Children's Cancer Network

Children’s Cancer Network (CCN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance to Arizona families battling childhood cancer. Established in 2004, CCN strives to support children and families throughout their cancer journey with programs designed to provide financial assistance, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, build self-esteem, and create awareness of the issues they face related to childhood cancer.

CCN is committed to helping children and families dealing with the stressful and uncertain times that begin with initial diagnosis and often continue for years thereafter. At the moment of diagnosis, CCN is there with our signature Admission Bag offering a host of resources, niceties, and necessities with which to begin their journey. The support continues with gas and food cards, wigs, beds, adopt-a-family programs at financially stressful times, scholarships, and more.

Specialized programs like “CCN Café” for parents and “All Star Siblings” offer each family member access to support designed to meet their needs. CCN is also pleased to fund a dedicated therapist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital so families may receive counseling at no cost.

Health and wellness is a prime focus for CCN and our families. “It’s All About You” offers an opportunity to learn about yourself and others around you, making connections with those walking a similar journey. “HOPE: Honoring our Peers Everyday” is CCN’s education program helping K-12 students to learn about childhood cancer in an age appropriate, interactive way while empowering each student to realize that they can make a difference. HOPE has reached over 3,000 students statewide and eases the transition of our cancer fighters back into school.

CCN partners with Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Banner Children’s Medical Centers at Cardon’s in Mesa, Thunderbird in Glendale, and Diamond’s in Tucson. Our intent is to fill the gaps and assist where we are able to do so. We strive to address the highest priority needs at the time when they are needed most. Our intention is for each family to realize they are not alone in their fight against cancer. Giving hope to children and families is our goal.

Phoenix Children's Hospital


Phoenix Children’s Hospital has provided hope, healing, and the best healthcare for children and families since 1983. Today, Phoenix Children’s is one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country and provides pediatric specialty and sub-specialty inpatient, outpatient, trauma, emergency, and urgent care to children and families in Arizona and throughout the Southwest.

The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric program of its kind in Arizona, providing complete care for children diagnosed with malignancies and/or life-threatening hematologic diseases. Using a family-centered approach, the Center provides comprehensive, personalized care to hematology and oncology patients. Every patient has a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, nutritionists and more who provide care throughout the treatment and healing process. The team works to make sure that the care regimen fits in with the child’s – and the family’s – needs.