Family Programs

Every patient receives an individualized consultation to determine which Connect Thru Cancer programs are right for them and their family, in addition to connecting them to other valuable resources that may be beneficial to their recovery.

Register for our Programs

* You must be registered as a client of Connect Thru Cancer in order to attend these FREE events.

Connect Thru Cancer Community Connection Page


This private Facebook group is for clients, nurses, and social workers affiliated with Connect Thru Cancer. The page is intended to connect patients with available resources and peer support. We have nutritional information, recipes, information on our virtual programs, as well as a platform for individuals and families to connect and support each other. To connect with us, please email

Cuddle My Kids In-Home

Our In-Home Program provides respite for those in treatment, and quality time and focused attention on the children. The program provides enrichment, creative play, and moments of joy for young children throughout the Delaware Valley. A team of Program Administrators provides NO-COST, IN-HOME support for six weeks incorporating organized activities such as arts, crafts, games, journaling, singing, and more for young children ages 6 months to 5 years. In-Home Programs run on weekdays.

Connect Thru Cancer Busy Bags

These zippered bags are filled with independent activities aimed to keep kids (ages 3-8) busy when respite is needed. Connect Thru Cancer partners with community and city hospitals, as well as hospice centers to provide Busy Bags to children who have a parent or sibling with cancer. Please see the Hospital link for more information.

Cancer Connect

These monthly gatherings are for families dealing with a cancer diagnosis. They are centered around fun events and/or activities to help inspire creativity and lasting memories. This program runs monthly, on a weekend day.

*Pre-registration is required to attend.

Please see our calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Connect & Remember

These gatherings are for families who have lost a parent or family member to cancer. The focus is on connecting individuals and families with others who have also lost a loved one. This program is similar to our Cancer Connect but reserved for this special group. This program runs semi-annually, on a weekend day.

*Pre-registration is required to attend.

Please see our calendar for a list of upcoming events.

Cancer Comfort Kits

These Kits are filled with carefully selected, purposeful items to provide comfort and pass the time during cancer treatment. They are meant for any patient in any type of cancer treatment. 

To register for a CCK, please fill out our program registration form at the top of the page.


We provide picture books and workbooks for young children to help talk about a cancer diagnosis. Connect Thru Cancer will also connect families to other grief-related organizations as needed. The CTC Coordinator will consult with each family to determine the appropriate educational support for their individual needs. Connect Thru Cancer Resources will reach beyond the Philadelphia area when appropriate.

Register for our programs via the link at the top of the page.

Secret Santa

Connect Thru Cancer works closely with the community to sponsor our families in need to fulfill a Christmas wish list.