CURE Childhood Cancer Association
CURE Childhood Cancer Association was formed in Rochester, NY in 1976 by a group of parents who lost their children to cancer. They wanted to provide support to parents going through the same experience, as well as raise money for cancer research. Today, CURE is the only organization in Rochester focused solely on meeting the emotional, social, financial, and educational needs of children diagnosed with cancer and chronic blood disorders.
“Your child has cancer." Families who hear those words live in a world transformed by disease. Daily life is filled with fear, confusion, stress, and emotion. No medical treatment can cure these afflictions. World-class medical care is available in the Rochester area, but patients and families need more than medical care to cope with chronic, life-threatening, and terminal childhood diseases. CURE is there to help and meet the very specific needs of families who are caring for a chronically ill child. In 1976, a group of Rochester parents who lost their children to cancer along with several doctors formed an organization called CURE Childhood Cancer Association. It was their belief that it was important that more help be provided to families of children that are diagnosed with cancer. They determined that during this time families’ needs included; Counseling, Understanding, Research and Education. Out of these beliefs CURE Childhood Cancer Association was born. CURE is a nationally recognized innovator in peer to peer support and for over 35 years, has been the forerunner in developing the concept of parent advocacy, long-term educational assistance and financial support. CURE encourages and assists children, young adults and their families in Rochester and the surrounding region to realistically face diagnosis and treatment, cope with their fears, and believe in the possibility of life after cancer. Today, CURE is the only organization in Rochester focused solely on meeting the emotional, social, financial and educational needs of children diagnosed with cancer and chronic blood disorders.
The Kickball League of Rochester players helped raise $5,376 for CURE Childhood Cancer Association during the Summer 2014 season.