Helping Families

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 provides monthly grants to families suffering hardship due to their child’s cancer diagnosis. Complete and email this form to [email protected]

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.

Financial Support for Families

Monthly Women’s Wellness Night

Educational Webinar Series

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