This is what it’s all about. It’s the reason we shave our heads, host events, give money, and rally anyone who will listen. We do it to fund childhood cancer research.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Researchers are now out in the world, fighting childhood cancer, because of you.
That’s a pretty bold statement, and one we stand by. Here’s why: the breadth and depth of the research we fund is unparalleled.
We fund virtually every institution that treats kids with cancer.
As the largest funder of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) through our multi-million dollar grant to this collaborative group of over 200 institutions, our research funding spans the globe.
We fund research for all types of childhood cancers.
Some charities focus on research for select types of childhood cancers, but ours isn’t that limiting. From rare to common, infants to young adults, even issues about survivorship and supportive care—our research impact is vast.
We’re looking at the present and the future.
Great things can happen when you give money to seasoned “rock star” researchers, but we also believe in developing younger childhood cancer researchers to carry on the charge when they retire. Our grants make this possible.
We believe in collaboration.
Our unique Consortium Research Grants are given to a group of researchers at multiple institutions who are working together. In addition to the COG grant, these consortium researchers are leading the way for information sharing and multi-country collaboration.
Our grant applications are reviewed by a group of more than 180 pediatric oncology experts from around the world in a rigorous process modeled after the National Institutes of Health. Applications with high scores are funded, low scores are not. We take every dollar and every grant decision seriously, because kids’ lives are at stake.
Meet our Scientific Advisory Committee.
It is, but it takes time. Life-changing, world-rocking breakthroughs in cancer research are rare, but every single grant we fund gets us one step closer to cures. See for yourself:
Survival rates for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer, have drastically improved to nearly 90%. Most of that progress came a little at a time—but because of research, it did come. We carry on so that one day we can see this same improvement for all types of childhood cancers.