Ascension St. Vincent
Kids Together Against Cancer
KTAC or Kids Together Against Cancer is a unique nonprofit designed to help children ages 5 to 17 whose parents, grandparents or caregivers are fighting cancer.
The hardest thing to do when you are diagnosed with cancer is talk with members of your family. Especially the children. You don’t want to upset them but you know they will think something is wrong. KTAC can help. Our programs help parents provide children with coping skills needed for the cancer journey.
Why should you start the conversation? Because children can be affected when a parent has a serious illness. It may affect school performance, friendships, mental health, and how the family functions. It may also cause physician complaints, increased anxiety, changes in behavior, and disruptions in sleeping and eating patterns. Starting the conversation reassures them that it is okay to ask questions and encourages them to talk to you when they are sad or worried.
KTAC programs are free to the public and anyone, no matter where they are being treated, can participate.