CURE recognizes the difficulties a childhood cancer diagnosis can present, which is why we believe so strongly in early outreach. By connecting you to your childhood cancer community at the outset of your child’s diagnosis, you will begin to recognize that you are not alone on this journey. CURE’s early outreach program intends to pull you from a place of isolation and set you in the center of a community of supporters. Being a CURE family allows you to gain access to important resources that will assist you as you navigate through the world of childhood cancer.
CURE Totes are an integral part of our Early Outreach Program. These Totes, which are given to families at diagnosis, symbolize the beginning of our relationship with, and commitment to, the patients and their families throughout this journey. The Tote includes items that we believe the family will find useful including a Tip Booklet written by parents who have shared a similar journey.
CURE’s Early Outreach Program is strengthened by our overwhelming desire to ensure families do not feel alone – especially in the beginning. We make weekly visits to the outpatient clinics and inpatient units of hospitals to connect with families early in their diagnosis as well as reassure all families, regardless of the diagnosis date, that we want to be a continued source of support throughout the journey.