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.

2018 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 $20 million for pediatric cancer research
PCRF has been funding life-saving pediatric cancer research for over 36 years
250,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year

Upcoming Events

East Coast Golf Tournament – July 9, 2018 @ Hackensack Golf Club
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

11th annual PCRF east coast Golf Tournament

Mark your calendars for PCRF’s 11th annual Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation Golf Tournament! Each year we kick-off with a continental breakfast, followed by 18 holes of golf. 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.

Proceeds form this longtime favorite golf outing is in support 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.



Please contact our office to learn more about how you or your organization might partner with us for next year’s event with the gift of sponsorship, gift in-kind donation, auction donation or donating your time to help be part of the planning committee. Catherine Raack can be reached directly at Catherine@pcrf-kids.org or 949-859-6312.

NVRQT Night with Jon and Farrah Lester @ Joe’s Bar on Weed Street
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm






Sponsorship information please see the attached PDF.
For questions and more information, please contact Jeri Wilson.
2018 NVRQT Sponsorship

Keegan Bradley Charity Golf Event @ Woodstock Inn Resort & Golf Club
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Keegan Bradley
Charity Golf Classic

Vermont native Keegan Bradley, the 2011 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and a star
of the 2012 U.S. Ryder Cup team will host the 7th Annual
Charity Golf Classic at the Woodstock Inn & Resort
Golf Club.
The event will benefit the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
in its support of the University of Vermont Cancer
Center and Children’s Hospital to fund lifesaving research
for children battling cancer. The day will kick off with
brunch, followed by a golf clinic with Keegan and friends,
then 18 holes of golf. Festivities 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.

Sponsorship Information

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Making an Impact

Some people say that children make up 10% of our cancer population, but they are 100% of our future!

Dr. Alex Huang, Case Western