1. Cancer is the leading disease cause of death in children.
  2. Less than 3% of cancer research funding goes to kids cancers.
  3. A child in the U.S. has a 1 in 320 chance of being diagnosed with cancer before their 21st birthday.
  4. 80% of kids cancers have already metastasized by the time of diagnosis.
  5. Unlike many adult cancers there is no early detection or screening for childhood cancer.
  6. Two classrooms full of kids are diagnosed with cancer every day.
  7. We lose 2,000 to 3,000 kids a year in the U.S. alone; 20,000 to 30,000 in 10 years.
  8. Some treatment protocols have not changed in 20-30 years.
  9. Chemotherapy & radiation cause chronic long term health problems for growing bodies.
  10. 75% of children who survive have long term side effects, and 30% have a severe or life-threatening illness.
  11. Researchers can do much better, but need your help.

1 child in every 320 in the U.S. is diagnosed with childhood cancer

dated treatments with long-term side effects

research needs your help now