Resources for Families


For more information about the government's role in fighting childhood cancer, visit our Advocate's Guide to Childhood Cancer & the Government.



The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) is a collaborative network of individuals and organizations, including the Children's Cause, supporting and serving the childhood cancer community. CAC2, in collaboration with the Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nurses, the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers, and KBI Biopharma, has launched the below tool -- Hope Portal, a comprehensive place to direct the families we encounter to find the help they need. 


Children's Cause is proud to be a member of the following coalitions, each of which offers information and opportunities for community engagement:

  • Alliance for Childhood Cancer: The Alliance exists to provide a forum of national patient advocacy groups and medical and scientific organizations which meets regularly, shares ideas and concerns, and works collaboratively to advance research and policies to prevent cancer, and improve public education, and the diagnosis, treatment, supportive care and survivorship of children and adolescents with cancer.
  • Cancer Leadership Council: The CLC is made up of approximately 30 groups of cancer patient organizations, professional societies, and research organizations. While the CLC has grown in size and scope from its inception in 1993, its agenda remains patient-centered. The CLC is engaged in a wide range of issues, but they relate to a fundamental goal of ensuring cancer patients access to high quality care. 
  • Coalition Against Childhood Cancer: CAC2 effectively advances a variety of childhood cancer causes by unifying the childhood cancer community through broad-based coordinated action and collaboration that leverages the strengths and expertise of its individual members and minimizes duplication of effort.
  • One Voice Against Cancer: OVAC is a collaboration of national non-profit organizations representing millions of Americans, delivering a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations.