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Kiss of Hope

Kiss of HOPE® Program

A Kiss of HOPE from cancer kiss my cooley is something very special. A Kiss of HOPE is personal. It’s customized to each child that is referred to us through our partnerships. It could be:

  • A tailor made experience for the child & their family
  • Medical bill assistance to help in their time of need
  • Any other means fit to support the child’s well being

 

kissesWho is Eligible for a Kiss of HOPE?

Children living in Chicagoland, who are residents of Illinois, aged 0 to 18 years of age, diagnosed with one of the following brain tumors:

  • Brainstem Gliomas
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • New and Recurrent Medulloblastoma
  • New and Recurrent Ependymoma
  • Anaplastic Astrocytoma
  • New and Recurrent PNET or sPNET
  • New & Recurrent Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumor (AT/RT)
  • Recurrent Pineoblastoma

*Referrals must be made during active treatment (on therapy), and recipients must complete their Kiss of HOPE within one year of referral date

 

Who can refer a Child?

Children are referred directly to us through our partnerships with:

  • Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital – Chicago, IL
  • Journeycare for Kids – Barrington, IL
  • If seen at another Chicagoland hospital, parents can also refer their child for a Kiss of HOPE.

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