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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 05 Charles and Linda Hicks $20.00
Mar 05 Henrik Sedin $33.00
Mar 04 Megan Ghilani Go get em Vid!! Good luck in the race! Dom, Luca, & Maryn $11.50
Mar 04 Aunt Brenda $54.10
Mar 02 Joyce Vecchio $25.00
Mar 02 The Gibsons $150.00
Mar 02 Meghan J. Undisclosed amount
Mar 02 DeNike Family Good luck, Vid! We're proud of you! $27.48
Mar 02 DeNike Family Good luck, Ana! We're proud of you! $27.48
Mar 01 Rose Metzger $80.73