Cancer is bad enough. But when it affects a child, it is particularly devastating. Because kids deserve a chance to experience life. To laugh and have fun. To be amazed and to dream. To grow up.
With this conviction, CURE Childhood Cancer set out in 1975 to increase the survival rate of all children with cancer. At that time, the rate was less than 20%. Since then, research has led to an overall survival rate of nearly 80%.
But that is not and never will be good enough.
Every child with cancer deserves to beat the disease. Not just 80% of them. That's why nothing less than 100% will do.
100% is the goal.
100% is how much we're convinced we will achieve it.
100% is what we give each and every day.
And it's all for the kids.
The more research is accelerated, the sooner we'll achieve significant breakthroughs and cures. But we can't count on federal funding. Not only has there been an alarming decrease in budgets, but less than 4% of federal funding directed toward cancer research goes toward solving children's cancers.
CURE focuses entirely on children's cancer efforts and funds the work of some of the best and brightest scientists in the field of pediatric cancer. As research efforts continue, we also address the critical and urgent needs of patients and families.Goal
Until that day, regardless of individual outcomes, each and every child and his or her family are part of our mission. And we will do anything we can to ease their burden and give them hope.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and each day we share the stories of children who have been diagnosed with cancer. In addition to sharing their stories, each family sets a goal to raise $1000 to help further CURE’s mission. Today, we honor these special children. Click their photos to read their stories.
Our funding is made possible by individuals and organizations which believe in our mission and have joined us in driving it forward. With their support, we're bringing discoveries, hope and cures to the courageous children we serve.