Every year approximately 12,500 children and adolescents under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer and about 4,000 of children die from cancer each year. That means about 11 children die from cancer or cancer-related complications each day.
One in every 330 Americans will develop cancer by the age of 20.
In 2006, the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%. And childhood cancer research only gets 2.96% of the money raised by the American Cancer Society.
"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!