Facts

Did you know?

  • September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Go GOLD for kids with Cancer!
  • Childhood cancer is the #1 disease related cause of death for children
  • Childhood cancers receive less than 4% of our national research funding; adult cancers receive 96%
  • Because funding is SO limited, researchers must choose which childhood cancers will be funded year to year and often the more rare childhood cancers go left unfunded for years at a time.
  • 1 in 285 kids will be diagnosed with a childhood cancer each year (this number used to be 1 in 330 until the statistic was changed this year).
  • There has only been 1 cancer drug approved by the FDA in the last 20 years for use in children; last year there were 20 approved drugs for adult cancers! The drugs our kids are taking for treatment are meant for use in adults!
  • 36 Children are diagnosed everyday
  • 7 Children die everyday from Childhood Cancer
  • 1 out of 5 children diagnosed will die from Childhood Cancer; 3 out of those 5 will live with life threatening and severe side effects from treatment; only 1 child will survive with little to no side effects
  • Unlike adult cancers, childhood cancers are not directly linked to environmental or lifestyle choices, there are no known causes for childhood cancer!

Fighting Childhood Cancer Until There's a Cure!