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

Sep
29
Thu
Carousel of Possible Dreams @ Carousel Court at South Coast Plaza
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WE DREAM OF A CURE FOR NEUROBLASTOMA

In honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, the Festival of Children Foundation is teaming up with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation and Friends of Cathryn to raise funds for New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy. This month long fundraising campaign will culminate to the Carousel of Possible Dreams event on September 29, 2016 at Carousel Court at South Coast Plaza. We invite you to join us as our Ambassadors ride the carousel to celebrate our fundraising success!

Never underestimate the power of what one person can do! Join us this September to raise funds for new therapies and new hope for families with children diagnosed with Neuroblastoma. It’s Easy:

Carousel of Possible Dreams charity event announcement

About Carousel of Possible Dreams:

Carousel of Possible Dreams is an innovative fundraising program from Festival of Children Foundation that helps fund the Dreams of children organizations. In 2009 Orange County community leaders climbed aboard the Carousel at South Coast Plaza Retail Center in Costa Mesa, CA, and weren’t let off until the fundraising goal was reached! In just two hours, these riders raised nearly $80,000 and we were able to grant 100% of the charity’s dreams. Now the Carousel of Possible Dreams a signature fundraising event of Festival of Children, helping to make charities’ dream projects a reality.

About New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT):

NANT is a global consortium of pediatric oncologists devoted to bringing new therapy and new hope to families of children with Neuroblastoma (www.nant.org). The NANT consortium offers hope and resources to patients and their families with relapsed/refractory neuroblastoma when front-line, standard therapy fails. Established in 2000, NANT is the only consortium in the world solely dedicated to developing novel treatments and biomarkers through early clinical trials (Phase I/II) for children whose disease has become resistant to front-line therapies.


NANT addresses the most difficult but most relevant question for children with high-risk neuroblastoma: “What is the best strategy to attack this disease when it has escaped all standard front-line therapies?” NANT believes that a comprehensive approach that targets the cancer cells but also their surrounding environment by a team of researchers with converging expertise will make a difference. NANT’s vision is to develop and test new therapies that target both neuroblastoma cells and normal cells around the tumor and in the immune system to improve the outcome for children with high-risk neuroblastoma with fewer side effects.

Oct
3
Mon
MCR Facility Services Charity Golf Outing @ Tijeras Creek Golf Club
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am

MCR Facility Services Logo for Charity Golf Tournament

Charity Golf Outing

Reserve Your Spot Today!!

$200 per person for Golf & Dinner
Includes: Golf, Cart, Range Balls, Lunch, Dinner, Prizes and More (dinner only $75).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor (includes 4 golfers)……$5,000
Dinner Sponsor (includes 4 golfers)………$4,000
Beverage Sponsor (includes 4 golfers)…..$1,500
19th Hole Sponsor (includes 4 golfers)…..$2,000
Awards Sponsor (includes 4 golfers)……..$1,000
Lunch Sponsor (includes 4 golfers)…….…$2,000
Hole Sponsor…………………………………$1,200
Putting Contest Sponsor…………….………..$500
Photography Sponsor……………………….$1,000
Long Drive Sponsor…………….………………$850
Closest to the Pin……………………..………..$850
Honorable Mention……………….…………….$500
Helicopter Sponsor (includes 4 golfers)……..$750

Event Schedule

9:00am ………………………………………Check-in
9:30-10:30am……………………………….Putting Contest
11:00am………………………….………….Shot Gun Start (lunch on the course)
6:00pm ………………………………………….Dinner, Awards & Presentation

 

Contact:
Cornel Sneekes 562-547-5472
Valerie Sneekes 714-742-9749
Email:   cal90703@aol.com

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Nov
4
Fri
2016 Memorial Lectureship @ Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room
Nov 4 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The 2016 Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Memorial Lectureship

Please join the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in Honoring

Kathleen Sakamoto, MD, PhD

2016 PCRF Memorial Lecturer

Shelagh Galligan Professsor
Division of Hematology Oncology
Stanford University School of Medicine

“Advances in the Biology and Treatment of Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia”

Sakamoto PhotoFriday, November 4th
Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room
100 Civic Center Drive
Newport Beach, California

SUBMIT RSVP

jludwig@pcrf-kids.org

The PCRF Memorial Lectureship was established in 1992 to honor the memory of all children who have lost their battles with cancer

www.PCRF-Kids.org

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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