George’s time volunteering as a Chemo Pal for almost four years taught him a lot about life, courage, and the importance of being present.
CCA’s Chemo Pal mentors play games, listen to music, share hobbies, and simply offer the comfort of companionship, relieving the anxiety, loneliness, and isolation experienced by kids in treatment. A Chemo Pal mentor can also give parents a much-needed break to grab a cup of coffee, talk with doctors, or spend time with their other children.
To-date, the program has now matched more than 1,500 kids undergoing lengthy treatment regimens with a trained and trusted adult mentor volunteer.
Halo Buddy Mentors
CCA’s Halo Buddy Program at Shriners Hospital for Children is an extension of our award-winning Chemo Pal Mentor Program and provides kids going through halo traction with a caring, trusted adult friend during their long-term hospital stay.
Help Fill Our Toy Closet
Help fill our Chemo Pal closet with the most requested toys, games, books, and crafts. Please note: due to compromised immune systems we can only accept donations of NEW toys.