory For Childhood Cancer Survivors

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) – Children who receive cancer treatments may suffer thinking problems later, but using an at-home computer training program ca...

The No Man's Land of Teen Cancer

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.11.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

My child is unable to dream of her future. She is a teenager who is forced to confront the prospect of her own mortality. I know she's worried about more than dying. She wants to have children, but doesn't know if she'll be able to. She's a singer, but her lungs are riddled with tumors.

Not Your Average Facebook Posts: Creating Communities and Inspiring Action

Jenny Mosier | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Jenny Mosier

I sit on a train destined for New York for the sole purpose of seeing a couple I have never met. Their home is across the world. I am not certain what they do for a living, how they met, what they do for fun, or what type of food they like. Yet, I am confident that I know their innermost thoughts and that we have more in common in how we confront our daily lives than many people I have known for decades.

Coach Tom Coughlin, NY Giants Support Families Tackling Childhood Cancer

Karen Hart | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Karen Hart

Thanks to the generosity of the many attendees, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation -- Coach Coughlin's charitable organization which helps families financially, emotionally and in practical ways when a child is diagnosed with cancer -- reached its goal of raising $1.5 million.

6 Things I've Learned in the Pediatric Oncology Waiting Room

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 10.05.2015 | Parents
Jacqueline Dooley

It's been three years since my daughter's initial cancer diagnosis. Since then, we've visited the pediatric oncology clinic for treatment, follow-up scans and meetings with her doctor. These days she is seen on a not quite monthly basis, depending on her latest scan results. It amounts to a lot of time in the waiting room.

Learning to Live With Sickle Cell Disease

Justin Flowers | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Justin Flowers

A pain crisis is hard to put into words. Every person with sickle cell disease describes it differently. For me, it is a sharp, excruciating pain that runs throughout my entire body.

We Can All Make a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 09.28.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

Do you think everyone believes they can make a positive difference in the world? I have been lucky enough to witness many amazing stories of people making a difference and changing the world over the past 10 years.

Everything Does Not Happen For a Reason

Erin Musto | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion
Erin Musto

In February of 2012, my 5 ½ year old daughter Madeline passed away. She was diagnosed with DIPG (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma), a rare and inoperable brainstem tumor. She passed away only five days after her diagnosis. I am often annoyed and confused when people tell me that Madeline died for a reason.

The One's That Are Gone

Erin Musto | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Erin Musto

Our amazing people existed and took a piece of our hearts, they helped build us; we are who we are because of what they built and what we lost with them. Grief is a gift most of all because it reminds us that they were here.

It's a Very Personal Fight

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Shana Thornton

"It's as personal as it can get. There are good days and bad ones, but it's a very personal fight worth staying in the long run for. He's my grandson...

Childhood Cancer? Empathy Is Far From Enough

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Each September is "Childhood Cancer Awareness" month. This acknowledgement of a problem means more than beautiful photos of smiling bald children. It highlights the urgency of generating action to eliminate cancer as the leading cause of death by disease for American children.

The Moment I Realized This Back-to-School Month Was Not Going to Be the Same

Nicole Scobie | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Nicole Scobie

September, for a parent, is a symbol of change. It's back to school time -- a new beginning, new friends, new classroom, new things to learn. Summer is over and a new stage of life begins. But not for everyone.

Magical Photo Series Lets Kids With Cancer Live Out Their Dreams

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.18.2015 | Parents

Photographer Jonathan Diaz likes using his work to foster kids' vivid imaginations and inspire them to follow their dreams. His "Anything Can Be" phot...

The Lottery: You, Your Child, and Cancer

Jaye Watson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Parents
Jaye Watson

Steve and Mandi Paris buried their beautiful daughter Mary Elizabeth in a pink dress they should never have had to buy. They lost the lottery.

Six Words That Shattered Our World

Connie Cruthirds | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Connie Cruthirds

How does one sleep when the to-do list has been wiped clean except for one task "save my son's life?"

Why Gold?

Erin Musto | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Erin Musto

There was a time in my life, in so many people's lives, that I was blissfully unaware of childhood cancer. I grew up in an era that I knew only one c...

Childhood Cancer: A New Global Fight

SickKids Centre for Global Child Health | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
SickKids Centre for Global Child Health

Every September, families, caregivers and researchers across the world commemorate Childhood Cancer Awareness month by honoring children fighting cancer, celebrating how far we have come, and recognizing how much is left to do.

This Is What Childhood Cancer Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.11.2015 | Parents

"Your child has cancer." Every three minutes, a parent hears those devastating words. And every year, an estimated 91,250 children around the wor...

We Don't Get to Pick the Hard Stuff

Erin Musto | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Erin Musto

While driving home today, my 6- and 7-year-old daughters opened up about many hurts in their hearts. I have found that car rides are the safest place, to them, to open up and chat. In this conversation there was much talk of divorce and missing their family.

Kids Battling Cancer Go To Their 'Happy Places' In Dreamy Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.04.2015 | Parents

A sweet photo project by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta helps kids with cancer go to their "happy places" -- whether they're imaginary isl...