Pediatric Cancer Foundation
National Pediatric Cancer Foundation
“Funding research. And hope”
Did you know that each year around 13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in the United States? That’s more than a classroom of kids each day. In the last 20 years, incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up 29%, yet in the same amount of time only 3 cancer medications have been specifically approved for children. Cancer treatments can affect a child’s growth, fertility, and endocrine system. Child survivors may be permanently immunologically suppressed, and worse approximately 20 percent of all children with cancer will die from their disease, a secondary cancer, or complications from treatment.
Founded in 1991, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation exists to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research. Their focus is to fund research which will lead to the elimination of pediatric cancer. National Pediatric Cancer Foundation has developed The Sunshine Project; an innovative collaboration of the nation's top doctors and researchers with one goal: to fast-track new treatments and increase the survival rate of children battling cancer. They have implemented the groundwork necessary to introduce less toxic, more targeted drugs into clinical trials.
Pediatric cancer is one of the worst things a family can go through; with our donations to the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, you are helping to eliminate childhood cancer!
The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a 4-Star Ranked organization by Charity Navigator and received a Gold Badge from Guide Star. You can read more about the work of the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and how you can get more involved on their website. http://nationalpcf.org/