Watch to hear how our programs are helping children, families, hospitals and communities help in their fight against cancer in hospitals across Japan.
Improves treatment outcome and children’s approach to medical treatment through Japan’s first, full-time Animal Assisted Therapy program at a children’s hospital.
|Beads of Courage®
Decreases illness-related distress, increases positive coping strategies and enables children to find meaning in illness through a creative program involving colorful beads corresponding to each aspect of cancer treatment.
|Team Beads of Courage
Offers athletes and anyone choosing to embark on a challenge the opportunity to participate in the very powerful Team Beads of Courage program whereby a very special bead is carried during a race, climb, or other event, then given to a child when they most need a boost of encouragement.
- Shine On! House: provides a complete support facility for families of children with cancer.
- Shine On! Clinic: provides both a long-term follow-up clinic to support childhood cancer survivors as well as daily outpatient clinic support center for current pediatric cancer patients at the hospital.
- Shine On! Tohoku Children’s Support Program: provides physical and emotional support to pediatric patients and their families as well as children in the affected communities who need extra psychological encouragement and support.
- Certified Nurse Specialist Scholarship Program: provided better medical care for pediatric oncology patients.
- Japan Pediatric Leukemia Study Group Support Program: supported a specific pediatric leukemia research project which could not otherwise be funded.
- Shine On! Childcare Program: provides sibling child care for families with children in hospital.
- Shine On! Pediatric Oncology Medical Support Program: improves the quality of patient care by adding a top-level pediatric oncologist to a hospital’s pediatric oncology/hematology team.
- Counseling and Support
Maximizes quality of life for pediatric oncology patients and their families throughout the entire cancer treatment process by placing clinical psychologists in pediatric cancer wards.