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HOW WE HELP

OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

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UPON DIAGNOSIS

When a parent hears the words “your child has cancer,” their world is forever altered.  PCFLV is able to immediately step in and offer assistance and support to the entire family. 

HOUSECLEANING 

PCFLV pays for a one-time house cleaning of a patient’s home after diagnosis, by a local cleaning service.

GAS AND GROCERY GIFT CARDS 

To help pay for gas to get to appointments and healthy food when at home

HOSPITAL CAFETERIA CARDS 

To defray the cost of living in the hospital with your child

EZPASS GIFT CERTIFICATES

To pay for tolls for those families traveling to Philadelphia or beyond for treatment or appointments

 

JOURNEY BAGS

A bag filled with comfort items for the parents that can be used during hospital stays.

WARRIOR BACKPACKS

A backpack filled with age-appropriate comfort items for the cancer warrior.

IN TREATMENT

Days, weeks, months in the hospital during treatment can be rough. Blood draws, transfusions, learning new terminology, balancing family and work can all be difficult.  PCFLV hopes to be able to assist with lessening these burdens.

CHEMO CIRCUS

PCFLV staff visit the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Infusion Clinic at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital twice a month, taking toys and craft kits for the children receiving treatment, as well as a pizza lunch. PCFLV will also visit the inpatient unit if requested by the family.

 

FAMILY ASSISTANCE FUND

PCFLV created a fund at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital which provides funding for bills, mortgages, utilities, etc.

 

CAREGIVER COFFEE

PCFLV staff visit the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Infusion Clinic at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital twice a month, taking coffee for the parents and donuts for the children. PCFLV will also visit the inpatient unit if requested by the family.

 

GAS AND GROCERY GIFT CARDS

To help pay for gas to get to appointments and healthy food when at home

 

HOSPITAL CAFETERIA CARDS

To defray the cost of living in the hospital with your child

 

BIRTHDAY CARDS FOR KIDS AND SIBLINGS

PCFLV sends a birthday card and gift to cancer kids and their siblings until their 18th birthday; $25 for cancer kids and bereaved siblings; $5 for siblings

 

KIDS KONNECT

A bi-monthly event with food and fun for kids with cancer, their siblings, as well as bereaved siblings; ages 4-11 years old. 

 

MOM'S, DAD'S AND PARENTS' NIGHT

PCFLV holds rotating events for moms, dads and parents.  Attendees are able to chat with each other and provide support, all while doing an art project or an activity

 

TEEN EVENTS

Every other month, PCFLV hosts events specifically for teenage cancer patients, survivors and their siblings, along with bereaved siblings; ages 12-18 years old. The activity and venue change each time.

 

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

PCFLV provides a one-time, $5,000 scholarship to a higher education institution for any cancer patient who wishes to further their education


CAMP SMILE

Camp Smile is a week-long day camp offered to kids with cancer and their siblings, along with bereaved siblings (campers are aged 4-15); activities each day include art, theater, sports, swimming, games and typical camp fun

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM

PCFLV distributes gift cards to families who need assistance with Holiday shopping

 

EVENT AND ENTERTAINMENT TICKETS

PCFLV provides tickets to local sports and entertainment events to allow families a bit of fun and time to bond

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES

PCFLV provides a backpack filled with school supplies to families who need assistance

EZPASS GIFT CERTIFICATES

To pay for tolls for those families traveling to Philadelphia or beyond for treatment or appointments


IN-TREATMENT / SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP

PCFLV holds a monthly support group for parents who have children currently in or out of treatment.

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SURVIVORSHIP

When children finish their treatment, their journey is not over.  There are still doctor visits, medical bills, chemotherapy after-effects, financial challenges and the challenge of re-adjusting to “normal” life.  PCFLV assists with all of this … while celebrating their success!

END OF TREATMENT GIFTS

PCFLV provides a small gift to each child when they finish their treatment.  Typically, PCFLV provides a tiara for girls and a custom shield for boys

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

PCFLV provides a one-time, $5,000 scholarship to a higher education institution for any cancer patient who wishes to further their education

GAS AND GROCERY GIFT CARDS

To help pay for gas to get to follow-up appointments and healthy food

BIRTHDAY CARDS FOR KIDS AND SIBLINGS

PCFLV sends a birthday card and gift to survivors and their siblings until their 18th birthday; $25 for cancer kids and bereaved siblings; $5 for siblings

 

KIDS KONNECT PROGRAM

PCFLV holds events for survivors and their siblings, along with bereaved siblings; often an art project is involved, along with food and fun games. These events are broken up into various age groups and the program changes each month

 

MOM'S, DAD'S AND PARENTS' NIGHT

PCFLV holds rotating events for moms, dads and parents. Attendees are able to chat with each other and provide support, all while doing an art project or an activity

TEEN NIGHTS

PCFLV hosts events specifically for teenage survivors, teenage cancer patients and their teenage siblings, along with teenage bereaved siblings; the venue/activity changes each month

 

CAMP SMILE

Camp Smile is a week-long day camp offered to survivors, cancer patients and their siblings, along with bereaved siblings (campers are aged 4-15); activities each day include art, theater, sports, swimming, games and typical camp fun

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM

PCFLV distributes gift cards to families who need assistance with Holiday shopping

 

EVENT AND ENTERTAINMENT TICKETS

PCFLV provides tickets to local sports and entertainment events to allow families a bit of fun and time to bond

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES

PCFLV provides a backpack filled with school supplies to families who need assistance

IN-TREATMENT / SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUP

PCFLV holds a monthly support group for parents who have children currently in or out of treatment.


END OF TREATMENT GIFTS

PCFLV provides a small gift to each child when they finish treatment. 

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BEREAVEMENT

PCFLV continues to provide services and programs to families who have lost a child to cancer.  These families have bonded with fellow pediatric cancer families and PCFLV staff, and they are invited to join in any of our activities and events.

REMEMBRANCE PORTRAIT

PCFLV commissions a painting of each child who passes away; the painting is then presented to the family

FINAL EXPENSE STIPEND

PCFLV provides a $1,000 stipend for families to use toward final expenses

 

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING

PCFLV holds varying bereavement/grief counseling programs each year

 

BIRTHDAY CARDS

PCFLV sends out birthday cards to bereaved siblings up to age 18

 

KIDS KONNECT PROGRAM

PCFLV holds events for kids with cancer and their siblings, along with bereaved siblings; often an art project is involved, along with food and fun games.  These events are broken up into various age groups and the program changes each month

 

MOM'S, DAD'S AND PARENTS' NIGHT

PCFLV holds rotating events for moms, dads and parents. Attendees are able to chat with each other and provide support, all while doing an art project or an activity

 

TEEN NIGHTS

PCFLV hosts events specifically for teenage survivors, teenage cancer patients and their teenage siblings, along with bereaved teenage siblings; the venue/activity changes each month

 

CAMP SMILE

Camp Smile is a week-long day camp offered to survivors and their siblings, along with bereaved siblings (campers are aged 4-15); activities each day include art, theater, sports, swimming, games and typical camp fun

 

ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM

PCFLV distributes gift cards to families who need assistance with Holiday shopping

 

EVENT AND ENTERTAINMENT TICKETS

PCFLV provides tickets to local sports and entertainment events to allow families a bit of fun and time to bond

 

BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES

PCFLV provides a backpack filled with school supplies to families who need assistance

BEREAVED SCHOLARSHIPS

PCFLV provides a one-time, $3,000 scholarship to a higher education institution for any bereaved sibling who wishes to further their education

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The NCCN Guidelines for Patients® are step-by-step guides to the latest advances in cancer care, designed to empower you to make informed decisions before and after a cancer diagnosis. They are based on the same treatment information your doctors use and help you talk to your care team about the best options for your care.

TESTIMONIALS

"We are thankful for organizations like PCFLV, that take away some of the worries with activities like Camp Smile and fun family outings, but mostly for a network of families that fight the same battle."

Steve, father of Cancer Warrior

"The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley has been our rock this past year. They were there with overnight necessities when the hospital was our home, with gas cards and cafeteria cards, with game tickets, super heroes, and parties. They helped me connect to other parents that knew what we were going through."

Larissa, mother of Cancer Warrior

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