Moms Making Miracles

Raising Money and Awareness for Pediatric Cancer Research
Breast Cancer Ribbon

Know the Facts About Pediatric Cancer

  • One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20. Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • Each child in the U.S. diagnosed with cancer receives approximately one-sixth of the federal research support allocated to each patient afflicted with AIDS. Yet in 2004, 48 new cases of pediatric AIDS were diagnosed vs. more than 12,000 pediatric cancer cases.
  • Cancer accounts for the greatest number of disease deaths of children in the United States and kills more children per year than cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined.
  • The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cacner received 12%, prostate cancer received &%, and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers combined received less than 3%. Although the 5 year survival rate is steadily increasing, one quarter of children will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

You can help to make a difference!

  • Right now, CureSearch is rallying Washington to allocate funds towards pediatric cancer research. See here for information on how you can help personally.