Brandon’s Bravery

Brandon’s Bravery
Brandon’s Bravery

Langerhans cell histiocytosis. A very long name for a very rare cancer that’s been around for a very long time. (Since the 1800s!) It is commonly referred to as LCH, and simply put, it causes an excess of white blood cells. Now, there are plenty of things a small boy might want an excess of – ice cream, hockey tickets, matchbox cars – but having to

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Compass to Care Partners with Spirit Air

Compass to Care Partners with Spirit Air
Compass to Care Partners with Spirit Air

Together the organizations will help children fly to distant medical centers for cancer care.  Chicago, Illinois – December 22, 2016 - Compass to Care, The Mike & Sandy Ernsdorff Childhood Cancer Foundation and Spirit Air announced today a partnership to serve children with cancer who must fly to receive treatment. According to the National Ins

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Meet Cute Little Charlotte

Meet Cute Little Charlotte
Meet Cute Little Charlotte

Cancer changes lives. In an instant everything is different. Some say life becomes clearer. Others say it doesn’t. A cancer diagnosis affects everyone differently – and yet, the same. Everyone seems to remember that moment that they just knew. Whether being told by a doctor, or having a gut-wrenching feeling that you just know what’s coming, that’s

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One Million Miles!

One Million Miles!
One Million Miles!

Whooo-hooo! We are excited to announce that Compass to Care has officially helped kids with cancer travel ONE MILLION MILES for treatment!! Thank you for helping us reach this incredible milestone!  How far is one million miles? It would take one person almost two years of driving 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 60 miles per hour to travel one

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Jamela’s Journey

Jamela’s Journey
Jamela’s Journey

This past March, the pain in five-year old Jamela’s leg became unbearable for her. She and her mother, Tangela, made repeated trips to the doctor over the course of a week, but they could find nothing wrong. “They didn’t run any tests, really. They eventually said that maybe it was behavioral, like she wanted attention or something. I didn’t think

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Compass to Care 5K Results

Compass to Care 5K Results
Compass to Care 5K Results

WHAT A GREAT MORNING!! Compass to Care hosted its very fist 5K to support kids with cancer on Saturday, October 22nd and it was a great morning!  The weather ended up being absolutely perfect for a run through the beautiful Park Ridge neighborhoods. With a total of 140 registered runners, we raised over $13,000 to help our kids travel to cancer tre

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Two Big Checks in Two Days! YAY!

Two Big Checks in Two Days! YAY!
Two Big Checks in Two Days! YAY!

A big THANK YOU goes out to Alliant Credit Union, Rainbo Oil, Kwik Stop, Dairy Queen and Fazolis and their employees! And to everyone who dropped change into the Kwik Kare canisters during August! Compass to Care was presented with two big checks over the last two days. (maybe you saw Michelle driving around with them in her car) The first was from

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