About Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation
The Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation (BNPCF) is a voluntary, non-profit, national organization whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. Their programs and services include the Small Miracle Program, Medical Research Grants and Information & Support Service Grants. The Small Miracle Program is for children 0-19 diagnosed and/or undergoing treatment at one of the eight Chicago area hospitals with pediatric oncology units and/or are Illinois residents. It is referral based and provides patients with an uplifting experience of their choice as well as family support services for those qualified. The Medical Research Grants are awarded across the nation each year to graduate students, post-docs or junior investigative researchers making major advancements towards treatment and cures for cancer. Information & Support Service Grants are awarded annually nationwide to organizations or hospital facilities for programs and/or projects that directly impact pediatric cancer patients and their families.