On Treatment Family Retreats

Families finding respite amidst a childhood cancer diagnosis

Our 10-year-old son was diagnosed with stage 4 Lymphoma Leukemia in 2009. During his 3 ½ year treatment, our family faced numerous challenges. One of the memorable events which helped us as a family to cope was experiencing a family weekend retreat.

Taking a break from the rigors of treatment helped our family to reconnect. Our son was able to enjoy activities with other bald kids with no judgement or expectations. His siblings were able to share stories and find strength and comfort amongst their peers. As a couple, we were pampered, restored, and found community with other families facing a childhood cancer diagnosis.

The organization which provided these weekends to families at no cost is no longer around. CHAMP is filling that void by taking up the baton. CHAMP hosts On-Treatment Family Retreats two times a year in February and June.

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Interested in attending a Retreat?

If you are a family of a child currently on treatment for pediatric cancer and are interested in attending one of the family retreats, please complete the fillable form, print then submit by email to kathryn@septemberchamp.org or mail to:

10024 E Lomita Avenue,
Mesa, AZ 85209

Click Here To Complete The Fillable Form

If you are a caregiver, professional, family member or friend who would like to nominate a family for the retreat, please introduce the family to the application process and then introduce the family to us by emailing kathryn@septemberchamp.org

We need you to partner with us! Please generously donate to CHAMP and make a tangible difference in the lives of families of children diagnosed with cancer.

Checks may be made payable to CHAMP and mailed to:

9221 E Baseline Road, #109-462
Mesa, AZ 85209

Along with financial support, we are looking for Gifts in Kind:

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    Fishing sponsorship

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    Art supplies

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    Gas Cards ($50 increments)

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    Grocery gift cards (to purchase food and snacks)

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    Office supplies

If you have a gift or service in kind please email: kathryn@septemberchamp.org


Want to host a fundraiser for the Retreats?

Invite your friends, family, neighbors and colleagues to a Pop-Up Block Walk in your neighborhood. CHAMP provides resources, invites, ideas, registration platform, Bio Boards and CHAMP Arch. For more information and to book a date, email: kathryn@septemberchamp.org

We thank you for your support. We know personally how much retreats enable families to bond and find community during a diagnosis and believe CHAMP with YOU, will make a difference.


Call Kathryn at: 602-726-2005

Interested in Retreat Sponsorship?

It is thanks to the generosity of our sponsors that allows CHAMP to fulfill our goal of supporting families in the midst of treatment and beyond. In addition to helping families relax, recuperate and restore hope in the future, your sponsorship provides you with several benefits including branding, exposure, and engagement opportunities. All donations are tax deductible.

Presenting Sponsor $10,000

Provides an all-inclusive weekend retreat to four families.

Hero Sponsor $5,000

Provides weekend accommodation and meals for four families.

Philanthropist $1,000

Provides weekend B & B for a family.

Diamond $500

Provides one night accommodation for a family.

Other Levels available.

Thank you to our amazing Retreat Sponsors!

Don Van’t Hof Family

In-Kind Donations Are Accepted and Greatly Appreciated

Our goal is to defray expenses through in-kind contributions. Items needed include:

Advertising & Marketing
Awards & Prizes
Food & Beverages
Printing Signage
Paper Products
Breakfast Items
Raffle & Silent Auction items
Gift cards
Chairs & Tables
Gas Cards
Restaurant Certificates
Uber/Lyft Gift cards
Cash Cards
New Toys
New Hats
Grocery Gift Cards

Movie Passes
Raffle Baskets
Storage Facility
Postage Stamps
Phone Cards
Activity Passes
Cookie decorating supplies
Arts & Crafts


Are you interested in volunteering?

We’re looking for outstanding people to help volunteer prior to and on the day of our event. There are several volunteer positions open. All you need is a big heart and a willingness to help out. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the application:


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