About CKMC

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.

Our Objectives

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.