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