The Committee to Benefit the Children's (CBC's) mission is to provide resources for treatment, care and family support to benefit children with cancer, leukemia, sickle cell anemia and other serious blood disorders, seeking treatment at Saint Christopher's Hospital in Philadelphia. We are dedicated to improving the lives of these children and their families.
The Committee to Benefit the Children (CBC) is a 501(c}(3) volunteered based charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and families who face cancer, leukemia and serious blood disorders. These children are patients treated at the Hematology-Oncology Division of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
Established in 1980, the CBC has been serving these patients and families in the Delaware Valley and beyond who are treated at the Hematology-Oncology Division of St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Through our fundraiser's and events, more than $2.5 million has been raised for the children and their families. All funds are earmarked for the Psycho-Social, non-medical needs desperately sought in the treatment of childhood cancers, sickle cell disease and life threatening blood disorders. We are a United Way Donor Choice #4277.
Family aid - Many of their families experience financial and emotional stress due to treatment schedules and costs, as well as, limited work time and compromised income. In response to the needs of these children and their families, CBC receives referrals from St. Christopher's Oncology & Hematology social workers, who are most able to provide background information and help to identify specific needs. CBC reviews the request and a decision is returned almost immediately. More difficult requests are returned within 24-48 hours.