In dollar terms, NCI’s funding for pediatric clinical trials is $26.4 million while funding for AIDS research is $254 million, and breast cancer is $584 million.
In 2006, 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%. And childhood cancer research only gets 2.96% of the money raised by the American Cancer Society.
Every school day 46 young people or two classrooms of students are diagnosed with cancer in this country and more than 40,000 young people are currently in treatment.
"Standing with the Smallest Fighters in the Battle of a Lifetime!"
The Battle for a Cure Foundation is recognized as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. We accept donations of new toys/gifts to fill our Hope Boxes to send to children fighting cancer and their siblings. We also accept monetary donations for our CURE Account to fund the most promising childhood cancer research available.
Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of children fighting cancer and their families! Please join our battle against childhood cancer by getting involved today!