ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation provides assistance, support, and kindness when our kids and their families need it most. From the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond, ASK is there to help.
Since 1975, ASK has been making life better for children with cancer and their families. While the hospital and medical staff focus on treatment, ASK works to provide the quality-of-life support needed to make going through treatment less traumatic. ASK supports the ASK Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.
Today, the group's mission is to make lives better for children with cancer from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. Our mission is accomplished by providing social, emotional, financial and spiritual support for children with cancer and their families. ASK steps in at the time of diagnosis to help the family deal with the non-clinical side of what's happening. While the hospital and medical staff focus on the treatment, ASK works to provide the children and their families with the quality-of-life support they need to make going through it all less traumatic. Our vision is to serve as the central source of support for children with cancer and provide comfort and compassion in an exemplary manner.
ASK enhances the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Department at CHoR by funding several positions including a child psychologist, chaplain, and child life therapist. ASK also tries to provide opportunities for cancer patients and their families to forget about their disease and enjoy life. The organization sponsors trips to local attractions and sporting events. Annual high school graduation ceremonies, monthly birthday parties and weekly celebrations for successful treatments are ongoing. ASK also provides funding directly to families in crisis to help defray mounting financial obligations above and beyond medical expenses.
Where We Work
What We Do
We were started in waiting room of the ASK Pediatric Oncology Clinic at MCV (now VCU Medical Center) and weâ€™re still here in the clinic and our community today. That means every dollar you give stays right here in our community. It also means that weâ€™re able to create and modify our programs to best serve patients and survivors here in our community now, when they need it most.