Cookies for Kids' Cancer
Updated: Aug 3, 2018
Why They Exist - The Realities of Childhood Cancer
Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of children in the U.S.
The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%.
Two-thirds of pediatric cancer patients will develop long-term side effects, many life-threatening -- a result of the treatments that "cured" them.
Only four of the 12 most common types of childhood cancers have average survival rates over 80%.
13,500 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year.
There is ONE THING that can truly change the facts of childhood cancers forever -- FUNDING for research to find new, improved therapies.
Learn more about the realities of childhood cancer.
Since 2008, support from Good Cookies like YOU has helped Cookies for Kids' Cancer fund 100 childhood research grants, leading to 37 promising new treatments and clinical trials available to children fighting cancer TODAY.
Cookies for Kids' Cancer is committed to funding promising research for new, improved, & less toxic therapies for children battling cancer. Each year grants are given under the guidance of the Medical Advisory Board. The mission of the organization is to fund as much promising research as possible, while keeping administrative costs as low as possible. With 9 full years as a non-profit complete, Cookies for Kids' Cancer is now eligible for review by Charity Navigator. If you have questions about how Cookies for Kids' Cancer makes grants or allocates funds, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.