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WGBH “Arthur” Partnership

When Someone you Know has Cancer:  
An "Arthur" Activity Booklet for Families

The Education Department at Boston's WGBH and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, guided by PACT's Paula Rauch, MD, created this resource designed to help families talk with their children about cancer, answer their questions, reassure them, and suggest ways they can show their love and get involved in the fight against the disease.

The illustrated booklet includes a story, "The Great MacGrady," featuring WGBH's popular characters, Arthur, DW, and friends, for parents to read aloud with children and talk about together. In addition, activities to help children express their feelings about someone's having cancer, and other resources, are suggested.

Download the booklet in English or Spanish.