American Childhood Cancer Organization

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United Way of Weld County United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of AgencyAmerican Childhood Cancer Organization addresses the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research.
MissionThe mission of American Childhood Cancer Organization is to provide emotional, educational, and practical support to children with cancer and their families. In addition, American Childhood Cancer Organization desires to promote childhood cancer awareness, and the need for childhood cancer education and research.
HistoryAmerican Childhood Cancer Organization ( ACCO ) began in 1970 by a group of parents whose children had been diagnosed with cancer. They came together to lobby for more research, and to support each other through the diagnosis and treatment of this life threatening disease at a time when very few children survived. Today, ACCO is one of the largest grassroots, national organizations dedicated to improving the lives of children and adolescents with cancer and their families. We are strong advocates for our families in Washington D.C., we produce the highest quality materials on childhood cancer, and we have over 40 local affiliate organizations across the country providing direct services to the families in their communities. We are:

* Families of children and adolescents who are in treatment or have been treated for cancer
* Children and adolescents who are currently fighting cancer
* Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer
* Bereaved families
* Spouses, friends and family of long term survivors
* Health care professionals and educators who work with cancer patients and survivors
LocationOut of State
Geographic AreaNationwide, Statewide
Intake ProcedureCall or visit website
Agency TypeNon-Profit
Client Information
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityParents of children with cancer and survivors of childhood cancer.
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (EST); 24 Hour Message Line
Contact Information
Contact's NameAmber Masso
Contact's PositionProgram Director
Contact's Phone(301) 962-3520
Mailing Address 1PO Box 498
Mailing City, State, ZipKensington, MD 20895
Main Phone(301) 962-3520
Fax(301) 962-3521
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered07/01/2003
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: American Childhood Cancer Organization
Affiliated Programs: Organization/Community/International Services - American Childhood Cancer Organization
Affiliated Services: Cancer Support Groups - American Childhood Cancer Organization
Information Services - American Childhood Cancer Organization