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.

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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

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

Rod Carew Golf Classic – August 27, 2018 @ Pelican Hill Golf Club
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Rod Carew Golf groupsave the date: AUGUST 27, 2018

23RD Rod Carew Golf Classic

Rod Carew, Hall of Fame Baseball Great, joins PCRF in hosting the 23rd annual Rod Carew Golf Classic. In 2 decades this Orange County favorite golf tournament has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research. Join our elite lineup of sponsors as we aim to make a dramatic impact for the most-deserving cancer population – children.


Please contact our Director of Special Events 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, or auction donation. To give of your time and talents, we invite you to join the planning committee to help develop the 23rd annual event in 2018. Erin Arreola can be reached directly at earreola@pcrf-kids.org or (949) 859-6312.


St. John’s Dribble for the Cure @ St. John's University - Carneseca Arena
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

2018 St. John’s Dribble for the Cure

Online registration is now open!  Please encourage all of your friends and family to join in this important fight against pediatric cancer.  This Peer to Peer event allows you to be a part of the solution!  By participating in this event you will be helping these kids win a battle they cannot fight on their own.  Simply register and start fundraising!

Come meet the Red Storm men’s and women’s basketball teams, along with Head Coaches Chris Mullin and Joe Tartamella, at St. John’s University on September 22, 2018 for the 8th Annual Dribble for the Cure!

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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