How we help

Since 1992, Bear Necessities has been providing hope and support to families battling pediatric cancer.

Read more about recent Bear Hugs, upcoming events, and other Bear Necessities news here.

In addition to delivering direct services for children and families:

Families never pay a penny for any of Bear Necessities’ services. We rely on the generosity of our community to make our work possible. To learn more about our services, or to request a Bear Hug for someone special, please contact your hospital social worker for a referral form, or email [email protected] or call 312-214-1200 x25 for more information.

Brighten the life of a child going through cancer with a Bear Hug

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Bear Discoveries helps cutting-edge researchers to ultimately find a cure

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Chicago Headquarters

55 West Wacker Dr, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 214-1200

Florida Chapter

Serving Golisano Children's Hospital
& greater Southwest Florida
Contact: [email protected]