Our Mission: To provide essential support and services to families affected by childhood cancer through family networking, community awareness, financial assistance and advocacy for a cure.

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month, and Cancer Families United is prepared to show support for the 13, 140 children who will be diagnosed this year with cancer and the 2, 555 children who will not survive.

  • Downtown Kalamazoo, look for the Gold Ribbon tree symbolizing the number of children diagnosed a year.  This tree is located on the Kalamazoo mall, in front of the Burdick’s patio at the Radisson Plaza Hotel.
  • CFU will be launching our video that tells the story of three different mother’s and how their experience of learning their child had cancer changed their lives.  This video is an emotional journey that shows how a mother  feels fear and loneliness from first learning of a cancer diagnosis, to comfort and support from knowing others going through a similar experience.
  • Many local business will be supporting CFU throughout the month with special offers, look for events and locations on our website calendar.
  • CFU will be raising awareness here on the  website by featuring a story about a child diagnosed with cancer living in southwest Michigan. Look for photo’s and biographies in the gallery on our home page.
  • To close out the month of September, join us at the Gold Ribbon Tree downtown Kalamazoo, for a quiet vigil remembering and honoring the children who are/ were affected by childhood cancer.  We will say a few words about the efforts in research  and hear from representatives of CFU about the mission and programs. At the close of the ceremony we will take down the ribbons, your help is greatly appreciated.