Support for your family

Enrichment Programs

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Treatment for childhood cancer often prevents children from going to school or seeing friends for long periods of time. But there are a number of organizations here in Connecticut that provide fun, safe activities that give patients and parents something to look forward to and bring moments of joy in the midst of this most difficult time.

  • Camp Rising Sun welcomes any child aged 5-17 who has faced a diagnosis of cancer to a week of fun and friendship. Campers can be in treatment, in remission, or anywhere in between. Thanks to our generous supporters there is no cost to attend camp.

  • Programs include family events, “Art from the Heart” room makeovers, and "Circle the Sun", a sibling summer camp in partnership with Camp Rising Sun.

  • Special programs include family activities, snack bags, hospital meals, holiday adopt a family, and hospital meal vouchers.

  • Dream Come True of Western CT fulfills the DREAMS of children, ages 4-19, suffering from serious, chronic or terminal illness, in the Fairfield, Litchfield and New Haven Counties of CT.

  • Livfree provides tickets to family friendly events to help the family unit regain a sense of normalcy. Whether a child is currently receiving or years removed from treatment, tickets are for the whole family to enjoy and boost morale.

  • Make-A-Wish grants the wishes to children with life threatening diseases from 2 ½ year olds – 18 year olds living in all CT counties.

  • Special Wishes supports terminally ill children by giving a last special wish. Services are provided to children ages 3-21.

  • The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals.

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