Dunkin’ Battle Bags | Duffels for Inpatient Cancer Treatment

The mission of the Humble Bumble Project is to alleviate even the slightest amount of financial burden faced by pediatric and young adult cancer families so parents and caregivers can focus on family rather than finance.

 

Dunkin’ Battle Bags were made possible by a grant received from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation with each bag valued at $550. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About 5,000 to 6,000 adolescents (aged 15 to 19) are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States (American Cancer Society 1/12/21).  Newly diagnosed adolescents and young adults (AYAs) delay their dreams and futures while enduring devastating cancer treatments in a healthcare environment and many times experience a loss of independence at the very moment they are to begin ‘stretching their wings’.  Not yet adults and no longer children, adolescents, and young adults are often caught in a void between the juvenile room design of a pediatric hospital and the stark rooms within adult hospital settings all the while fitting neatly into neither.

 

The AYA population (13 – 18 years old) continues to be dramatically under-represented.  To bring support to this population, the Humble Bumble Project expanded our mission to provide the Dunkin’ Battle Bags specifically to AYA patients.

 

Dunkin’ Battle Bags are specifically designed to provide comfort and entertainment items to teenage cancer patients receiving inpatient treatment. The Humble Bumble Project is currently accepting requests for active cancer patients receiving inpatient treatment at Janet Weis Children's Hospital (Danville, PA) or Golisano Children’s Hospital (Rochester, NY).**

How to Qualify:

•    Patient must have a cancer diagnosis.
•    Patient must be 13 – 18 years old.
•    Patient must be receiving inpatient cancer treatment.
•    Newly diagnosed/first inpatient stay (preferred, but not required).
•    Duffel request must be made by a member of the patient’s oncology team.

 

*Social Workers – if you have a teenager on your caseload who would benefit from a Dunkin’ Battle Bag, please contact us at info@humblebumbleproject.com*
 

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Each Dunkin’ Battle Bag contains the following items: 

  • Fire HD 8 Plus tablet– 32 GB

  • Amazon Fire HD 8 cover

  • Amazon Fire gift card

  • Sony XB550AP Extra Bass Headphones

  • CanPlan cancer planner

  • Three (3) MicroPuzzles

  • Coloring book

  • 72-piece colored pencil set with zipper travel case

  • Strathmore sketch pad

  • Prismacolor 12 count drawing pencils

  • Pencil sharpener

  • Columbia Super Soft Plush Throw

  • Sleep mask

  • Loop quiet noise reduction earplugs

  • One (1) pair Bombas socks

  • 20 oz Hydroflask water bottle

*Quantities and limited and are available while supply lasts.*