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 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



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



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



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



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


PCRF has raised over $36 million for pediatric cancer research


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


250,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year

Upcoming Events

NVRQT Goes Country @ Joe's on Weed
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
NVRQT Goes Country @ Joe's on Weed | Chicago | Illinois | United States

Joe’s Bar on Weed Street

Go Country with Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester and his wife, Farrah, when they host a country-themed fundraiser at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street in Chicago this July. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Lester’s NVRQT campaign, run by the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), which helps raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research.



New York Golf Tournament @ The Whippoorwill Club
Jul 11 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
New York Golf Tournament @ The Whippoorwill Club | Armonk | New York | United States

9th annual PCRF Dream.Discover.Cure Golf Tournament

This year’s tournament promises to be another memorable event offering attractive sponsorship opportunities that will help you in building brand loyalty, engaging new customers and showcasing your commitment to the community. This Armonk favorite golf outing has been focused on raising funds to support the PCRF Laboratory directed by Mitchell S. Cairo, M.D. at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center and New York Medical College.

The event will kick-off with a continental breakfast, followed by 18 holes of golf with a 12:00pm shotgun start. Following the tournament play, golfers are able to freshen up before the Cocktail Reception, Dinner, Live Auction and Awards Reception.


Keegan Bradley Golf Classic @ Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club
Aug 29 all-day
Keegan Bradley Golf Classic @ Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club | Woodstock | Vermont | United States

5th annual keegan bradley charity golf classic

On Monday, August 29, 2016, Keegan Bradley, 2011’s PGA Championship winner, Rookie of the Year, and multi-event champion will host the Third Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Woodstock Inn & Resort Golf Club.

The event will kick off with brunch, followed by a golf clinic with Keegan, and 18 holes of golf. The day will conclude with a cocktail reception, raffles, auction and awards ceremony. Formal invitations will be issued to supporters and friends of Keegan including golfers from the PGA Tour as well as local celebrities.


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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