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.

2017 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

$40M
PCRF has raised over $40 million for pediatric cancer research
35YR
PCRF has been funding life-saving pediatric cancer research for over 35 years
250K
250,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year

Upcoming Events

Mar
25
Sun
Event – Reaching for the Cure Run/Walk – March 25, 2018 @ Irvine Valley College
Mar 25 all-day

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

SIGN UP TODAY WITH OUR EARLY, EARLY BIRD PRICING

We are pleased to announce our 20th Anniversary Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids Run will take place on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Irvine Valley College. Together we will celebrate 20 years of life-saving research dollars raised at this event in honor of pediatric cancer warriors, patients, and survivors everywhere.

Last year over 34,967 miles were dedicated to pediatric cancer research thanks to the 5,000 runners, walkers, cyclists, sponsors and volunteers that came out from all over Southern California in an effort to Reach for the Cure!

Every year fundraisers have helped PCRF reach our fundraising goals without fail. This year, we aim to celebrate our 20th anniversary with a record-breaking high of $300,000 – to beat last year’s $275,000 achievement – are you in?

Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon Run/Walk logoEvent Information:
Irvine Valley College
7:00AM – Half Marathon (13.1 miles/timed)
7:15AM – 5K Run (3.1 miles/timed)
7:45AM – 10K Run (6.2 miles/timed)
9:30AM – 5K Walk (3.1 miles/untimed)
11:00AM – 1K kids’ fun run (untimed)

Want to Bike the Brick?
Upgrade your registration and join our new Bike Partner, Renegade Racing’s Saddleback Spring Classic Gran Fondo! Step up your Half Marathon, 10K, or 5K with a bike distance that’s best for your ability. With five routes to choose from, you’ll enjoy the best of what Orange County has to offer while “Pedaling to Cure Pediatric Cancer”. 

Finish Line Festival
Race Day Activities include packet pickup, race announcements, finisher medals, awards ceremony, exhibitors, food and musical entertainment; PCRF’s famous Kids Zone features petting zoo, bounce houses, obstacle courses, video trucks, face painting, attractions and more.

join our REACHING FOR THE CURE PLANNING COMMITTEE

Interested in being involved in the planning for next year’s race? We’re looking for committee members! It takes a village to put on such a special event, and we could use your help. Share with us your talents, interests, and how you’d like to get involved, and we’ll bring you onto our Race Crew! Contact Erin at earreola@pcrf-kids.org or 949-859-6312.

DETAILS

Sep
26
Wed
6th International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Sep 26 – Sep 29 all-day

SAVE THE 2018 DATE!

6th International Symposium on Childhood, Adolescent
and Young Adult
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

September 26th – 29th, 2018
Rotterdam Skyline

Symposium at a Glance

Symposium Information

For more information:  Susie Buchan sbuchan@pcrf-kids.org

Dr. Cairo Symposium Presenter

Dr. Beishuizen Symposium Presenter

 

 

 

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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