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Connecting Champions

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Connecting Champions is a nonprofit that asks kids with cancer, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and connects them with a mentor for the cancer journey. Everything we do is research-based and outcomes-driven, built to bridge the developmental gap between kids with cancer and their peers.

85% of children survive cancer, but nearly two out of every three kids suffer from a serious, long-term psychosocial side effect (Koocher et al.).

We’ve paired kids, teens, and young adults with 42 different professions -- constitutional lawyers, cybersecurity experts, chefs, ghost hunters, and many in between. Through our historic partnership with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, we’re adding a child development approach to pediatric oncology.

Check out our friendship stories!




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Recent donors

Recent donors
Date Name Amount
May 15 J.J. Kelly Way to go Andrew!!! We’ll try this again next year.....hopefully not virtually! - The Kelly Family $107.35
May 13 Jim Felker $54.10
May 08 Nina & Rob Nungesser $107.35
May 03 Anonymous $267.10
May 01 Andrew Bukowinski Donating my charity bib fee back to connecting champions! We $80.73
Apr 30 Sean Keep up the great work Buko! $28.39
Apr 28 Kierra Corcoran You go girl! $107.35
Apr 28 Andrew Russo $27.48
Apr 27 Lisa Ricci $107.35
Apr 19 Edward Butcher $27.48