Whether you’re dealing with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), chondrosarcoma, neuroblastoma, or the host of other pediatric cancer diagnoses, it’s the actual diagnosis that can take your breath away.
You can feel your life being redefined from the moments before, and the moments after, you’ve been told your child has cancer.
To help parents and caregivers of kids with cancers such as CML get their feet on the ground and feel a sense of community, two organizations have come together to offer help. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Momcology are hosting a series of informational events in the Philadelphia area. These ongoing, semi-monthly seminars are designed for parents whose children have been diagnosed with cancer.
Each session focuses on a different topic from general information and activities to local opportunities and peer-to-peer support groups for caregivers of children with pediatric cancer. Each event is free of charge and runs from 10 am to 12 pm.
Interested in attending one or all of the sessions? Click below to register. Each date has a different topic and will help arm caregivers with information to help make life a little easier.
- Sat., Nov. 11: Communication
- Sat., Jan. 13: Post-traumatic Growth
- Sat., March 10: Managing Loss
- Sat., May 12: Integrative Strategies to Manage Stress
- Sat., July 14: Managing the Worry
CHOP‘s pediatric cancer treatment center provides support for parents and hope for children fighting cancer. Our healthcare team is comprised of world-renowned pediatric oncologists dedicated to offering cutting-edge treatments to battle childhood cancer.
Momcology is made up of moms from all walks-of-life and socioeconomic statuses who are woven together by the common thread that they believe no one should go through childhood cancer by themselves. The group offers support, retreats, research opportunities, and resources for parents when it feels like there is nowhere else to turn.