WHAT WE DO
Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent’s cancer. Kesem is the largest national organization dedicated to supporting children impacted by a parent’s cancer, at no cost to families. Our innovative and fun-filled programs provide children with peers who understand their unique needs, and create long-lasting impact.
Over 5+ million children have been impacted by a parent's cancer.
In 2019, Kesem served 10,200 children.
How we do it
The true power of Kesem comes from empowering passionate college student volunteers to become leaders in their own local communities. We are proud to continually invest in training, support, and leadership development opportunities for our student leaders, as they prepare to provide life-changing experiences for our families nationwide.
These kids make me want to be a better person. Every time I go to wake them up and every time I get a high-five from a little seven-year-old, I just want to be the person they think I am. I want to be that positive light – in the rest of my life and not just at Camp Kesem. I want to take the Camp Kesem spirit with me wherever I go.
- Kesem Student Leader
- Kesem Camper