Nick's Comfort Bags

Whether in the clinic or hospital for a day or weeks, we provide teen comfort bags to pediatric cancer patients (ages 10-25). These may include fun distractions such as DVDs, books, video games or cozy socks. We also like to personalize them to each teen and work with the clinic’s Child Life Specialist to make sure the teen comfort bag is unique to each patient. Comfort bags are donated by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Albany. Special down pillows are provided through Luke’s Legacy—a program created within the foundation in memory of an amazing teen, Luke Romano.

To request a comfort bag for a pediatric blood cancer patient, contact the center's child life specialist at (518) 262-4679 .

Media Library

The clinic is equipped with flat screen TVs in each room, as well as the waiting area. In addition, there are various game systems. Current DVDs, video games, books, and magazines are updated on a regular basis. Arts and crafts are also donated and volunteers visit the children in clinic to do crafts while they wait for treatment.

Teen Technology Room-inpatient floor on D7

Nick’s Round Table sponsors the teen technology room that is available to teen and young adult patients. It includes video game systems, movies, and iPads. There are teen and young adult specific arts and crafts projects and magazines. The idea behind this room is to provide a space for teens and young adults to spend time with others their age or have a break from their room and connect with friends and family using the technology provided. If you have a suggestion for this room, please contact Janine Cammarata at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Family Hope Bags

Newly diagnosed families may not have the opportunity to go home when faced with their child’s situation. These bags provide essentials that a parent and child need until they can get home. It includes a guidebook that explains what to expect during treatment, local restaurants, supportive services, information about the hospital. Plus, essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, notebook, pen, comforting items, and gift certificates to local restaurants and travel. These bags provide hope with a supportive letter from a local family who has gone through the journey. The Family Hope Bags mentally prepare a family to fight. Donated by Catie Hoch Foundation, Luke’s Legacy, Maddie’s Mark Foundation, Green Drakkoman Foundation, and Recovery Sports Grill

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