Message From Our Founder
Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation provide support to children and their families while receiving treatment for cancer and blood disorders.
The Foundation partners with participating Northeast Ohio pediatric oncology/hematology medical professionals to provide gifts, experiences and resources throughout the year, to children in treatment for their cancer diagnosis.
The little things that can brighten a child's day are things that encourage them to fight cancer, one day at a time. Birthday presents, activities, arts and crafts, gift cards, access to cherished experiences, games, clothing, restaurant cards, and sports activities help with many emotional and financial burdens from frequent and/or long-term hospital visits.
Children have enough to think about while in treatment. Let's make some of their thoughts happy ones! Together, we can create moments that children can escape thoughts of chemotherapy, surgery, injections, pain, radiation, isolation, limited mobility, medication, transfusion, infusions, sadness or lenghthy hospital stays.
The Foundation funds cancer research with a focus on pediatric cancer treatment and cures. Children deserve to know that we are not only hoping for a cure, we are investing in those cures. There is so much work to do in bridging the gap between available effective treatments and the resources needed to develop and research those treatments.
Courtney's mission to care for children and invest in pediatric cancer cures continues to thrive because of generous donors like you! We appreciate each and every one of you!
Alisha M. Jones
What We Do
Comfort Cases Program:
This is our signature patient-giving initiative. We provide rolling suitcases filled with joyful and comforting items for newly diagnosed childhood cancer and blood disorder patients. News of a pediatric cancer diagnosis can shake a family to its core. The immediate impact of cancer often includes financial social, emotional, and physical hardships, to name a few. Oncology social workers, child life specialists, and patient navigators identify children teens, and young adults, expected to experience long-term and/or recurring hospitalization. Comfort Case contents have been carefully curated from Courtney Jones' and her family's somber cancer experience. Cases include a variety of retail gift cards, cushioned lap desks, extended-length phone chargers, shower speakers, blankets, toiletries, writing journals, coloring books, arts and craft items, hand sanitizers, and much more. Every case also includes handwritten messages of hope and inspiration from other children.
Students of all ages create personalized greetings, art, and notes to tuck into Comfort Cases and Gift Baskets for children receiving treatment during the holidays, special occasions, and all-year-around.
This giving initiative addresses the lull in charitable giving during the summer months. Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation provide children with toys, games, fun items during the summer. We recognize the need is year-round. Waiting for the winter holidays, for some kids, is too long, if not impossible.
During the holiday season, Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation Coordinate with local hospital professionals to obtain a list of holiday wish items for children and their families. We seek to partner with generous groups and businesses to provide each family member with as many of the items that we can to help create joyful holiday memories.
Courtney Summer Scholars Program:
This is our signature research initiative. Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation has partnered with the CWRU/Case Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide underrepresented high school and undergraduate minority students the opportunity for a mentored cancer research experience. The program provides funding for youth to obtain essential access, learning and career opportunities that have been elusive to populations of promising future generations of cancer researchers and practitioners.
Helping Hands Program:
Pediatric Social Workers, Child Life Specialists, and patient Navigators contact Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation to request special items or experiences to get them through, especially tough times. Our foundation is local and directly accessible to hospital care teams to coordinate this special giving, where time may be of the essence.
Courtney Jones Care and Cure Foundation Volunteers, Board Members, and friends recognize the need to fund pediatric cancer research. From blood drives, community festivals, and awareness initiatives at local schools, the health and wellness of children and their families amid cancer and blood disorder treatment is at the core of what we do. Let us know if your organization wants to hear more about our mission.