Providing A Buddy And A Break For Children Battling Pediatric Cancer
Battle Buddies is a nonprofit that seeks to raise the spirits of pediatric cancer patients in metro Chicago by pairing them with local young adult volunteers, who meet with the young patients on a biweekly basis. Our mission is to provide a break from the hardships and stress involved in battling cancer and allow the children to hang out and kick back with a buddy. During these interactions, partners can color, play games, read books, and talk. Founded by five seniors in high school who have all been closely touched by cancer, Battle Buddies aims to distract the children from the pain of treatment through mentorship, admiration, and friendship.