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).
Once considered nearly incurable, through research, 78% of patients overall survive today. Despite this amazing progress, cancer still claims the lives of one in four infants, children, and young adults diagnosed.
One in every 330 Americans will develop cancer by the age of 20.
"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!