When a child is diagnosed with something as serious as cancer or a blood disorder, the entire family is affected. At Roswell Park, our pediatric psychosocial team works in tandem with our talented clinical team to offer not only excellent medical care, but also the crucial emotional and psychosocial support needed by each member of the family.
Therapeutic play and art programs
Activities in clinic
Beads of Courage and the Aflac Duck
Family comfort packages
End of treatment and milestone celebrations
Teen wellness program
The Fund also diversionary programs to take our patients’ and families’ attention away from the stress, anxiety and challenges of treatment, including:
Only 4% of federal funding for cancer research is designated for childhood cancers. That means donor support and community fundraising are crucial to bring this research to life.
The world-renowned physicians and researchers at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center often have ideas that could change the course of treatment for children and lead to cures. But without funding, their ideas would never get off the ground. That’s where you come in.
Donations to the Courage of Carly Fund help close the gap in federal funding to allow researchers to take their ideas and turn them into reality so more lives can be saved. Donations to the Courage of Carly Fund provides seed funding to launch new research projects and provides for the exploration of new therapeutic options that could lead to new standards of care.
In a collaborative effort to provide the very best care for our pediatric patients, the Roswell Park Oishei Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Program treats children using complete, state-of-the-art technology while staying focused on a family-centered approach. The program offers our pediatric patients the expertise of a joint program based at Roswell Park — the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in New York State outside of New York City — and John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, where the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Hematology/Oncology Patient Suite on the 12th floor has been dedicated to meet the needs of young cancer and blood disorders patients, including an 11-bed inpatient unit. Pediatric outpatients are treated at Roswell Park in the Katherine, Anne and Donna Gioia Pediatric Hematology Oncology Center.