Hershey, PA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/07/2014 -- With headquarters in Pennsylvania and a division in The Woodlands, Texas, Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation has remained steadfast in its commitment to “create smiles, inspire hope and rediscover childhood” for children under 18 and their families who are facing the hardships of cancer diagnosis. The Foundation has been the prestigious recipient of Independent Charities of America’s Five-Star Best in America Award for seven consecutive years – from 2007 to 2014 – able to document, certify and demonstrate that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness. The organization focuses on improving the mental, social and emotional well-being of families while helping to minimize the devastation that cancer can cause.
“We measure the true impact of our organization in smiles,” explains Douglas Runkle, Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation’s President. “A national footprint allows the Foundation to make a difference in communities large and small, providing a helping hand wherever needed. Families of children with cancer often face financial difficulties – out of nowhere, household bills seemingly become overwhelming while utilities are in jeopardy of being shut-off and an eviction notice looms in the distance. We understand that. With the Helping Hands Fund, we provide emergency bridge payments directly to the utility companies and landlords, ensuring that each child under our ‘watch’ has a warm, safe place to call home while recovering from cancer.”
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The Foundation also delivers gifts to thousands of children each year through the national Bear-Able Gift Program, including such items as board games, toys, crayons, coloring books, markers, video games, puzzles, teddy bears and craft kits. As Foundation representatives put it, “Anything that makes children'smile and laugh” are distributed to hospitals across the U.S. Further, the Bear-Able Gift Program is the largest supplier of gifts to children with cancer in North America.
The Foundation’s Camp Scholarship Program, meanwhile, allows children in remission to reconnect with friends and activities they have a fondness for. The Program provides funding for a camp of their choice plus sports, music, art, science, horseback riding, skiing or whatever activities they missed most during treatment.
Eight core values comprise the blueprint by which the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation and its stakeholders operate globally: Stewardship, the organization believing “we are all entrusted with a special responsibility to serve all children who are touched by cancer;” Respect, and being “open” to different cultures, ideas and points of view; Collaboration, working across boundaries from international to departmental; Integrity, practicing clear, direct and “appropriately detailed communication;” Accountability, accepting responsibility for the Foundation’s promises and actions; Passion, being “immersed in the vision and mission of being the best in the world at delivering hope to children touched by cancer;” Growth, learning to adapt as individuals and an organization and Balance, taking time for personal wellness.
Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation can be reached by calling (717) 545-7600 or (800) 238-6479. For more information visit www.childrenscancerrecovery.org.