Bringing Comfort and Hope into the Lives of Children

Palliative Care Program of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Pediatric Palliative Care is family-centered care for children with serious illnesses. It is made available by a team of specialists trained in providing both relief from physical symptoms including pain and also support for children and families through the stress of a serious illness—whatever the diagnosis. The main goal is to maximize the quality of life for the child and family. Grants from our Fund to the Palliative Care Program will be used for medical research into improving a child’s quality of life, physical and emotional care, direct financial support for families struggling to keep up with the costs of providing for a seriously ill child, and even entertainment—movies, crafts, and programs.

In addition to the Palliative Care Program at CHOP, the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund participates in a variety of projects that promote the health and welfare of children. Because we have an all-volunteer staff, every dollar raised goes directly to the medical care, research, and support of children in need. Please donate to the Susan and Jack Holender Children’s Fund so that we may continue supporting important projects like Pediatric Palliative Care.

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The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is one of the largest and oldest hospitals in the nation. It was ranked as the nation’s best children’s hospital, 2013-2014, for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report.