While our primary mission is to fund research for safer and less toxic treatments, helping families is also a key reason that AWOCCF exists. When a child is diagnosed with cancer it affects the entire family. Arms Wide Open is dedicated to helping families emotionally, spiritually and financially. Here are some ways that we assist families.
• Arms Wide Open hosts the Hope and Healing Bereavement Retreat for families who have lost a child to cancer. The free three-day retreat is held at Skytop Lodge in Skytop, PA.
Arms Wide Open hosts Helping Hands, a crowdfunding platform that allows childhood cancer families to raise funds without paying credit card and platform fees
• Arms Wide Open sponsors the Monthly Women’s Integrative Wellness Night at the Ronald McDonald House NYC each month. Caregivers of children with cancer enjoy a few hours of respite as they receive spa treatments, lite fare and gift bags.
• Arms Wide Open has partnered with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to host “First Steps Toward Healing: A Webinar Series.” Link to 2014 archived webinar series coming soon.