What is Kids Konnected?
Kids Konnected provides compassion, support, friendship, and learning for kids, ages 5-18, whose lives are touched by a parent or caregiver with cancer. Kids Konnected is a free program offered by the Hult Center for Health Education and is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Peoria Memorial Affiliate.
Why Kids Konnected?
- Kids with a parent or caregiver with cancer may feel very isolated.
- A support program with kids going through similar things is a great comfort.
- Members have discovered that Kids Konnected provides them with fun, friendship, support and cancer education.
Anyone age 5 – 18 whose lives are touched by a parent or caregiver with cancer. We will meet in three age groups: 5 - 8 years old, 9 - 12 years old, 13 - 18 years old.
A support program meeting under the leadership of professionals to provide support, friendship, and education to children whose parents or caregivers have or have had cancer.
Complimentary food at 6:00 p.m. Sign-in begins at 6:00 p.m. Group meetings run from 6:30 p.m.– 7:30 p.m. and there is a parent support group from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. To sign up call (309) 692-6650 or email Kids Konnected.
Hult Center for Health Education, 5215 N. Knoxville Ave. Hult is the green cinderblock building, with a big red apple on the south wall.
Nationally there have been very few programs focused on the on-going needs of the children of cancer patients. We feel this is an exciting, positive step to meet their needs.
FIRST THURSDAY AND 3RD MONDAY OF EACH MONTH. Join us for the upcoming meetings! Please call or email to register. Meetings are FREE of CHARGE.
For more information call: (309) 692-6650 or email Kids Konnected
2013 Meeting Dates:
January 3 & January 21
February 7 & February 18
March 7 & March 18
April 4 & April 15
May 2 & May 20
June 6 & June 17
July 2 (note date was changed due to the regularly scheduled meeting falling on July 4) & July 15
August 1 & August 19
September 5 & September 16
October 3 & October 21
November 7 & November 18
December 5 & December 16
Sharon Mindock, M.S., LSW, LCPC
Eugenia Murphy, M.L.S., R.N.
Joyce Quinn, M.S., LCSW
Cancer Center for Healthy Living