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Kids Cancer Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to its mission to enhance the quality of life for children with cancer and their families through recreational and support programs. We are dedicated to providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences where children with cancer and their families can grow, learn, build friendships, and most importantly…have FUN just being kids! Kids Cancer Alliance was started in 1981 as a joint effort between a group of volunteers in the Lake Cumberland area and the Kentucky Cancer Program. Their vision was to provide a “normal” camping experience for children with cancer. This was a very novel idea at the time, since there were only five other oncology camps across the country. During that first summer, 20 campers (including both oncology patients and their siblings) attended camp, along with 30 volunteers including doctors and nurses from the University of Kentucky as well as members of the community. Kids Cancer Alliance continued to grow, and in 1994, was established as an independent registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the guidance of the Friends of Indian Summer, Inc. Board of Directors. In recent years, Kids Cancer Alliance has expanded its services to children with cancer and their families and, thus, became Kids Cancer Alliance, Inc. in 2013. Kids Cancer Alliance now proudly provides 60 programs each year, including oncology and sibling camps, teen and family retreats, quarterly events and in-hospital programs, as well as financial support — all completely free to children with cancer and their families! For every child fighting cancer and their family members, we offer a powerful message of support: you are not alone!