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 children and families affected by sickle cell disease.

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
  • Lighthouse Family Retreat: Offers fun, family-centered activities to children with cancer and their parents and siblings
  • Camp Crescent Moon: Summer camp that provides recreational and educational opportunities for children who have sickle cell disease
  • Aurora Day Camp: Offers a seven-week summer day camp for children with cancer and their siblings, and other year-round programs

Fundraising partners

  • Aflac Inc.: Since 1995, Aflac and its Aflac Field Force have contributed more than $120 million to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
  • Hyundai Hope on Wheels: This organization's mission is to raise awareness for childhood cancer, donate life-saving research funds and celebrate the lives of children affected by cancer.
  • 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 $21 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.