Educational Programs

For some families, the most anticipated event of the year isn’t a birthday, an anniversary or a holiday. It’s the CNCF Annual Parent and Caregiver Education Conference. The event provides an unprecedented opportunity for families all over the world affected by neuroblastoma to meet with the top medical minds, get information about the latest treatments, find support and share companionship with others touched by the disease. The agenda includes topics of interest to families at every stage of their neuroblastoma journey as well as a concurrent tract for parents whose children have lost their courageous battle with the disease.

Because awareness of neuroblastoma remains low among the general population, families look forward to this valuable forum to connect with other families facing the same challenges, as well as to find out about promising new treatments for this aggressive form of pediatric cancer. Children are welcome to attend the annual conference, with special activities planned throughout its duration in the “Kid’s Room,’’ including video games, sock Dodgeball, face painting, arts & crafts, as well as visits from a balloon maker, juggler and magician.

“Our annual conference is a very important part of CNCF’s mission,” said Patricia Tallungan, founder and president of the foundation. “Parents come from all over the world to seek out information from leading neuroblastoma researchers and physicians and to meet other families suffering their same plight.”

To help CNCF raise needed funds to make the CNCF Annual Parent and Caregiver Education Conference a continued success, visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/cncfhope