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.
On the average, 1 in every 4 elementary school has a child with cancer. The average high school has two students who are a current or former cancer patient.
The cause of most childhood cancers are unknown and at present, cannot be prevented. (Most adult cancers result from lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, occupation, and other exposure to cancer-causing agents).
"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!