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 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 $40 million for pediatric cancer research


PCRF has been funding life-saving pediatric cancer research for over 35 years


250,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer this year

Upcoming Events

NVRQT Goes Country @ Joe's on Weed
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

NVRQT @ Joe’s Bar on Weed Street

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.

Jon and Farrah Lester Jon and Farrah with special guests.



New York Golf Tournament @ The Whippoorwill Club
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 7:00 pm
New York Golf Tournament @ The Whippoorwill Club | Armonk | New York | United States

10th annual PCRF NEW YORK Golf Tournament

Mark your calendars for PCRF’s 10th annual New York Golf Tournament! This milestone year promises to be a memorable event offering attractive sponsorship opportunities that will help you in building brand loyalty, engaging new customers and showcasing your commitment to the community. We will 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.

This Armonk favorite golf outing is focused on raising funds to support the work 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. Contact our office for information on how to get a head start on joining our sponsorship lineup, being part of our planning committee, or volunteering for this special event.


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Keegan Bradley Golf Classic @ Woodstock Inn & Resort Country Club
Aug 28 all-day
Keegan Bradley Golf Classic @ Woodstock Inn & Resort Country Club | Woodstock | Vermont | United States

6th annual keegan bradley charity golf classic

On Monday, August 28, 2017, Keegan Bradley, 2011’s PGA Championship winner, Rookie of the Year, and multi-event champion will host the Third Annual Charity Golf Classic at the Woodstock Inn & Resort Country Club.

The event will kick off with brunch, followed by a golf clinic with Keegan, and 18 holes of golf. The day will 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.


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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