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We are looking for medical volunteers for upcoming One Step Programs. We offer camps and programs for children whom are battling cancer, and/or are cancer survivors. If you have experienc in pediatrics that is helpful, but not mandatory. We will be able to connect you with our Medical Director for more specific details. As medical staff, you would not be required to stay the entire length of the program, but it is an option.
213 W Institute Place, Suite 410, Chicago, IL 60610, US
Through the magic of childhood experiences, we help kids diagnosed with cancer reclaim their lives. Our programs offer participants: diversion from their illness opportunities for success and control friendship and unconditional acceptance from those who understand information, answers and validation reasons to adopt a positive, "fighting" attitude something to look forward to memories that comfort hope for the future
Dr. Edward Baum, a pediatric oncologist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, founded Children's Oncology Services, Inc., in 1978. Dr. Baum recognized that the isolation from school, activities and peers was having negative social and developmental consequences for his patients. With the help of friends and colleagues, Dr. Baum created COSI. The first summer, he and 14 volunteers welcomed 40 children with cancer to a life-changing week of hope, strength and support.
Today, COS continues to be volunteer-driven, relying on more than 350 volunteers (including many former campers), an active Board of Directors and a four-person professional staff to plan and operate a wide portfolio of camping, recreational and educational programs for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer. From the popular two-week Summer Camp, which now serves nearly 300 children, to skiing excursions and education programs, COS is a leader in providing empowering and fun experiences to young people facing cancer
We'll work with your schedule.
213 W. Institue Pl.Suite 306Chicago, IL 60610
December 10, 2019