Did you know? Leucan is present in schools.

When children are diagnosed with cancer, they leave behind their friends and classmates for an indefinite period. Those friends and classmates can be sad and worried for their sick friend and have many questions.

Upon returning to school after a long hospital stay, children and their families can experience a high level of stress. Catching up on school work, trying to focus, getting bullied because of their new physical appearance (hair loss, weight gain or loss, amputation), or feeling uncomfortable about the treatment they will have to do in school: it’s a lot to take! That’s why the entire family needs support at this crucial stage of their child’s development.

Your contribution to the Leucan Halloween Campaign plays such a crucial role. Thanks to you, Leucan is there to support cancer-stricken children and their families, but also the teachers and classmates. The following testimonials are testament to the importance of Leucan’s School Awareness Program.

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Leucan’s services

As a school participating in the Leucan Halloween Campaign, the money you raise enables the Association to provide families of cancer-stricken children a series of essential services. Find out more!

Leucan fights cancer and improves treatments

By giving to Leucan, you invest in clinical research to fight childhood cancer and improve treatments. You contribute to:

  • Increasing the survival rates
  • Reducing side effects
  • Improving the quality of life of survivors by minimizing the risk of sequelae
Leucan comforts, informs and guides

Thanks to you, families have access to a reference point at all times, from wherever they are. Your gifts enable Leucan to:

  • Ensure case management within hours of the diagnosis
  • Provide access to comprehensive information on childhood cancer 24/7 via the Leucan Information Centre
  • Assign a Family Services Agent to each family of Leucan to continue to support families, even at home
Leucan alleviates physical and psychological pain

Your concern makes it possible for Leucan to listen to the physical and emotional needs expressed by children and their families. By giving, you contribute to:

  • Reducing pain and stress and improving children’s immune functions, thanks to massage therapy services
  • Giving access to psychological support
  • Reassuring and comforting grieving families
Leucan breaks families out of isolation and contributes to their well-being

Your donations break children and families out of the isolation caused by illness. You provide them with:

  • Hospital playrooms hosted by educators
  • Safe socio-recreational activities where families can meet and exchange with other families coping with a similar situation
  • Smooth back-to-school transition for affected children
Leucan gives financial assistance

Your gifts help families to survive financially because nobody plans for a cancer diagnosis in their budget. Thanks to you, Leucan’s financial assistance includes:

  • A series of grants: initial grant, support grant for a bone-marrow transplant, recurrence grant, monthly care access allowance
  • An emergency fund
  • A financial assistance program for post-treatment sequelae