Pediatric cancer is a worldwide problem. Every two minutes a family and their child is told of a cancer diagnosis. The facts and information available illustrate the heartbreaking nature of childhood cancer and just how many children are called to the table to fight it on a personal level. This information challenges everyone to become involved with PCRF’s mission to improve the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with malignant disease. Share this infographic with others who can help us provide hope for a future free of pediatric cancer and its effects.
*PCRF uses cancer.gov as our primary source of information
Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.
Brain and other central nervous system tumors are the second most prevalent cancers in children.
Childhood cancer is not just one disease. It is made up of 12 major types and over 100 subtypes.
Leukemia Brain and spinal cord tumors | Neuroblastoma | Wilms tumor | Lymphoma (including both Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin) | Rhabdomyosarcoma | Retinoblastoma | Bone cancer (including osteosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma)
Our childhood cancer warriors and their families know first hand about the impact cancer and cancer treatment can have on a life. They experienced it every day and were on the front lines in a fight for their lives. They are the survivors who are here to tell their stories and inspire others to help, giving hope to those who are still out there battling pediatric cancer. It is young heroes like these who will so greatly benefit from groundbreaking childhood cancer research.
We’d like to introduce you to the researchers who are the backbone of what we do at the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. We’ve been funding cancer research since 1982. Though survival rates have dramatically risen since that time, there is still more work to be done. Childhood cancer research is consistently underfunded, making your gift critical to help fund the advanced work of these special researchers.
Your gift gives hope, and every dollar matters. That’s because the majority of funding for childhood cancer research comes from philanthropists and members of the community like you. PCRF’s Platinum Guidestar rating means your contribution is working hard to advance research and fund grants, changing the landscape of pediatric cancer forever. From fundraising and donating to hosting events and purchasing PCRF gear, there are many ways to help.
Some people say that children make up 10% of our cancer population, but they are 100% of our future! ~ Dr. Alex Huang, Case Western