Grant Helps Children Dealing with Cancer

Published Date: April 15, 2014

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The Dater Foundation's support of Cancer Support Community was recently recognized in an article in Hyde Park Living.  The Foundation made a  $10,000 grant to support the organization's programs in 2014.and has now made grants totaling $122,000 since its first grant in 2000.

From: Hyde Park Living, March 2014

Dater Foundation grant helps fund program for children dealing with cancer

Cancer Support Community received a generous $10,000 grant from the Charles H. Dater Foundation to help fund special support programs throughout 2014 for children. Called Kid SupportTM, the 10-week program is a free peer support group for children (ages 4-12 who have a family member or friend with cancer or have cancer themselves. The program features developmentally appropriate content and activities to help children feel comfortable asking questions, expressing difficult feelings and sharing common experiences.

'The Charles H. Dater Foundation is committed to the children of the Greater Cincinnati area ," stated Bruce A. Krone, Director of the Foundation. "We focus on providing financial support to  programs that serve to improve the lives of children through diversified experiences and activities. This is in keeping with the philanthropic vision and goals of Charles H. Dater, in whose memory we serve."

According to CSC Program Director Kelly Schoen MSW, LISW-S, a cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family and can be especially confusing and frightening to the youngest family members. We’re very grateful to the Dater Foundation for this funding," commented Ms. Schoen. "Children often have many worries, fears, and misconceptions about cancer and if the concerns are not addressed it can put them at risk for emotional distress, behavioral problems, or trouble in school."

Kid SupportTM begins with a parent orientation session on Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. Children are welcome to attend and will participate in a structured activity during the parent session. The children sessions then begin the following Thursday, March 13 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and run for 10 weeks. All activities take place at Cancer Support Community (1918 Cooper Road, Blue Ash), are facilitated by trained professionals and. are offered free of charge to participants thanks to this grant from the Dater Foundation. For reservations or more information call 513-791-4060.

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