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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 08 Kristi Stiegler Good Luck Maria!! I'm proud of you!! Undisclosed amount
Mar 08 Aunt Betty & Uncle Kevin Run for a great cause! $50.00
Mar 08 Malishchak Brothers inc Very proud of you, good luck in the race! $267.10
Mar 07 Alice Remington $25.00
Mar 07 Joan Malishchak Very worthwhile cause! Good luck Amy, love mom and dad $107.35
Mar 07 Josh, Tay and Ava So proud of you Vid Good Luck!! $11.50
Mar 07 Josh, Tay and Ava So proud of you Ana Good Luck! $11.50
Mar 06 Joseph and Catherine Kloss $50.00
Mar 05 Philip and Beth Eades $25.00
Mar 05 David and Susan Pogue $20.00