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About Us

Mission

Our mission at BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation is to provide a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the day-to-day challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.

What Does BASE Camp Mean?

  • We Believe Every Child Deserves a Childhood.
  • We Achieve the Impossible Every Day.
  • We Support Patients & Families.
  • We Educate So That You Can Help Us.

We’re BASE Camp: Your Support Base for Children’s Cancer.

Like the base encampments that are built as climbers ascend mountains, our programs offer a place to stop along the journey for rest, nourishment, encouragement, and strength to finish the climb.

Cancer, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other rare/orphan hematological diseases can be such mountains in children’s lives. BASE Camp serves as the support “base” where patients and their families can turn to for help and support on their journey.

Members

Our primary members are children, their ages ranging from infants to 19-years-old. We know that cancer affects entire families, not just our patients. Because of that, we serve not only children who are ill with cancer or other hematological diseases, but their siblings, too. BASE Camp also offers support to children of parents who have cancer or other hematological diseases. Learn more about how we support our members here.

Meet The Team

Currently, BASE Camp has only 3 paid staff members, including our founder and president of over 35 years. Get to know them, as well as our dedicated volunteer staff, here.

We are grateful to our BASE Camp Board members who help ensure that we are able to live out our mission statement, so that we can support patients and families. Learn more about them here.

We’ve been humbled by the contributions of many sponsors for our BASE Camp events, and are happy to call them our Community Partners. You can meet them here.

Finally, BASE Camp couldn’t keep running smoothly without the contribution of our many hardworking volunteers. If you are interested in becoming one of them, please visit here.

History

I realized early on that I couldn’t change the fact that children got cancer, but I could help them along the journey.” - Terri Jones, Founder of BASE Camp

In 1982, BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation was established in Orlando, Florida. Unlike many cancer foundations, we focus on providing a year-round series of programs to help children and families along the journey of cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.

Learn more about them here.