Join the family

We are always accepting new families

As a member of the NC4K Family, you’ll have access to family fun events and financial assistance. By registering your family, you will receive regular communication from NC4K regarding upcoming programs and opportunities.

To be eligible to become an NC4K Family, you must: 

  • Live in or be treated in the state of Ohio.

  • Have a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

  • Have legal custody of the patient child.

To register as an NC4K Family, please: 

  • Complete the registration form (link below)

  • Provide information about the patient child including pediatric cancer diagnosis and date of last treatment.

  • Provide the name of the hospital where the patient child receives treatment and the name of your family social worker.

Once your application has been received it will be reviewed and verified by the NC4K Staff. You will receive registration confirmation within 7 business days via email.

If you have already registered but have a change of information please contact our office.

Financial Support

Our primary focus is to financially support you during and after your child's treatment.

We know that the financial implications of pediatric cancer are significant. Our goal is to support you by providing financial assistance. 

We are currently accepting applications for financial support for the following categories: 

  • Rent or Mortgage

  • Electric

  • Water

  • Gas (for home or for transportation)

  • Groceries


  • To request financial assistance with NC4K you must be first a registered family.  Register to become an NC4K family

  • Financial Requests must be completed and returned with all documentation to our office no later than the 5th of each month.  All requests turned in after the 5th will be held for the following month.  

  • Requests can be filled out online.

  • Financial requests are reviewed and completed by the NC4K Staff on the 15th of each month. NC4K is unable to guarantee that every request will be approved.

  • All approved payments are mailed directly to the payee.

  • You will not be discriminated against or denied assistance because of your age, ancestry, disability, gender identity, HIV/AIDS status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

  • Financial requests can be submitted for: Rent or Mortgage, Electric, Water, Gas (for home or for transportation), Groceries, Children’s Clothing.

  • Copies of all pages of the bill and remittance portion must be submitted for consideration. Screenshots of bils will not be accepted. 

  • Copies of pages 1 and 2 of your most recent tax return, form 1040, must be submitted with your request for financial assistance. 

Other family resources Click Here

Hospital Support


Every month we deliver a hot and delicious meal to the H12 floor at Nationwide Children's.

Stop by and say hi the next time we are up on the floor!



Every week we deliver 40 snack bags to the H12 floor at Nationwide Children's. These are filled with snacks and treats for you and your family to enjoy.

Snap a photo with your grab bag, we would love to see your smile.

Upcoming & Ongoing Events


Going back to school is a stressful time of year… and we have got you covered!

Each year, we throw a special back to school bash for our families to come enjoy. We cook-out, have bounce houses and activities for the kids to enjoy and the parents get to sit and talk with each other. Every child also goes home with a new back pack and gift card to shop for school supplies. Must be an NC4K Family to attend. 


Are you a Buckeye Fan?!

Join us for our spirited night with the best band in the land. Patients and siblings march with the band and also get a preview of all their songs for the new football season. Parents sit and relax watching all the action. After a fun hour of marching, everyone enjoys free time to play and treats. And, don’t forget to wear your OSU gear! Must be an NC4K Family to attend. 


Our most popular and magical event for families is our annual Reindeer Games Party!

Every year it gets bigger and better. Families have the option to get adopted by one of our awesome donors. Donors will then go out and shop for their assigned family. They will shop for coats, clothes and one toy/item for each child. Families are then invited to join a day of fun. Where our families can enjoy the Secret Santa Shop, crafts, games, lunch and more more surprises.

I understand that in order to receive financial services from NC4K, the patient child must reside at home and must be under the legal custody of parent or guardian. I agree to uphold the values of NC4K and I shall not discriminate against any NC4K families, employees, supporters or volunteers on the basis of age, ancestry, disability, gender identity, HIV/AIDS status, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. I agree to maintain a professional relationship with Nellie's Champions for Kids. I agree to never publicly denigrate or defame the name of NC4K or its current or former families, employees, supporters, or volunteers, including on online platforms and written communication. I agree and understand that NC4K reserves the right to refuse any and all services if there is any concern of misuse of gift or if I do not uphold this agreement. I understand that I may opt out of this agreement at at point and will no longer be considered an active NC4K family. As an active NC4K family, I agree to respect these terms and conditions.

Email Whitney our Family Services Coordinator, at if you have any additional information or want to learn more.