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  • The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is a nonprofit organization that provides information for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, advocates for their needs, and supports research. ACCO publishes books on childhood cancer that provide information on all aspects of a diagnosis of childhood cancer (treatment information, financial help, emotional and social issues, late effects of treatment, and more). ACCO will provide a free copy of any of their books to families of children with cancer. ACCO has over 40 local chapters (affiliates) that provide direct support to patients and families through hospital and community based programs, such as face-to-face and online support groups and day and sleepover childhood cancer camps. Affiliates also provide emergency financial assistance for rent or mortgage payments, car repairs, transportation, pre-paid gas cards, groceries, parking, and more. ACCO maintains a list of other organizations to which eligible families may apply for financial assistance.