Our Mission Statement
Our founding mission is to create special moments and lasting memories for local Houston area families living with pediatric brain tumors through our Kiss of HOPE® program. In 2018, we expanded our mission to include funding of brain cancer clinical research trials.
Founded in 2011, cancer kiss my cooley® was a Huntley, IL 501(c)3 charitable organization. Our Board of Directors are dedicated to raising community awareness towards pediatric brain tumors. CKMC® grants Kisses of HOPE, which are special moments or experiences tailor made for the patient and their family. We receive our Kiss of HOPE referrals aged 0-18 years old through our established partnerships. Our previous partnerships when based in Huntley, IL were with the brain tumor program at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL and Journeycare, a Barrington, IL based community agency that provides hospice and palliative care services to children facing serious or life-limiting illnesses.
In October of 2023 we relocated our organization to The Woodlands, TX to service Houston families. We still operate as a 501(c)3 and are working with local Houston area hospitals. Our IL chapter has closed its operartions.