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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
Mar 30 Sara Thomas Refunds + Bingo Board. TeamVic💜💜 ILYSM $192.55
Mar 30 Heather Grace Thomas BINGO Fundraiser $186.16
Mar 26 cheryl hufnagel $27.48
Mar 16 Janet Nier Good Luck Kel! We love you!!!💜💜💜 $54.10
Mar 11 Cassie Flanagan $22.15
Mar 11 Lisa Gallo Hayes Good luck, Kel and friends! $107.35
Mar 10 The Strohs So proud of you Kel! Go get ‘em!! XO $107.35
Mar 10 The Messina Family $107.35
Mar 10 Cindy Nichols Awesome event!! Go Kel!! $107.35
Mar 09 Shannon Wiehagen This is so special and important! Thank you for sharing it! Undisclosed amount