Alex's Arcade Foundation

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Alex's Arcade Foundation

Childhood Cancer Awareness

Give Hope, Show Support, Help Cope with Video Games...It's What We Do

As a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit the Alex's Arcade Foundation is a childhood cancer awareness organization that helps children and families cope with diagnosis of childhood cancers by providing video games to children and oncology departments of children's hospitals to be used as a coping mechanism, as an escape from the reality of childhood cancer treatments.

Why Video Games?

The Alex's Arcade Foundation is inspired by childhood cancer survivor, Alex Craven, and his love of video games. Alex was 12 years old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that attacked 90% of his bones. He endured 6 rounds of chemotherapy, 96 hours of inpatient in each round. It was during that time that his love of video games helped him cope with being in the hospital for treatments and ongoing doctor and clinic visits, he would bring his Xbox for inpatient and hand held gaming systems to the doctor appointments, they allowed him to escape his reality. It was during one round of treatment he asked his parents "Why can't all kids have video games when they're in the hospital?"

At such a young age he understood the importance of them, how they helped him cope, and how it will help other kids like him.

Since 2015 the Alex's Arcade Foundation has donated over 20 gaming systems to the oncology department at Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, MI., and have helped individual families around the country that have had a child diagnosed with cancer cope a little easier.

Alexander J. Craven Education Grant

News to celebrate!!

We are happy to announce that Alex's Arcade for the first time is offering a $500 continuing education grant for childhood cancer survivors.

The Alexander J Craven Education Grant will be one of the easiest grants to apply for, all that needs to be done is write an essay on what brings you joy and happiness.

There are just a fine details listed below, but it really is easy, we promise.

  • Must be a Michigan Resident
  • Essay must be between 500 & 1200 words
  • Applicants must be a childhood cancer survivor, or currently diagnosed, and do not have to be going through treatment
  • Must be enrolled in or accepted into enrollment for college, university, or trade school.
  • Please include a letter from your doctor documenting a history of cancer diagnosed before the age of 18 years old
  • Recipients are selected by committee
  • Deadline is May 31st, 2020

Applicants please email essay to

Good Luck!!!