We Must Do Better

Facts About Childhood Cancer

  • Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 min
  • In the US, 43 kids are diagnosed every day (15,700 a year)
  • 6 kids will die every day in the US from cancer
  • Average years of life lost to cancer for a child – 71
  • Average age at cancer diagnosis – 6
  • Cancer is the number 1 cause of death by disease among children
  • 1 in 285 kids in the US will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 20
  • 2/3 of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting, chronic conditions from treatment
  • 35,000 kids are currently in treatment for cancer
  • The most common cancers in children are (childhood) leukemia (32%), brain tumors (18%), and lymphomas (11%)

And the worst stat of them all is that even with all of the horrendous facts above, childhood cancer receives only 4% of U.S. federal funding for research.  This is why we raise money to fund research grants…every dollar raised brings HOPE.

WE MUST DO BETTER – #morethan4

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Our mission is to end childhood cancer through awareness, support, and the gift of hope. We do this through the collection of cool, fun bandages for kids and raise money for pediatric cancer research.