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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
Jan 22 Sarah Cohen $27.63
Jan 22 Genevieve Barbee-Turner $27.63
Jan 22 Genevieve Davidson Rock on! $27.63
Jan 22 Shaina Schachter Undisclosed amount
Jan 22 Karen WAggoner Go, Danielle! $27.63
Jan 22 Chelsea Oakes 🏃‍♀️ 💜 $27.63
Jan 22 Judy Douglas Run Danielle Run!! So proud of you and your persistence! $54.35
Jan 21 Cara Burris $27.63
Jan 15 Cathy Hammel We love you Victoria $27.63
Jan 12 Gina Gilbert Love you! $54.35