Give Kids the World

Give Kids the World is a 51-acre resort in Central Florida for children between the ages of 3 to18 with life threatening illnesses and a desire to come to Central Florida to visit attractions. This is an all expense paid vacation, which includes rental care, theme park tickets, a stay at an on site villa, airfare and food. To be eligible children cannot have had another wish granted.

210 S Bass Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Camp Kesem at University of Florida

Camp Kesem provides a free week of summer camp to kids who have a parent affected by cancer. Camp Kesem is a free sleep-away camp put on by University of Florida, Miami University and Florida State University students. This unique camp offers a fun, safe and supportive environment that allows children between the ages of 6 and 16 to form bonds with peers who share similar experiences.

Scott Arizala, Summer Camp Consultant & Trainer: 734-657-0057
Information/Registration: 253-736-3821
Camp Location: Chuluota, FL (near Orlando)

Boggy Creek Camp—Florida

Camp Boggy Creek is a free medical camp in Eustis, FL. Mission: To enrich the lives of children (ages 7-16) who have chronic or life threatening illnesses by creating camping experiences that are fun, empowering, safe and medically sound.

Mary Parrish, Recruitment Coordinator
352-483-4200 x 4525
30500 Brantley Branch Road
Eustis, FL 32726

B A S E Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation

Providing a year-round base of support for children and families who are facing the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening hematological illnesses.

140 N Orlando Avenue, Ste. 120
Winter Park, FL 32789

UF & Shands High Risk Breast Cancer Clinic

Provides evidence-­based prevention of breast cancer to patients at above-­average risk based on family history, prior breast biopsies and/or thoracic radiation therapy, hormone replacement therapy, reproductive history, Ashkenazi Jewish history and breast density. The clinic sees patients the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and provides individualized assessment of risk and plan development, which may include breast MRI, genetic counseling and/or testing, chemo-prevention and lifestyle modification.


Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare provides individualized services designed to facilitate recovery by utilizing evidence-based practices for individual, families and group therapy. Meridian offers a full continuum of care though 60 different programs that meet the mental health and substance abuse needs of children and adults.

352-374-5600; 800-330-5615
4300 SW 13th St.
Gainesville, FL 32608

Haven Hospice

Haven Hospice offers Patient and Family Care at home, in nursing homes, in hospitals and at their care centers. Also helps patients manage their symptoms and gives families/caregivers needed resources and assistance.

352-378-2121 Development: 800-­727-­1889
Administrative Offices
4200 NW 90th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606

Florida Cancer Trials, Inc.

Florida Cancer Clinical Trial Information and Matching Service: This is a Web and Telephone-based resource that allows the user to search for and identify active clinical trials throughout Florida for more than 100 different cancers. The patient would be matched to trials by completing a Confidential Patient Profile.

Clinical Trials Specialists

Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine

Low cost clinic offers acupuncture and various modalities for the relief of the side effects of cancer treatments such as nausea and fatigue, and help in rebuilding the immune system. Please call to set up an appointment.

Lisa Anderson
352-­371-­2833 ext. 21
1000 NE 16th Avenue
Building F
Gainesville, FL 32601

American Cancer Society (ACS)

Services such as transportation, housing, financial assistance, Hope Lodges, clinical trials, service matching and support groups are available to cancer patients and their families.

ACS provides resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through a toll-free multilingual call center at 1-800-ACS-2345