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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.

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Recent donors

Date Name Amount
Dec 03 Jimmy Ungerman Hey, running sounds awful, but I hope this helps a bit (: Love you! Keep up all the good you do in this world $54.35
Dec 03 Jessica Frezza Hey Alanna - I that you are still incredibly involved with various cancer fighting charities after Penn State - best of luck with this! Undisclosed amount
Dec 03 Anne Figurelli So proud of you Alanna for your continuous support of these very courageous kids! Love you 😘 $107.79
Nov 25 Margaret Ogurchak Undisclosed amount
Nov 25 Mark and Barbara Ungerman $54.35
Nov 24 Suzanne Simon $27.63
Nov 17 Maddy Go Heather!!! 💕 🏃🏻‍♀️🎉 🌻 Undisclosed amount
Nov 07 Elizabeth DeMarshall You are a light, HGT. Thank you for being an inspiration to many - as you channel your love for your cousin into so much good for others. $11.59
Nov 07 Mary Albus Love you Heather! GO TEAM VIC 🌻💜 $16.94
Oct 23 Bruster's Ice Cream of Ross Township $34.51