The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation
The hope, dream and goal of the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation is to have a treasure chest in all pediatric oncology facilities in the nation. With your help and support, this dream will become reality. The Treasure Chest program allows cancer patients (ranging in age from birth through 18 years) at 49 children’s cancer treatment centers to choose an age appropriate toy as a reward for having the courage to undergo painful but necessary procedures. Smaller toys are stored in a Treasure Chest and designated for children undergoing simple procedures like blood tests. Larger, more expensive gifts are stored in a cabinet and designated for those children experiencing extensive, painful procedures such as spinal taps and bone marrow aspirations. Currently, The Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest program comforts over 9300 children and teens each month.