Our Mission

Funding research to improve the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with malignant disease is the focal point of everything we do. At the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, we remain steadfast in our mission to give every child a cancer-free future.

2016 PCRF Grantees  You can Give Hope

Our Stars

Our stars are at the heart of what we do at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. It is for them, our warriors and our patients, whom we fight for by funding life-saving pediatric cancer research. Read their stories below.

 

Diann

Diann

Diann was 5-years-old, entering kindergarten, when her mother took her for a routine exam at the doctor’s office. After the exam, she was told to immediately take her to CHOC because of anemia.

Read Diann's Story

Becky Mudd

Becky Mudd

In April 2015, Becky Mudd a mother, grandmother, sister and daughter channeled her passion for running to benefit others who are running a marathon of their own - those who fight pediatric cancer.

Read Becky's Story

Kalyn

Kalyn

Fifty years ago, Hodgkin's was a death sentence. I would not have been able to even graduate high school but because of donations given to research foundations such as the PCRF.

Read Kalyn's Story

Gavin

Gavin

On New Year’s Day, 2010 four-year-old Gavin was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and his family’s lives were forever changed.

Read Gavin's Story

Danny

Danny

Meet Danny, a fifth grader, who wants to help. Danny's idea was that for a $20 donation, a person could write an inspirational note to a pediatric patient on a white NVRQT ball.

Read Danny's Story

Leonard

Leonard

When he was diagnosed with Leukemia in December 2012 the thing that kept Leonard in high spirits were the many basketball DVDs he received from friends and family.

Read Leonard's Story

Our Impact

$36M

PCRF has raised over $36 million for pediatric cancer research

34YR

PCRF has been funding life-saving pediatric cancer research for over 34 years

250K

250,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year

Upcoming Events

Mar
26
Sun
Reaching for the Cure Run/Walk @ Irvine Valley College
Mar 26 all-day

REGISTRATION TODAY WITH OUR HOLIDAY PRICING!

Irvine’s favorite run/walk event is finally here! The 19th Annual Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids Run will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Irvine Valley College in honor of pediatric cancer warriors, patients, and survivors everywhere. Runners, walkers, fundraisers, sponsors, vendors and volunteers from all over Southern California will run and walk in an effort to Reach for the Cure!

Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon Run/Walk logoEvent Information:
Irvine Valley College
7:00AM – Half Marathon (13.1 miles/timed)
7:15AM – 5K Run (3.1 miles/timed)
7:45AM – 10K Run (6.2 miles/timed)
9:30AM – 5K Walk (3.1 miles/untimed)
11:00AM – 1K kids’ fun run (untimed)

Want to Bike the Brick?
Upgrade your registration and join our new Bike Partner, Renegade Racing’s Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo! Step up your Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K with a bike distance that’s best for your ability. With five routes to choose from, you’ll enjoy the best of what Orange County has to offer while “Pedaling to Cure Pediatric Cancer”. More information coming soon!

Finish Line Festival
Race Day Activities include packet pickup, race announcements, finisher medals, awards ceremony, exhibitors, food and musical entertainment; PCRF’s famous Kids Zone features petting zoo, bounce houses, obstacle courses, video trucks, face painting, attractions and more.

join our REACHING FOR THE CURE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Interested in being involved in the planning for next year’s race? We’re looking for committee members! It takes a village to put on such a special event, and we could use your help. Share with us your talents, interests, and how you’d like to get involved, and we’ll bring you onto our Race Crew! Contact Erin at earreola@pcrf-kids.org or 949-859-6312.

DETAILS

Jun
11
Sun
Western Round Up @ Oak Canyon Private Park
Jun 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Western Round Up @ Oak Canyon Private Park | Silverado | California | United States

COME ON DOWN TO OUR WESTERN ROUND UP

Join us for a fun day celebrating oncology families from all over Southern California. The Western Round Up is PCRF’s only FUN-raiser event each year, and our team looks forward to hosting a “cancer-free” afternoon outside the hospital walls. Let us bring a smile to your child’s face with carnival games, attractions, petting zoo, reptiles, fishing, crafts, prizes and more!

On this day the patients become the sheriffs! Each child will receive a sheriff’s badge for the day upon arrival. Together with your family you can enjoy a worry-free experience at an enclosed, private park where kids can roam free. There are prizes and experiences at every corner. Lunch is provided thanks to our friends at In-N-Out Burger.

Everyone will gather for the Flight of the Doves at 2:45pm in honor of those who have fought cancer. Dove Tributes are available to those who want to make a donation in Memory or in Honor of a Cancer Warrior.

Are you part of an oncology family, or know someone who is? We will add you to our mailing list so you receive an invitation by mail for next year’s event! PCRF is happy to work with oncology departments, social workers, support groups, etc. to bring families together on this special day.

Contact our office for opportunities for sponsors, underwriting, or volunteering and we will connect you up with this great event!

DETAILS

Jul
10
Mon
New York Golf Tournament @ The Whippoorwill Club
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
New York Golf Tournament @ The Whippoorwill Club | Armonk | New York | United States

10th annual PCRF NEW YORK Golf Tournament

Mark your calendars for PCRF’s 10th annual New York Golf Tournament! This milestone year promises to be a memorable event offering attractive sponsorship opportunities that will help you in building brand loyalty, engaging new customers and showcasing your commitment to the community. We will kick-off with a continental breakfast, followed by 18 holes of golf with a 12:00pm shotgun start. You and your foursome can have friendly competitions with the on-course contest holes, raffle opportunities, and more. Following the tournament play, golfers will have time to freshen up before cocktail hour begins! Golfers will join more dinner guests for our evening program and live auction.

This Armonk favorite golf outing is focused on raising funds to support the work of Dr. Cairo and the research at the PCRF Laboratory. This lifesaving research is happening at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College.

Save the date and join us as we aim to raise the necessary funds for research that is powering hope in families who need hope the most. Contact our office for information on how to get a head start on joining our sponsorship lineup, being part of our planning committee, or volunteering for this special event.

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Making an Impact

You can argue that pediatric patients only make up 10% of our population, but they are 100% of our future.

Dr. Alex Huang, Case Western