Local In-School Program Helps Children Understand Cancer
An in-school program developed by a local family, and the Children’s Cancer Network, is helping students learn about and better understand cancer.
According to the Ahwatukee Foothills News, the Chandler-based Children’s Cancer Network’s Honoring Our Peers Everyday (HOPE) program began in 2005 by Chandler residents Jeff and Patti Luttrell, whose son, now 29, was diagnosed with cancer.
The idea of the HOPE program is to help students who have a child with cancer in their class better understand the disease, focusing on three components: education, compassion, and action, the report said.
The 55-minute, age-appropriate interactive program, which includes two specially created videos, discusses what cancer is, what it means for the students that have it, and the importance of their actions, like hygiene and washing hands, according to the article.
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