Our mission is to ease the burden of day to day life for families facing all phases of a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
The FGP Difference
Unlike most pediatric cancer organizations, FGP’s focus is on the parents. Our philosophy is that by alleviating the day-to-day stress through emotional and financial support, we are providing these caregivers with more time and less stress allowing them to better support their families during these difficult times.
75.7% of families with a child with cancer will have at least one parent who needs to cut back on work or stop working all together.
FULL TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF MEMBERS
“There is no way to express my gratitude for FGP. When Graeme was first diagnosed, everything was blurry – it was a whirlwind. Trying to understand the diagnosis, manage communication with friends and family members and keep it together was challenging. That’s an understatement.”
“She was a breath of fresh air. She took on this cancer with such a good spirit and she got tough fast. She was extremely well-read and investigative about what was going on but yet always looking for when she was going to get better and what life is going to be like after she gets through treatment and has cancer behind her.”
“Oliver was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in December 2016 at the age of 4. He came down with pneumonia and a week later we were at Children’s Hospital of Richmond learning the ropes of lumbar punctures and neutrophil counts. To be honest, most of that is a blur.”
“We were a family of 4 me and 3 amazing kids with 1 on the way. Michael 15 at the time was very active in sports, straight A freshmen student in high school when our world completely changed. He became sick and ended up in the hospital to find out he needed 2 brain biopsies.”