Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) ensures that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best possible care and support—from a child's diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship. POGO’s mission is to improve the circumstances of all children who are afflicted with cancer and those of their families and caregivers.
At the end of 2018, Love Your Melon gifted $50,000 to POGO to directly support the POGO Financial Assistance Program, which helped families cope with out of pocket costs for treatment. This program provided relief by reimbursing families for some of the costs they incur while a child is battling cancer.
In 2020 and 2021, Love Your Melon gave an additional $75,000 to POGO, which directly supports families in Ontario including food costs during hospital stays, accommodations when traveling for treatment, and child care for siblings at home.
Last year, POGO helped distribute $643,055 to 691 families to provide relief and ease the financial burden associated with their child's cancer treatment. We are honored to continue to help support POGO and make a difference for families with children battling cancer.
Years Given: 2018, 2020, 2021