Monkey In My Chair

Connecting Patients with Their Classmates


Along with the diagnosis of a serious illness comes time away from school. Whether it is only a day here and there or maybe weeks or months at a time, this can be hard for the child and their classmates.

At The Cure Starts Now we are pleased to offer the Monkey in My Chair program to children battling cancer. Monkey in My Chair is a FREE program at over 250 hospitals nationwide connecting school-aged cancer patients and their schools with the help of a life-sized plush monkey. The program includes:

  • A plush 3 foot monkey and companion monkey for the child
  • Educational materials for teachers
  • An interactive student/teacher web portal
  • Classroom and patient support

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