CHAMPS (Choosing Hope and Moving Past Sadness) is a program designed to help kids ages six and up, and their parents/guardians, cope with a loved one’s cancer. The program is offered in two formats: a three-day day camp in the summer, and as evening sessions offered each month, March – December (formerly known as The Next Step). The program will help kids relate to other peers, provide a safe place for self expression and will provide resources to help alleviate fears about cancer.
Ongoing CHAMPS Events
Yearly CHAMPS schedule
Note to parents: While kids participate in meaningful activities, the parents will also meet—obtaining guidance, support and education from staff members while learning the subject matter of the children’s program.
Call 419-824-1004 to register or for more information.
Hickman Cancer Center
Dinner: 5:30 – 6 p.m.
Program: 6 – 7 p.m.
CHAMPS Monthly Program Dates:
Thurs., Mar. 7 Stretch Your Mind
Thurs., Apr. 4 I’ve Got Rhythm
Thurs., May 2 Remember Me
June – No Monthly program – CHAMPS camp: June 18, 19, 20
Thurs., July 11 Learn to Knit with Mary Jo (Teens only)
Thurs., Aug. 1 More Knitting with Mary Jo (Teens only)
Thurs., Sept. 5 Lasting Impressions
Thurs., Oct. 3 Behind the Scenes
Thurs., Nov. 7 Giving Thanks
Thurs., Dec. 5 Music of the Night?
Thurs., Dec. 1 Lights, Camera, Action!