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C.U.R.E. Parent Advocate Program

Our relationship with C.U.R.E. has extended almost 40 years and as a result, thousands of children have benefited.

Golisano’s Children’s Hospital collaborates with the C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association to support the C.U.R.E. Parent Advocate Program, a valuable resource designed to offer support to parents of children newly diagnosed with cancer or chronic blood disorders. The program is funded and administered by C.U.R.E. and thrives through the commitment of the parent advocate. Our parent advocate is the mother of a long-term cancer survivor, and therefore is able to empathize and support families in a unique and personal way.

Our parent advocate works closely with doctors, nurses, and social workers to determine the non-medical needs of families and communicate those needs to C.U.R.E.  Needs may range from emotional support to financial assistance. Financial assistance may provide for incidental costs incurred during a stay at the hospital. This might include parking fees, emergency meal money, uncovered medical expenses, and, if necessary, help with funeral expenses.

Our parent advocate is available to meet with families one-on-one to help them through this stressful time. 

For more information, visit the C.U.R.E. Childhood Cancer Association website.

Contact C.U.R.E. Parent Advocate Program

Michelle Magin – C.U.R.E. Parent Advocate
Phone: (585) 687-4836