Celebrating our 26th year of programs!

For information regarding 2016 active programs please call the CJCF Camp Office at 410-531-0758

Welcome to the Carol Jean Cancer Foundation

The Carol Jean Cancer Foundation Story

Established by the Eiserer family in 1986 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, the Carol Jean Cancer Foundation, Inc. (CJCF) was founded in memory of Carol Jean Eiserer, a Maryland schoolteacher who died of a malignant brain tumor at age 43. Carol Jean was dedicated to teaching children that life offers opportunities for joy and hope even in the face of pain and illness. In addition, CJCF's ongoing inspiration is the courage of the children and families we serve.

CJCF serves families throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Making A Difference

Parents face catastrophic medical bills, the injustice of seeing their child in pain, and the anguish of being unable to ease their suffering. Siblings are hurting too and they have special needs when their parent's time, attention, and emotions are suddenly diverted to the sick child.

Today, no family faced with the news that their child has cancer has to face that challenge alone; we're here to help. Through CJCF's programs, they find comfort, help and understanding at a time of their most critical need.

"He understands what's happened to him. But he's a kid, and right now, he's at camp, and that's what's really wonderful about this place. You learn that everything doesn't always have to be about cancer."
-Camp Friendship mom about her 7-year-old son

"As you can imagine, this has been a very difficult year for Alex. He missed the whole year at school and the actual illness has made socializing very difficult for him. Camp Friendship was the best thing to happen for him in recent memory. It was an oasis in this trying time. It gave him a chance to act like a kid. It really is a dream come true."

Carol Jean Cancer Foundation, Inc. provides year-round programs and services free of charge for children with cancer and their families.
Member of Children’s Oncology Camping Association, International (COCA)
Registered with the Secretary of State of Maryland as a Charitable Organization Registration #4065
A Not-for-Profit Corporation under Federal Tax Exemption 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Federal Employer ID No. 52-1511891

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