Helpful Resources

Organizations that Provide Financial Assistance
 
Ally’s House                                   
1-877-730-2559
Provides financial assistance to families of children receiving treatment for cancer who are residents of Oklahoma
 
Children’s Cancer Fund of America                
1-888-418-6062
Provides $50 per month to families of children (ages 0-19) who are receiving treatment for cancer. Patient or caregiver must contact CCFOA to request an application.  Once approved, the patient or caregiver must call each month to request additional assistance.
 
National Children’s Cancer Society                 
1-800-532-6459
Provides information and financial assistance to family of children diagnosed on or before their 18th birthday.
 
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society           
1-888-828-4572
Provides information and financial assistance to any person diagnosed with a type of leukemia or lymphoma.
 
Foundation for Children with Cancer  
1-314-843-9300
 
B+ Foundation
 
Smiles for Sophie Forever
1-216-346-0913
Any family with a child diagnosed with brain cancer/malignant brain tumor prior to the
child’s 18th birthday is eligible for consideration.
 
Social Security Administration * SSI
1-800-772-1213
 
Organizations that Provide a Wish or Retreat
 
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma          
1-888-901-9474
Grants a wish to children (ages 3-17) with a life-threatening illness (such as cancer)
 
Lighthouse Family Retreat                                 
1-678-290-2955
Serves children with cancer and their families at a seaside retreat.  You can apply online through the website.
 
Information Websites
Children’s Oncology Group
 
National Cancer Institute
 
 
Pediatric Oncology Resource Center
 
American Cancer Society
 
Childhood Leukemia Foundation
 
Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation
 
Neuroblastoma Children’s Cancer Society
 
Blood & Marrow Transplant Information Network
 
 
Support Organizations & Websites
Oklahoma Family Network
918-527-5647 or 877-871-5072
Amy White * Oncology Coordinator
 
LIVESTRONG
1-855-220-7777
Provides assistance for anyone affected by cancer
 
Patient Advocate Foundation
800-532-5274
 
Caringbridge
You can develop a website for your child to provide information to family and friends.
 
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation
 
Children’s Cancer Association
 
SuperSibs
A special program just for siblings of pediatric cancer patients
 
 

Support Groups

 
Circle of Friends
Families who share the common bond of having a sick child often find comfort in each other. The Circle of Friends support group is available for parents and family members of the children who visit our clinic. The group meets informally to share support, concerns and resources. Circle of Friends also helps to raise funds to cover special purchases for the patients of the clinic -- such as holiday parties, books and games for the waiting room and other special needs.

O.K. Corral Cancer Camp
The physicians, nurses and staff of the clinic volunteer each summer at the O.K. Corral Cancer Camp. O.K. Corral, held at Shepherds Fold Ranch in Avant, Oklahoma, is a five-day, fun-filled camp for children with cancer and their siblings.

The children participate in a variety of activities including horseback riding, tennis, swimming and camping events. O.K. Corral gives kids the opportunity to spend time with other children that have had similar experiences.

Counselors are on hand to provide supervision throughout the camp along with physicians, nurses and social workers. The American Cancer Society sponsors the camp each year. Contact your pediatric oncology social worker for more information.