The mission of the Gracie Fund for Pediatric Cancer is to support people and organizations that improve the lives of children with life threatening cancer
Oncology medical massage is shown to help with pain management for children suffering with cancer. Many insurers do not cover this expense, but the Gracie Fund will help ensure children have access to such pain-relieving therapy. This is especially important in the palliative and hospice care settings.
Strict compliance with home chemotherapy treatments could mean the difference between relapse and a long, healthy life. While parents are doing their best, some of these treatments have complex dosing schedules and the stress of caring for a child with cancer can be crippling. The Gracie Fund will help provide parents with tools to make medication compliance easier.