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What is a Chapter?

A CKF chapter is a branch off of our non-profit that consists of a group of people striving to help cancer patients during the most difficult fight of their lives. Whether it is a group of 6 people or 50, every chapter is significant and crucial to Cancer Kids First’s mission. A chapter can be a school club, a community group, or a state-wide initiative.
Understanding the difference between a chapter and a project is important. While both may aim towards achieving one goal with a group of people, chapters differ in the way that there is a continuous commitment to maintaining a close relationship with your team members, volunteers, stakeholders, and pediatric cancer hospitals. Chapters are expected to maintain positive relationships to bring a localized impact to the Cancer Kids First mission.

All About a CKF Chapter

Benefits of Starting a Chapter:

1. Help ease the difficult childhoods of pediatric cancer patients

2. Gain the opportunity to hold a leadership position and manage a team

3. Improve leadership, organizational, and communication skills

4. Meet new people and work with diverse individuals

5. Earn numerous hours of service

Setting up Your Chapter:

​1. For school chapters only: register your chapter with your school / introduce the idea to school leadership BEFORE you submit an application with CKF


2. Apply to register your Cancer Kids First chapter

3. Interview with our executive team

4. Appoint your chapter's officers

5. Organize all forms needed to maintain this chapter (make sure you know when your budget form needs to be sent each year)

6. Plan out goals your chapter will carry out

7. Draft event/fundraiser ideas

8. Recruit members and partners

Promoting Your Chapter:

1. Create flyers to pass out

2. Ask friends to spread the word through socials

3. Advertise in your school newsletter, news show, magazine, or other available forms of communication

4. If your school has a club fair at the beginning of the year introducing all the clubs to the students at your school, have your chapter participate there!

5. Create incentives that encourage people to join

Ready to Get Started?

View our Chapter Starter Guide that will be essential in creating a successful CKF chapter:

Register your chapter through this form:

Join our Global Chapter Network

Or volunteer with one of our 70+ chapters if there's one near you!

State Chapters:

  • CKF Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico

  • CKF Illinois | Illinois

  • CKF North Texas | North Texas

  • CKF Ontario | Waterloo Region, Canada

  • CKF Mississippi | Central Mississippi

  • CKF Singapore | Singapore

  • CKF Mexico City | Mexico City

Regional Chapters:

  • CKF Montreal | Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  • CKF Phillippines | Phillippines

  • CKF Portland | Portland, Oregon

  • CKF Cambridge | Cambridge, UK

  • CKF Summit Shasta | Daly City, California

  • CKF York Region | Ontario, Canada

  • CKF Middletown | Middletown, New Jersey

  • CKF Neuqua Valley | Naperville, Illinois

  • CKF North Carolina | North Carolina

  • CKF Lower Mainland | British Columbia

  • CKF South Bend | South Bend, Illinois

  • CKF Earl of March | Ontario, Canada

  • CKF Doral | Doral, Florida

  • CKF Brussels | Brussels, Belgium

  • CKF Stuy | New York City, New York

  • CKF Toledo Area | Toledo, Ohio

  • CKF New York City | New York City, New York

  • CKF Arlington | Arlington, Massachusetts

  • CKF Brooklyn | Brooklyn, New York

  • CKF Charlotte | Charlotte, North Carolina

  • CKF North Texas | North Texas

  • CKF Novi | Novi, Michigan

  • CKF Parkland | Parkland, Florida

  • CKF Mansfield | Mansfield, Massachusetts

  • CKF Greenhills | Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • CKF Great Neck South | Great Neck, New York

  • CKF Centennial High School | Frisco, Texas

  • CKF Framingham High School | Framingham, Massachusetts

  • CKF SJC | Chevy Chase, Washington, DC

  • CKF APS | Puerto Rico

  • CKF TAG | Southeast Texas

  • CKF Rivera ECHS | Brownsville, Texas

  • CKF Hanford High School | Richland, Washington

  • CKF Northville High School | Northville, Michigan

  • CKF Glenelg High School | Glenelg, Maryland

  • CKF Elkins High School | Sugar Land, Texas

  • CKF Fairlawn High School | Fairlawn, New Jersey

  • CKF Jericho High School | Jericho, New York

  • CKF Lexington High School | Lexington, Massachusetts

  • CKF Oakton High School | Vienna, Virginia

  • CKF Arizona State University | Tempe, Arizona

  • CKF Hingham High School | Hingham, Massachusetts

  • CKF Paulding County High School | Dallas, Georgia

  • CKF Stamford High School | Stamford, Connecticut

  • CKF Eastern High School

  • CKF Oak Knoll School | Summit, New Jersey

  • CKF Howard University | Washington, DC

  • CKF Queens University | Ontario, Canada

  • CKF Grovetown High School | Grovetown, Georgia

  • CKF SJND Medical Association | Alameda, California

  • CKF Windermere High School | Orlando, Florida

  • CKF Franklin High School | Elk Grove, California

  • CKF Branson | Ross, California

  • CKF Tantasqua High School | Sturbridge, Massachusetts

  • CKF St. Catherine's British School | Athens, Greece

  • CKF Granada Hills Charter High School | Granada Hills, California

  • CKF Academy for Technology | Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • CKF JPII

  • CKF CB West High School | Doylestown, Pennsylvania

  • CKF Michigan State University | East Lansing, Michigan

  • CKF Connections Academy | Apple Valley, Minnesota

School Chapters:

Benefits of Joining our Chapter Network

Cancer Kids First provides its chapters with the development tools to become leaders in their communities because we believe heavily in empowering other youth. 

When chapters are approved to join our team, we provide a training session and document sharing presentations that cover leadership development skills like managing team conflicts and establishing partnerships. We also offer chapters the chance to attend leadership workshops with Ivy League business professors and directors at institutions like the White House.

We also believe strongly in awarding our chapters. Our rewards system includes a gift card or present for our annual top School, Regional, and State chapter. Graduating seniors a part of CKF chapter receive a certificate of achievement. 

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