The Children's Security Blanket has changed its name in a move that organization officials say more accurately represents the group's goals.

The Spartanburg-based nonprofit, dedicated to helping children fighting cancer, is now the Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas. The new identity reflects an effort to work with more community agencies and partners to help ease the financial burden of Upstate families with children who have cancer, the organization said.

"Our new identity relates the love and compassion shared by our organization, which is continuing to grow its reach to serve more and more families in need," Sheila Ingle, chairwoman of the organization's board, said in a statement.

Last year, the nonprofit expanded its focus to both North and South Carolina.

Children up to 18 can be referred to the group by social workers at pediatric oncology centers. The organization helps pay for food, lodging and meals for families during treatments.