Facts about Childhood Cancer

  • Worldwide, a child is diagnosed with cancer every 2 min
  • In the US, 43 kids are diagnosed every day (15,700 a year)
  • 6 kids will die every day in the US from cancer
  • Average years of life lost to cancer for a child – 71
  • Average age at cancer diagnosis – 6
  • Cancer is the number 1 cause of death by disease among children
  • 1 in 285 kids in the US will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 20
  • 2/3 of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting, chronic conditions from treatment
  • 35,000 kids are currently in treatment for cancer
  • The most common cancers in children are (childhood) leukemia (32%), brain tumors (18%), and lymphomas (11%)

And the worst stat of them all is that even with all of the horrendous facts above, childhood cancer receives only 4% of U.S. federal funding for research.  This is why we raise money to fund research grants…every dollar raised brings HOPE.

WE MUST DO BETTER – #morethan4