Founded in 1982 by physicians, parents and community leaders, Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) has raised over $51 Million for cancer research since its inception. This represents the persistent hard work of physicians, researchers, volunteers, staff and community partners who are dedicated to the health of our future generation—our children. Our mission has stayed true over the course of time: to identify and invest in leading edge research that demonstrates the best hope for a cure of childhood cancer. Over the last 40 years, we have seen drastic improvements – overall survival rates for childhood cancer have risen from 10% to almost 85%. Because of research, the cancer death rate has dropped more dramatically for children than for any other age group. However, there are still childhood cancers that have not had the same results – rare and aggressive cancers continue to devastate families and rob children of their childhoods.
Because childhood cancers still exist, PCRF presses on, funding experienced and emerging researchers to continue the necessary work of finding cures and improvements in care. Your partnership with PCRF powers this gift of Hope. Hope for a cure, hope for aggressive treatments that attack cancer cells but leave the healthy cells, hope for long-term quality of life through safer therapies to fight cancer. Hope for new research, new protocols, new interventions.
Throughout our history of supporting pediatric cancers, we have maintained a stable foundation financially. This year we attained a Platinum rating from GuideStar. What this means for our donors is that you can have confidence in PCRF’s ability to fund the best researchers in the world, with the utmost attention to financial efficacy and transparency.
The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has been sustained for the last 40 years thanks to the caring investment of individuals, organizations, and business like you! Your trust over the years is truly valued and put to excellent use in advancing effective life-saving treatments for children diagnosed with malignant disease.
PCRF is located in Irvine, California, and currently funds 13 institutions across the country. Cancer knows no boundaries, and neither do we. We will stand vigil until a cure is found.