That’s why we disrupt the status quo.
Join us to build bridges that transform a broken healthcare system by connecting the people, information, and resources that propel cures. Our aggressive action plan removes barriers, rewards cooperation, reinvents research, and restores hope to hundreds of thousands of families devastated by childhood cancer.
THE CURRENT APPROACH TO RESEARCH DOESN’T WORK,
AND THE IMPACT ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IS ALARMING
Since 1980, ONLY 3 DRUGS have been developed specifically for use in
CHILDREN WITH CANCER
Cancer remains the
cause of death by disease AMONG CHILDREN
Every day, 42 FAMILIES in the U.S. learn their child has cancer. Every week, 38 CHILDREN LOSE THE FIGHT.
There’s been NO CHANGE to the survival rate for children with brain and other nervous system cancers FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS.
The average cost of hospitalizations for childhood cancer is $40,000, nearly 5x THAT OF HOSPITALIZATIONS for other pediatric conditions.
Of the, $3.65 trillion spent on healthcare annually in the U.S., ONLY 2/10th OF 1% funds childhood cancer research.
Government spending on childhood forms of the disease makes up JUST 4% of total cancer RESEARCH INVESTMENT.
Survival is deﬁned by living a A MEAGER 5 YEARS AFTER TREATMENT – time fraught with horriﬁc suﬀering, emotional strain & ﬁnancial instability.
More than 95% OF CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS have a signiﬁcant health-related issue by the time they’re 45 YEARS OLD.