powering cures, realizing futures

Urgent Mission:
accelerate new cures for pediatric cancers
More children are lost to cancers than any other disease.
You can save lives by funding research today.
Fourty-seven kids are diagnosed with cancer every day in the US
We’re looking for 47 donors to honor these children by becoming monthly contributors. Become a member of our Gold Ribbon Society and help us speed up research for kids in need of cures.
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Why You’re Crucial to Accelerating Progress

Pediatric cancer research receives a minute fraction of the dollars allocated to adult cancer research.

The largest single funder, the Federal Government, invests just 4% of its annual cancer research budget in childhood cancer — that is less than $3.00 per child.

Researchers rely on private philanthropies like us to fund at least half of all childhood cancer research,
but resources limit our impact. In 2022, because of our own funding scarcity,
we were only able to fund 3.8 percent of every grant application rated outstanding.

Fund innovation and become part of the
breakthroughs that will save lives.

* Approximately $220M goes to children’s research out of an annual $5B cancer research budget. (Source: Coalition Against Childhood Cancer)


Who You're Helping

Courageous Childhood Cancer Patients

Meet Alyzza Kirkpatrick

Alyzza was diagnosed at three years old after finding a lump on the left side of her neck. Thanks to a treatment regimen that has vastly changed due to PCRF-funded research, Alyzza endured only 90 days of chemotherapy and was quickly back on her feet.

Forty years ago she would have faced two and a half years of chemotherapy and radiotherapy – a regimen in which only 30 % of patients with advanced disease were still alive two years following.

Alyzza is now four years cancer-free. She is strong, courageous, and wants to help find cures for other types of pediatric cancers. She loves pizza, dancing with her sister, playing soccer, and being able to enjoy her childhood!

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How You're Helping

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More than 232 medical research grants

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44 institutions

Laurence Cooper

“PCRF stands by its research partners as days turn into years and stomach-churning disappointments alternate with exhilarating wins. It is because of their commitment,
optimism and belief that the world of pediatric cancer care will be dramatically improved.”

~ Laurence Cooper, MD

“As usual, PCRF was the first to fund the early-stage work that has just received NIH funding for a clinical trial. The holy grail is to start with private funding that allows for follow-on federal funding. Mission accomplished in that sense!”

~ Elliot Stieglitz, MD
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital


Discover How We Power Cures

PCRF Blogs

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News about the people, companies and events standing up for research
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It Was a Day To Remember!

The Fifth Annual Will Irwin Golf Classic was a memorable event in every way.  Three hundred golfers turned out at the pristine Coto De Casa.  They lit up the links with compassion for cancer research

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TaxRise Supports Our Kids!

In keeping with his deliberate and decisive decision-making style, Sam Abdullah, CEO and Founder of TaxRise, didn’t need long to commit to joining forces with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.  TaxRise became the first-ever presenting

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Insights and updates on the people and science advancing pediatric cancer care

Ways You Can Help

There are nearly as many ways to support children with cancer as there are types
of pediatric cancers that need cures.
Please explore below to find the activities that are right for you.