At Angel Foundation™, we know that helping a child navigate their way through a loved one’s cancer diagnosis is hard. We are here to help you start those difficult conversations. Sometimes, questions will come up for which you don’t have an answer. We can help! Contact us or call our program team (612) 627-9000 for assistance.

Helpful Information

How to tell your child you have cancer
Age-appropriate tips and tools
Basic definitions of cancer and its treatment
Prepare your child for upcoming surgery

Talking about an adult’s cancer diagnosis with children can seem overwhelming. Angel Packs™ are a free resource filled with tools and activities to help families discuss cancer in an age-appropriate and comforting way.

  • Angel Packs™ are free to patients living or being treated in our Minnesota service area: Anoka, Carver, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, St. Louis, Washington, or Wright Counties
  • To receive your free Angel Pack™, please contact your oncology health care provider or contact us at

Click Here to Request an Angel Pack™


We have guidebooks and resources that were created to help you explore and learn more about what it means either to be a caregiver with cancer or a child, pre-teen, or teen with an adult in your life who has received a cancer diagnosis.


Simply click on the image of the guidebook you are interested in below to view.

Children – Pre-Teens – Teens – Parents
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Niños – Pre-Adolescentes – Adolescentes – Madres/Padres


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After talking with your child about a cancer diagnosis, books are a helpful way to follow up that discussion. Books can help answer questions, let the reader explore feelings, and clear up any possible misconceptions. Click the link below to open a list of books for school age kids dealing with an adult with cancer or separation anxiety, teens and young adults, and caregivers trying to talk to their kids about cancer.


Download the book list

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