Worldwide, 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease.
Despite these facts, childhood cancer research is consistently underfunded. That’s where the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation comes in. We raise monies to drive the research and innovation that will make it possible for childhood cancer patients to spread their wings and realize healthy, happy, productive futures.
Filling a Gaping Funding Void
Flat or declining donor budgets, increased research costs, and unmet need make it crucial to find new funding for research.
Funding for childhood cancer research occurs in almost the exact inverse to funding for adult oncology research:
The bottom line: to gain more traction, build more momentum, and meaningfully advance the science, more money must be invested in pediatric cancer research now. There’s a gaping void to fill, making our work – and your generosity –crucial.
When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change. – Annette Funicello