Attempts to detect childhood cancers at an earlier stage, when the disease would react more favorably to treatment, have largely failed. Young patients often have a more advanced stage of cancer when first diagnosed. (Approximately 20% of adults with cancer show evidence the disease has spread, yet almost 80% of children show that the cancer has spread to distant sites at the time of diagnosis).
Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of children - more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined.
On the average, 1 in every 4 elementary school has a child with cancer. The average high school has two students who are a current or former cancer patient.
"Standing with the Smallest Fighters in the Battle of a Lifetime!"
The Battle for a Cure Foundation is recognized as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. We accept donations of new toys/gifts to fill our Hope Boxes to send to children fighting cancer and their siblings. We also accept monetary donations for our CURE Account to fund the most promising childhood cancer research available.
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer and their families! Please join our battle against childhood cancer by getting involved today!