About Pediatric Cancer Foundation
As we begin our 23rd Walkathon we continue to work toward our mission to cure childhood cancer.
For 45 years Pediatric Cancer Foundation has been committed to these goals. Over the past years we’ve worked diligently to recruit new friends so we can support the efforts of our doctors and their programs at the following hospitals:
- New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center
- Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
- Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
- Comer Children’s Hospital, The University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences
Originated in Westchester in 1970, Pediatric Cancer Foundation now has chapters located in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Various fundraising events in addition to the annual Walkathon are planned throughout the year. They include annual Luncheons, Journals, Evening Events, Bowlathons, Summer camp Sportsathons, Bake Sales and Satellite events. Our supporters continue to create their own special projects to benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation and we are always welcome to new ideas in that effort.
Only a small percentage of the PCF budget goes to administrative costs. We are very proud of the fact that since 1970, nearly 90% of the total amount of money raised has gone directly to the pediatric projects we fund at the hospitals we support.
For further information or to get involved with Pediatric Cancer Foundation, please call 914-777-3127.
FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER
The Good News
Childhood cancer has been called "a modern medical miracle", because remarkable progress has been made in curing children and young adults with cancer.
Many of the techniques in treating adults with cancer were first tested and developed in children.
Up to 70% of all children with cancer can now be cured.
Due to ongoing research, cancer death rates have dropped more dramatically for children than any other age group. More lives than ever are being saved each year using newly-developed treatments for childhood cancer.
The Bad News
Today, despite amazing research and progress, cancer still kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and AIDS combined.
Every year, over 12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer.
Each year about 2,300 children and teenagers die from cancer. Cancer is over 15 times greater than AIDS in children. One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before age 20.
For more information on Pediatric Cancer Foundation, visit pcfweb.org