Extra Mile Program
Only for Virginia Families at this time
Must live in the State of Virginia, United States
Children diagnosed with cancer must be
Must be no more than 1 yr post-treatment or 2-3 years post-treatment with significant health issues due to treatment
Must be verified as a cancer patient by social worker or doctor
About Extra Mile Program
The Extra Mile program brings joy and comfort to families during their fight by filling the gap for those in between needs and wishes. We help our families make sure they can enjoy special life moments as much as possible with as little stress as possible.
Through this program we have helped buy dresses for dances, sent families on weekend getaways, hosted germ safe fun just for fighting families, celebrated birthdays, treatment milestones and provided hundreds of comfort packages for a pick-me-up when they needed it.
We send gifts or treats to help fighters celebrate big treatment milestones We also send gifts or treats to siblings to celebrate life milestones to make sure they feel celebrated and loved too.
Each fighter and siblings receive a special treat of 25 mini cupcakes from Baked By Melissa for their birthday. Once initial registration is approved, Virginia families our automatically enrolled.
Packages & Gifts
Every new family that registers with us receives a comfort package that includes a gift bag for each child that’s filled with their favorite things, gift cards for parents for gas, groceries and/or doordash, sweets and snacks, and things for parents to help them de-stress or keep them entertained during treatments. We continue to send our comfort bags through their entire treatment and up to 1-year post-treatment as needed or requested.