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What We Do

Lending Hearts works on behalf of children and young adults, as well as their families, who are living with cancer. Our programs, events and classes have been developed to promote social, emotional and physical well-being during treatment and beyond. Which activities and how much you want to engage is completely up to you.

Connect with others

We help facilitate both in-person and virtual get-togethers to provide an opportunity to socialize and engage with other families and individuals. Join us for our popular monthly event, Coffee & Conversations.

Quality family time

It can be difficult to find time to be with your loved ones outside the day-to-day routines especially following a diagnosis. We provide special outings for families to have a breather and enjoy each other.

Help during treatment

Through our health network partnerships, we’re able to lend a hand and ease some of the burdens during medical treatments such as providing free lunches for families and patients.

Focus on holistic well-being

During difficult times, finding space for self-care can seem like a luxury. It’s easy to let things like nutrition and physical well-being slide. We encourage you to check out some of our “whole-person health” programs:


  • Positivity, mindfulness and relaxation training

  • Yoga classes for all ages and abilities

  • Nutrition lessons conducted by a registered dietician and licensed nutritionist


If your schedule doesn’t permit you to join a class live, most sessions are recorded and are available on our YouTube channel.

Always free of cost

You are dealing with a lot right now. So there is never a cost for our services or classes. Insurance is not required.

For our pediatric friends

Children living with cancer have their own needs and challenges: mental, social, emotional and physical. Lending Hearts provides pediatric integrative wellness care within the oncology unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  In addition, we welcome children who are in treatment or in remission to participate in virtual yoga, mindfulness and relaxation and nutrition programs.

Available in partnership with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.


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Within the oncology unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Lending Hearts provides diffusers and a variety of doTerra essential oils for use while visiting.


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Lending Hearts is pleased to offer Zenimals to patients in the oncology unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  These devices provided non-screen bedside support for relaxation and mindfulness.


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To ease the burden of seeking lunch and leaving the bedside of child, Lending Hearts provides boxed lunches to families in the oncology unit at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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