It all began the summer of 2011, when Sidney, a student at Brown University, volunteered at a camp in Canada for kids who have cancer.
There he met Andy, an 11-year old boy–and they instantly became friends. Not long ago, Andy had been diagnosed with cancer—unable to go to school or get together with his friends. But Andy (who could be the most die-hard baseball fan on Earth) never gave up on himself…just like his biggest role models–professional baseball players.
As soon as Andy heard about Sidney’s similar love for baseball, his eyes just lit up, and his smile was something magical. Nothing excites Andy more than talking about his favorite players—to him, they are the ultimate role models. They are his inspiration to never give up being who he wants to be.
Andy wanted to feel like a kid again. He inspired us to make that dream a reality, and CCChampions was born.
Back when Sidney first met Andy, CCChampions was only an idea, a dream he had for helping the 353,00 kids diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year.
Today, CCChampions is launching chapters across the nation, the latest chapter taking place in New England.
In conjunction with professional athletes across the United States, CCChampions connects local, kind-hearted athletes with kids just like Andy to create meaningful long-term relationships six months of the cancer journey. All other organizations in the market focus on granting a single, one-time wish. CCChampions is the only program that creates lasting relationships, adding a warm, stable force to an unstable life.