For 35 years, Ukandu has brought hope and joy to communities experiencing childhood and adolescent cancer. As we face the uncertainty of a worldwide health crisis, finding hope and joy is one of the best ways to stay mentally and emotionally healthy. As such, we encourage everyone to find time in their day to create their own hope and joy: take a walk in the park; plant flowers in your garden; pick up that guitar you haven’t strummed in years.

Providing hope and joy is how UKANDU serves our community. While the future is unknown, we know that childhood cancer will still be with us next year.  We are launching our ‘Hope and Joy Challenge’ to remind everyone that even during challenging times, little things in our lives can make a big difference.  

So many of you are serving your communities. With more than 200 volunteer-leaders required to deliver our annual programs, we know how rewarding and empowering serving others can be.  We want to honor and recognize your service. If you’re donating blood, share it on social media #hopeandjoy! Making masks for neighbors? Post it with our hashtags and we’ll reshare with our broader network! 

#hopeandjoychallenge #payitforward  #ukanduit or #campukandu #hopeandjoy2020 #childhoodcancerawareness

We want to ensure that kids with cancer can experience hope and joy at camp in 2021. So, as you bring hope and joy into your own life, we ask you to consider how your actions might inspire a modest gift to UKANDU. Show your community, through our Challenge, what you’re doing to find joy in your daily lives and the donation you will make for our kids. Embrace hope, find joy, have fun, and pass our Challenge on to your friends.