Our friends on the Together team at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are pleased to announce the launch of Teens&20s, a mini-site for teens and young adults who are childhood cancer patients and survivors. Together needs feedback to help make Teens&20s the best it can be. If you are a cancer patient/survivor age 13-25, please spend some time checking out Teens&20s and then take an anonymous survey by October 13. While supplies last, participants who complete the survey will get a $10 gift card. (Participants may choose from a variety of major retailers.) Together is a comprehensive online resource for pediatric cancer patients and their families no matter where the patient receives treatment.
Lacuna Loft is excited to announce that we are partnering with Hot for Hope to bring a support group to the kiddos of our young adult cancer survivors. If you are a young adult cancer survivor and you have a child between the ages of 8 and 17, they can attend an online support group with other kids who understand what they are going through! The groups will be moderated by a registered nurse, Jenny Yessaian.
These support groups will happen monthly, with the first one starting on Thursday, October 12th. If your child is between the ages of 8 and 12, they can attend the online support group from 5-5:30 pm PT / 7-7:30 pm CT and if your child is between the ages of 13 and 17, they can attend the online support group from 5:30-6 pm PT / 7:30-8 pm CT. Each support group will take part via video chat and Lacuna Loft will email you with details before the group starts.
These groups help to support the social and emotional development of children coping with a parent with cancer. Each group will meet on a monthly basis for 30 minutes in length.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is putting on a live, online question and answer session for families interested in fertility preservation in children that have been diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases.
The event will take place on April 20th from 7-8 pm EDT and is free. During this event, parents will be able to chat with Cincinnati Children’s doctors who specialize in pediatric fertility preservation.
Check out this link below for more information.