About Us


Four-Square Clobbers Cancer is a conversational blog that is dedicated to improving the outcomes of children, adolescents, and young adults who are being treated or have been treated for cancer.  Utilizing over a dozen various authors from within the childhood cancer community, the goal is to inform, communicate and collaborate with those who care about children fighting cancer.

Four-Square is a very popular game played by children, adolescents and even young adults.   Following the rules and reacting to the constant changing path of a big orange ball, the object is to stay in the game as long as possible.  It’s kind of like the game of life, where the object is to react favorably to the fast, changing  things that come your way, stay healthy, live as long as possible and have fun.

Four-Square by definition is also used as an adjective that means firm and resolute, especially in support of someone or something.  “We stand four-square in our conviction to improve the therapies and outcomes of children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer.”

Clobber is actually a term used in the game of Four-Square and,  coincidently, it meansbounceball the same thing in the game of life.  It’s what everyone wants to do to cancer!

The normal 4 square court does not have a lawyer, but we want to make sure we make the following statements below to satisfy most of them.  Lawyers are not bad people and we invite them to play  4 square on our court and to follow the rules and stay within the lines.  We provide an open area in which to play and welcome anyone who can educate, motivate, strengthen, and unite the childhood cancer community.

Who started this?   The Nicholas Conor Institute (TNCI) did a lot to get Four Square Clobbers Cancer organized, up and running, it is meant to be a collaborative and inclusive blog and not a TNCI blog.  We want to have  bloggers from any organization that will help bounceballour entire community  become more  united, educated and stronger.  It is our firm desire to see the blog grow and help our community do as much as possible in a united effort in order to help improve the treatments and outcomes of all children, adolescents and young adults with or surviving cancer.  This is a forum without “donate” buttons.

Items offered for sale:  TNCI in no way derives any profit or gain from any of the items that are promoted or advertised for sale in the right hand margin of the blog unless it is specifically stated so in the advertisement.  We do reserve the right to accept or refuseblank ball any items for display in this space.  We will change items from time to time, without notice, to allow readers to be exposed to what is available and to help participating organizations to highlight a product.  Space is very limited and we do not intend to become a catalog service.  TNCI reserves all rights to edit, accept or refuse any and all submissions for advertisement in the blog, Four Square Clobbers Cancer.

Editorial Rights:  The editor of Four Square Clobbers Cancer is Joe Baber.   Joe is a volunteer for The Nicholas Conor Institute (TNCI) and his contact information is located on the “Meet Our Bloggers” page.  Joe Baber (TNCI) reserves all rights to edit, accept or refuse any and all submissions to the above blog.  We also reserve the right to remove without notice any previously accepted submissions.

The information on Four Square Clobbers Cancer’s site is designed for educational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice. If you feel your child has a problem, please consult a medical professional. Links provided on this website do not imply recommendations or endorsements of any products or services.  Additional Medical Disclaimer: The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. If you feel the research summarized applies to you or someone you know, talk to your doctor about your concerns.



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