The JADE Comfort Cart

The Comfort Cart is a mainstay of The JADE Foundation. Every week, the cart, staffed by wonderful, regular volunteers, cruises the Cleveland Clinic Bone Marrow Transplant and Leukemia floors, and the University Hospitals Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Seidman Cancer Center. The cart provides patients with entertainment and comfort items such as games, puzzles, art supplies, fleecy blankets and socks, chap stick, hand cream and snacks. The patients are very appreciative, often sharing with our volunteers how they have used the gifts from the cart during the previous weeks. The gratitude is palpable and the staff has made it clear that this cart, this caring, is making a difference.

Comfort Cart at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital

  • We are very excited to announce that on February 1st, 2018, we launched the comfort cart for adolescent & young adult patients at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Hematology / Oncology Department. Pictured left to right are Social Workers Erin Gibson & Erin Feldman, JADE Foundation Founder Roberta Dobay, Child Life Specialist Diana Swinehart, and JADE Foundation Chair Polly Marabito. Looking forward to this exciting new partnership!

  • Make a donation to help us bring comfort and entertainment to cancer patients at The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals. Thank you!

    Delivering warm fleecy blankets to patients at The Cleveland Clinic bone marrow transplant and leukemia floor on New Year's Day.

Comfort Cart at UH

  • Amelia Baffa & Whitney Hadley of UH AYA Angie Fowler Cancer Institute are shown with the JADE Foundation comfort cart and their storage room with JADE comfort cart items. These are fun activities offered to patients to take their mind off their hospitalizations, treatments and discomfort.

  • An adolescent patient at UH examines plants through a microscope provided by The JADE Foundation. The JADE Foundation provides entertainment, escape and exploration for adolescent and young adult cancer patients during their hospitalizations.

  • We are very excited to announce that on January 4, 2017, we launched The JADE Foundation comfort cart at the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Seidman Cancer Center, University Hospitals. Pictured in the photo left to right: JADE Foundation Founder Bobbie Dobay, UH AYA Advanced Clinical Nurse Amelia Baffa, JADE Foundation Chair Polly Marabito and UH AYA volunteer Lyndsey Needham.