CLIMB Supports Kids

“Health & Healing”
The Saint Alphonsus Cancer Center, http://www.saintalphonsus.org

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Saint-AlphonsusTHE SAINT ALPHONSUS Cancer Care Center is pleased to announce the launch of CLIMB (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery), a support and education program designed for children who have parents or grandparents with cancer. At Saint Alphonsus, we know that cancer affectsnot only the individual, but the entire family. Children who have a loved one with cancer may experience changes in their daily routines and may feel confused, fearful, sad or angry about the illlness of a parent or grandparent.

The six-session CLIMB program, which is offered free to area children, is based on a nationally recognized model developed by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing emotional support for children of adults with cancer.

If you are interested in supporting our effort to help children and families affected by cancer, or know of a family who would benefit from the program, please contact Lori Watts, Saint Alphonsus oncology social worker, at 367-7785. Volunterrs and donations (cash or in-kind to help with costs of food and activity/art materials)will help us continue to offer the CLIMB program to families in the future.