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The Bear Fund

A fund to provide support and navigation services for any family with a child diagnosed with cancer.

So Every Child Can Fight Cancer Like a Bear

In the fall of 2019, Nick and Heather Baker’s youngest child Barrett (“Bear”) was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer. Bear has endured over 2 years of chemotherapy and 8 surgeries, including a liver transplant to help him reach remission; his resiliency is a source of inspiration for the family and their legion of friends.

In 2021, Nick and Heather joined with the Cancer Support Community to establish the Bear Fund so every child can Fight Cancer Like a Bear.

As a result of the fund, we are able to provide support and navigation services to any family with a child diagnosed with cancer.

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Our Pediatric Navigation Services

  • Access to a distress screening that includes a series of questions designed to identify a family’s source of stress or challenges and use that information to match them with the resources they need.
  • Collaboration with pediatric oncology centers to address barriers to care, timely access to services, and access to local and national resources.
  • Specialized information and navigation in pediatric oncology, finances, family and medical leave, clinical trials, and genetics/genomics.
  • Help with transportation, financial assistance, school accommodations during and after treatments, support for siblings, camps, and scholarships.

Call 833-506-2290 to speak to a Navigator today.

Meet Our Navigators

Elizabeth

Elizabeth, MSW, LCSW

Elizabeth is an oncology social worker with 15 years experience in the field, and eight focused on pediatric. She is currently with the Cancer Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Margaret

Margaret, LCSW OSW-C

Margaret is an oncology social worker with 12 years experience in the field, and six focused on pediatric. She is currently with the Cancer Center at the Children’s Hospital Colorado.

Support the Bear Fund

Your support makes it possible to provide pediatric services for families across the country.