Childhood Cancer

Kids are resilient. Make sure your support system is, too.

Help Comes in Many Forms

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the emotional, physical, and financial toll can be overwhelming, but your support can make a world of difference to reduce the feelings of overwhelm for a family on this medical journey.

Connecting Those in Need and Those Who Care

There is often a stigma around asking for help, and families may not know how to reach out. If you are reading this and are in need, please know that the people around you genuinely want to support you. Families navigating a diagnosis need fundraisers and gift cards to cover expenses, emotional support through calls or visits, assistance with chores and childcare, and meal deliveries.

Setting up a hub to share updates and celebrate milestones is critical to community support. SupportNow makes it easier to ask for and offer help, bridging the gap between those in need and those who care.

Needs Change With the Journey, Sometimes Unexpectedly

If you are supporting a family, knowing when to help can be challenging because different types of help are required at varying points along the way and tasks that are easy for a family to handle in one season are too much to handle in another. This is especially true for families with multiple kids or single parents. 

Here are some milestones that can trigger a change in the support:

  1. Immediately After Diagnosis: Provide a listening ear and comfort. Assist with daily tasks and childcare. Ensure the family has nutritious meals.

  2. During Intensive Treatment Periods: Offer rides to medical appointments. Help cover additional costs, like lodging. Reduce stress by helping with chores and errands.

  3. Post-Treatment Recovery: Assist with transitioning back to regular routines to help the family adjust post-treatment. Provide ongoing emotional support.

Support Organizers Need Flexible Tools

Choosing a tool that can adapt to the needs of the family is an essential step in the process.

Platforms like SupportNow create a central place for a community to rally around a family, stay in the loop on what they need, when they need it, and how to give them the care they deserve.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Be a source of comfort and relief. Your support can transform lives and bring light to families facing the darkest of times. Together, we can make a real impact.



Not All Help is Helpful

While the intention to help is always appreciated, certain times and ways might not be as beneficial or could inadvertently add stress to the family.

1. During Critical Medical Procedures: Avoid visiting unless invited.

2. By Overstepping Boundaries: Do not show up unannounced or give unsolicited advice.

3. During Moments of Rest: Respect the family's need for quiet and rest. Remember, it is not about you!


  • Published: Jun 10, 2024
  • Last Updated: Jun 21, 2024

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