About About Kids Cancer Care

About Kids Cancer Care

Changing the course of childhood cancer

We all have friends, family or loved ones who have been impacted by cancer and all of us, at one time or another, have been pulled into its devastating wake. Cancer is horrible, but there is nothing more unfair than a cancer diagnosis of a child. We invite you to be a part of a community of people dedicated to ending childhood cancers. Together, we can make a difference.


This is Where You Belong

Kids Cancer Care is like a big hug. While the medical professionals are there to heal your child in body, we’re here to help renew your child and family in spirit. We are a big community of families — one that works, plays, laughs, cries, eats, volunteers and celebrates together. We are a community that honours and learns from one another — from our stories and our experiences, our pain and our joy. 

Whether your child is on treatment, finished treatment or navigating the late effects of treatment, our free programs are here to help you throughout your entire cancer journey — from diagnosis through treatment and well beyond.

Our Spokeskid

2024 Spokeskid

Meet Nyah, our 2024 spokeskid. Nyah had always been a gifted athlete. By age nine, she had steadily worked her way up to the top teams for her age group. Soccer was all she ever imagined for her future. But all of this changed in 2017 when Nyah was diagnosed with leukemia. She was 10 years old and had just started grade five.

After months of chemotherapy, radiation, and two relapses, Nyah underwent a bone marrow transplant to destroy all the cancer cells. While she is now cancer-free, she has developed a serious medical condition known as graft-vs-host-disease (GvHD). GvHD is a condition that occurs after transplantation when the donor’s healthy immune cells recognize the patient’s body as foreign and attack its cells. For Nyah, GvHD showed up in the muscles surrounding her ribcage, restricting the expansion of her ribcage and her ability to breathe. No wonder she’s always exhausted.

Ever courageous and resolute, Nyah tried to keep up with sports in the beginning. But after four years of intense cancer treatments, she had fallen too far behind her peers and had to give up her dreams of soccer. 

Fortunately, Nyah found hope and healing in Kids Cancer Care where she has found a community of youth who are walking a similar path. Through Kids Cancer Care’s camp, PEER exercise, and teen leadership programs, Nyah is rebuilding her life in the wake of cancer. These days, she’s focusing on her studies with the hope of one day becoming a pediatric oncologist.

Our vision

A cure for every child, care for every family.

Our mission

Kids Cancer Care is passionately dedicated to helping young people affected by cancer and their families survive and thrive in body, mind and spirit.

Our values