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Become a Hospital Partner

We partner with children’s hospitals throughout the US to distribute Ready Bags to families when their child is diagnosed with cancer. Ready Bags include everything a family may need for their unexpected hospital stays and helps establish a relationship between the family and Child Life team as they unpack the Ready Bag together.

Email us to learn more about becoming a hospital partner. Together we can one day love and serve every child and family diagnosed with pediatric cancer, starting with the 16,000 diagnosed in the U.S each year.

Roc Solid Ready Bag in Hospital Room

What’s in a Ready Bag?

Ready Bags include everything a family may need for their unexpected hospital stays including:

  • A hand-written note to let the family know they are not alone.

  • A toiletries bag with personal care items for the families.
  • A blanket for extra comfort and because hospital rooms can be chilly.
  • An insulated bag and a coffee thermos for transporting food and drinks.
  • An Amazon Fire tablet for the kids to play and provide a distraction during treatment.
  • A universal phone charger to keep phones charged while in the hospital.
  • A pill crusher so parents can crush medications as directed by their kiddo’s medical team.
  • UNO Cards to give the family a way to play together while in the hospital.
  • A journal to record information from doctors and a place to express their emotions.
  • A pop-it toy to act as a distraction tool for the kiddo during IV sticks and blood draws.
  • Wireless over the ear headphones for music listening and to tune out noise in the hospital
  • Deck of playing cards for adolescents and parents to use to pass the time in the hospital
  • A tablet cover to help protect the Kindle Fire Tablet

Our Impact

4587
Families served in the last 12 months
158
Total Hospital Partners
4361
Ready Bags distributed in the last 12 months

Our Current Hospital Partners

We are partnered with over 150 children’s hospitals in 43 states throughout the US!

Testimonials

“We appreciate your support so much, these bags have been so well received by families, and staff are thrilled with them too.”

– Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

“When we received our Roc Solid Ready Bag, we were in a state of shock about our daughter’s diagnosis. It came exactly at the right time and exactly what we needed. Thank you for your generosity and kind hearts.”

– Mama Bear Olivia

“We are so appreciative of the Roc Solid Foundation bags that we can provide to families. I provided some education to our parent/patient advocacy council on the Ready Bags and they were so happy to have this resource available to our families!”

– C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

Connect With Us!

We would love to connect if you are a social worker or child life specialist at a children’s hospital that is not currently partnered with us. Email us at info@rocsolidfoundation.org if you’re interested in learning more about our hospital partnerships and one of our team members will be in touch with you soon.