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Why We Need Your Help

Only 4% Spent

Only 4% of the billions of dollars the government spends annually on cancer research is directed towards treating childhood cancer.

#1 Cause of Death

Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.

43 Kids Per Day

Each day, 43 kids in the US are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.

95% Significant Health Issues

More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors have significant health-related issues because of the current treatment options.

Current pediatric cancer treatments are not working.

Imagine…

  • Your Loved One Gets Cancer

    You learn your child, grandchild, brother, sister, niece, or nephew has cancer.

  • There’s Not Many Treatment Options Available

    You learn the only treatment option is adult therapies from the 1960s, with debilitating lasting side effects.

  • If They Survive, They Will Have Impairments

    If your loved one survives, they have a 95 percent chance of developing chronic health problems, secondary cancers, cognitive impairments, and a shortened lifespan due to harsh medical treatments.

This is the reality for families battling childhood cancer.

Testimonials of Hope

Through the establishment of the Sunshine Project, the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation has developed a business model unlike any other in the field of pediatric cancer research. Capitalizing on the strengths of researchers from a variety of scientific fields, we have streamlined the process of protocol development in the hopes of delivering more personalized medicine to children with cancer.

Carlos’s Story

In 2019, Carlos was diagnosed with high-grade Glioma. High-grade Glioma is a disease with an abysmal 14% survival rate. The standard treatment protocol is antiquated chemotherapy from the 1960s. However, NPCF seeded an innovative immunotherapy program in which Carlos is now enrolled.  He is currently without symptoms and has a wonderful quality of life.

The NPCF’s Glioma Trial has given me hope of beating a very dismal statistic.

Carlos18 years old