Until there's a cure ... there's UKANDU

Our Mission

The mission of UKANDU is to bring joy, hope, and connection to communities impacted by childhood and adolescent cancer.

We recognize that cancer impacts the entire family and we aim to provide parents and caregivers a respite from the physical, emotional and financial toll childhood cancer poses to families.


UKANDU Golf Tournament

September 10, 2021Riverside Golf and Country Club UKANDU’s Annual Golf Tournament is not your average charity tournament! As one of the few charity tournaments held on a Friday, this event provides an opportunity to play at the exclusive Riverside Golf and Country Club. It is the perfect opportunity for golfers to leave work early, enjoy…

2021 UKANDU Virtual Camp

Campfire and UKANDU News are integral parts of our annual Camp UKANDU and virtual camp is no different! You can experience the UKANDU-style fun by watching some of the 2021 Virtual Campfires and News videos below. 2021 Opening Campfire UKANDU News Monday Campfire Tuesday News Tuesday Campfire Wednesday News Wednesday Campfire Thursday News

Join UKANDU Corps!

UKANDU is proud and excited to announce our newest program, UKANDU Corps! This newest program was conceived by our Executive Director and inspired by his own experience in volunteering at UKANDU. It is in our DNA – heck, it’s in our name! – to remind people that “You Can Do!” a lot in life, no…

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Want to Get Involved?

You are invited to help support this wonderful organization in its third decade of bringing “normal” childhood experiences to children and families who may have missed them due to their medical circumstances. Even though lives may be cut short, we believe campfires, camaraderie, horseback riding and rock walls are gifts of childhood that need not be lost to our campers.

UKANDU programming is 100% free to all campers and families. We rely on donations and a volunteer staff to support this youthful rite of passage that may otherwise be impossible for these kids without UKANDU. Just one week of programming costs approximately $1500 per participant.