Celebration of Champions - Supporting children with cancer.

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Use of Celebration of Champions® Funds

For the seventh consecutive year U.S. News & World Report has ranked Rady Children’s cancer program among the nation’s best. This cancer program includes the following innovation psychosocial programs that help pediatric cancer patients and their families from the first moment of diagnosis. These programs could not be fully funded without proceeds from generous Celebration sponsors and donors.

Clinical Social Worker Services: counsels patients and families throughout the course of illness, including end-of-life care and bereavement support.

Child Life Services: psychologically prepares patients and families for procedures, tests and surgeries using tools such as education, coping techniques and school visits.

Hematology/Oncology Parent Liaison Program: offers peer support for newly diagnosed families by parents of children already treated for cancer. The Patient Family Fund provides assistance for meals, transportation, wigs, and pharmacy co-payments to families in need.

Spiritual Care: provides spiritual support as requested.

Counseling Services: psychologists provide crisis intervention, supportive therapy and referrals as needed to patients and families.

More information about Rady Children’s psychosocial services can be found at http://www.rchsd.org/programs-services/cancer-blood-disorders