Camps, Events, Support Groups and Other Resources

At the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, children and their families are not alone. There are a wide range of resources available, including:

Educational events

  • Beyond the Cure: A free, half-day educational conference for adolescent and young adult cancer survivors and their parents
  • Sickle Cell Education Day: A free, one-day educational event for anyone who has ever been affected by sickle cell disease: children, parents, relatives, friends of the family, teachers and healthcare workers

Camps and retreats

  • Blue Skies: Offers beach and mountain retreats to 10 to 12 families who have children affected by cancer
  • Camp Sunshine: Offers a summer camp and other year-round programs for children with cancer
  • Camp Wannaklot: A week-long camp offering children with bleeding disorders a full-range of camp activities
  • Deliver the Dream: Planned retreat weekends that help participants regain strength, mend spirits, and just be families and kids again
  • Hole in the Wall Gang Camp" A camp in Connecticut that serves children between the ages of 7 and 15 who have been diagnosed with cancer or serious blood disorders
  • Lighthouse Family Retreat: Offers fun, family-centered activities to children with cancer and their parents and siblings
  • Sickle Cell Camp: A summer camp that provides recreational and educational opportunities for children who have sickle cell disease

Support groups

  • Parent Support Group—Egleston hospital: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center amphitheater at Egleston hospital.
  • Parent Support Group—Scottish Rite hospital: Meets every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the conference room in the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Scottish Rite hospital.
  • R&R During BMT: A support group for parents of children undergoing a stem cell/blood and marrow transplant (BMT). This group meets every Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Fundraising

  • Aflac Inc.: Since 1995, Aflac and its Aflac Field Force have contributed more than $100 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
  • St. Baldricks's Foundation: The organization's mission is to raise awareness and funds to cure kids' cancer by supporting cancer research and fellowships.
  • Swim Across America: This organization is dedicated to raising money and awareness for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming-related events.
  • WSB Care-a-Thon: This annual radio-a-thon benefiting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center has raised more than $10 million.

Other resources

  • Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation: Services include year-round events for children with brain tumors and their families, educational materials, scholarship, financial assistance, parent support group and email networking for parents.
  • Camp Sunshine House: Provides year-round emotional and social support for children with cancer and their families.
  • CURE Childhood Cancer: Dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research and education. Offers support for families of children with cancer, providing them comfort and support during their time of need.
  • Flashes of Hope: A national nonprofit organization whose goal is to photograph every child with cancer until every child is cured.
  • Jay's Hope: Improves the quality of life of children with cancer and their families in Georgia by extending hope through social, emotional, spiritual, educational and financial support.