Pediatric Cancer Foundations
Here are some foundations that I am familiar with that support childhood cancer directly or the families dealing with a diagnosis of childhood cancer. You have the opportunity to choose how you show our support.
There is a desperate need for funds to do more research to find better treatments for children. Most treatments used for children today are based on treatments given to adults. There have been very little improvements in treatment for children over the last 20 years.
- One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20.
- About 1,320 children are expected to die from cancer in 2012.
- Each school day, 62 children are diagnosed with cancer. (based on 180 day year).
- Each child in the U.S. diagnosed with cancer receives approximately one sixth of the federal research support allocated to each patient afflicted with AIDS.
-The National Cancer Institute’s funded research portfolio in 2010 was $3 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 21%, prostate cancer received 10% and ALL 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%.
-Cancer accounts for the greatest number of deaths of children in the U.S. and kills more children per year than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined.
There is also a great need to support the families going through this sometimes, long journey with their child as they fight against their cancer. Many families go from a two income family to one as one parent must stay home to take care of their child full time. It’s even harder for the single parent as they very often aren’t able to keep their job or must take very an extended leave of absence. They become dependent on others for help. Your help.
Please contact me and let me know if you have a foundation or organization that supports Childhood Cancer in any way that I can add to the list. Thank you.