We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Sir Winston Churchill
Please sign a petition sponsored by People Against Childhood Cancer (a truly wonderful site). By signing you are supporting the goal to raise awareness and funding for childhood cancer. Please sign and pass it on. This may take a minute or two, but please, please sign the petition.
CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation is dedicated to raising private funds for childhood cancer research for the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest cooperative cancer research organization committed to conquering childhood cancer through scientific discovery and compassionate care. CureSearch Children's Oncology Group is a network of more than 5,000 physicians, nurses, and scientists whose collaboration, research and care have turned childhood cancer from a virtually incurable disease to one with an overall 78% cure rate. THESE are also the men and women behind the scenes lobbying Congress for passage of the Conquer Childhood Cancer Awareness Act.
Alex's Lemonade Stand
In 2000, 4-year-old cancer patient Alexandra "Alex" Scott announced a seemingly simple idea -she was holding a lemonade stand to raise money to help "her doctors" find a cure for kids with cancer. The idea was put into action by Alex and her older brother, Patrick, when they set up the first "Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer" on their front lawn in July of 2000. The simple concept of "fighting childhood cancer, one cup at a time" has allowed people who would not usually participate in fundraising, especially children, to organize and raise money for childhood cancer. Adults and children have been inspired by Alex's giving spirit - since 2004 there have been over 8000 Alex's Lemonade Stands held across the country.
PAC2, People Against Chldhood Cancer, is a wonderful Internet-based group dedicated to raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer. Parents and childhood cancer survivors, as well as others who are called to fight for kids, post blogs, fundraisers, news, participate in forums, and encourage others through their compassion and experiences. PAC2 is also very involved in bringing the enourmous human cost of pedicatric cancer to the attention of our country's lawmakers to get more funding.
A place to play. A place to feel safe. A place to giggle. A place to escape. A place to share. Mere words can't describe Camp Sunshine, because it's more than a place. It's more than a camp. It's more than a house. It's a program that offers an infusion of love, support, fun, acceptance and hope for children with cancer, and it's in full swing all year long. Camp Sunshine is a celebration of life that helps renew the spirit of young children with cancer and their families. The children and families who attend Camp Sunshine programs realize they are not alone in their struggle with cancer.
Get in line all you Irishmen! FREE HAIRCUTS! What more needs to be said! St. Baldrick's began as a casual conversation between friends and has exploded into the world's biggest volunteer-driven fundraising program for childhood cancer! In eight years, events have taken place in 18 countries and 48 US states, raising over $49.5 million, and shaving more than 71,000 heads.
CURE Childhood Cancer
CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer. The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer. Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, providing them comfort and support during their time of devastating need.
Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research
Rally Foundation, raises awareness and funds specifically for childhood cancer research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancers. Rally supports all phases of childhood cancer research from science at the bench to Phase I, II, and III clinical trials. 4 Quarters 4 Research is a program in which schools and businesses can collect change for childhood cancer research. Rally Across America is a charity bicycle ride that stops in cities across the country to ride in honor of a local child fighting cancer, visit the kids at the children's hospital, and hold fundraiser events. Rally Athletes are Champions for Childhood Cancer Research who are pro-actively helping raise money by participating in an athletic event such as a marathon or triathlon.
Coaches and Teachers Curing Childhood Cancer
Coaches don’t do it for the end-of-season gifts. And how many teachers need another Christmas ornament?? Instead of buying your coach or teacher a gift, donate the money to Curing Kids' Cancer. The money goes to childhood cancer research and in return, the coach or teacher receives a certificate and the great feeling of helping kids kick cancer. Money is granted to pediatric cancer research.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. We've built America's second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops. All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay.
Our mission is to provide information and awareness for children and adolescents with cancer and their families, to advocate for their needs, and to support research so every child survives and leads a long and healthy life.
While treatment for childhood cancer has improved drastically over the past 38 years of our organization’s existence from less than 20 percent survival to an approximate 75 percent overall five year cure rate, sadly childhood cancer remains the number one disease killer of our nation’s children.
Brighter Tomorrows is a non-profit organization, serving as an outreach to families touched by childhood cancer. The four words “your child has cancer” can cause a multitude of feelings. You may feel frightened, overwhelmed, frustrated, isolated, helpless, or even hopeless. Great stress can accompany a diagnosis and the treatment of childhood cancer can seem daunting.
Brighter Tomorrows understands every one of these challenges, as each of its founders has dealt with a childhood cancer diagnosis, but one of the greatest gifts Brighter Tomorrows has to offer is HOPE.
We invite you to glance through our website to learn more about us, join us at our monthly get-togethers, read through personal testimonials, check out our ongoing calendar of family events, and benefit from valuable resource links.
Remember, you don’t have to face a childhood cancer diagnosis alone.