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Letter to the editor: Pediatric cancer, a family perspective

Posted on September 2, 2022

When you become a parent, you are prepared for many things. Sleepless nights, too many diapers, too many bottles, fixing a skinned up knee. But one thing no one prepares you for–nor is there a manual–is hearing the words, “Your child has cancer.” When our daughter was diagnosed with cancer, those very words shook our […]

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Letter to the Editor: The youngest cancer victims who have so very much at stake

Posted on September 1, 2022

As an oncologist, I deal with life and death cancer challenges confronting adults every day. But in this national month of Childhood Cancer Awareness, I urge us all to consider these youngest cancer victims who have so very much at stake. The average adult overtaken by cancer loses 15 years of life. That is a […]

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Partner Spotlight: Measurement Incorporated

Posted on August 24, 2022

Dr. Henry H. Scherich, better known as “Hank” to those who know him well, is the Founder/CEO of Measurement Incorporated. Hank is married to his wife Linda, and they have two sons, Nathan (Allie) and Bryan (Lindsey). He has five grandchildren who he loves dearly. Freelance writer and former newspaper columnist, Thomas Gasparoli, has written […]

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September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on August 2, 2022

No one budgets for cancer. The facts are staggering. The average individual hospital stay for pediatric cancer costs over $40,000 Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality – AHRQ). Additionally, nearly 75% of families experience loss of 50% or more of household income (National Coalition of Cancer Survivors – NCCS). Not only does childhood cancer take […]

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Expanding Family Services in North Carolina

Posted on July 28, 2022

North Carolina motorists will see some precious smiles thanks to a grant from The Cannon Foundation to Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas (CCP). The van provided bears the faces of North Carolina children battling cancer. CCP is unique for its immediate, comprehensive and continuous support to children battling cancer, including travel assistance, lodging and […]

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Mission Monday: Burkley Ford

Posted on June 13, 2022

In February 2021, Burkley was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma, cancer that forms incertain types of nerve tissue, at the tender age of three. She had a large tumor in her abdomen withmetastasis to her lymph nodes as well as her bone marrow. Genetic testing found the tumor to bethe more aggressive form of Neuroblastoma, […]

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Volunteer Partner Spotlight: Michele Harvey

Posted on June 10, 2022

Michele Harvey has volunteered for Children’s Cancer Partners since 2016. Michele is often in the Children’s Cancer Partners office assisting with everything from birthday boxes that are sent out to our children during their birthday month to stuffing envelopes for the latest appeal. Michele plays a pivotal role in organizing other volunteers to assist with […]

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Meet Kedeidra!

Posted on June 9, 2022

We welcome Kedeidra Dupree to the Children’s Cancer Partners team as a Family Advocate in the Durham area! Originally from Macclesfield, North Carolina, Kedeidra made Durham her home 6 years ago. Kedeidra comes to us with a background in child and family services. She obtained both an AAS degree and BA degree in Child Development […]

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Corporate Partner Spotlight: Benjamin Weeks

Posted on June 7, 2022

Children’s Cancer Partners recently partnered with Benjamin Weeks, Founder and Communications Director of Slang Creative. Benjamin shot his first film when he was in the fourth grade. Using a stationary 8 mm film camera and stop motion control, the ten second animation entitled, “Man Falls on Banana” inspired this thing he calls a career.Later in […]

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Corporate Partner Spotlight: Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Posted on April 8, 2022

It’s been nearly 7 years since Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System started its partnership with Children’s Cancer Partners. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System has sponsored events such as Cribbs Kitchen Burger Cook-Off and Docs Who Rock, all of which benefit local children battling cancer. Since the partnering with Children’s Cancer Partners, 83 children have been served and […]

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