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Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Health & Medicine


55 W. Wacker DriveSuite 1100Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a national organization whose mission is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it.


Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Inc. (Bear Necessities) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1992 by Foundation president, Kathleen A. Casey. Bear Necessities is named in memory of Kathleen's eight-year-old son, Barrett "Bear" Krupa, who died after a courageous battle with Wilms Tumor, a pediatric cancer. Bear Necessities serves pediatric cancer patients and their families by the Small Miracle Program, national pediatric cancer research projects and hospital support programs. Pediatric cancer remains the number one cause of death by disease in children.


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by Deborah W. (November 19, 2009)
My daughter is 13yrs old , she is a community ambassador, her goal in life is to become a pediatric dr. with a medical research background for cancer. She walks in many cancer walks nad helps raise money for many organizations. I would recommend this site to many friends and organizations

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