FACTS TO KNOW

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The color gold symbolizes how precious children are and the resiliency of childhood cancer heroes.

2

Childhood cancer research is consistently underfunded. Less than 4% of the federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancer.

3

The most common childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

4

Over 800 new kids are diagnosed with cancer everyday.

5

According to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, current treatment options for pediatric cancer leave more than 95% of survivors with significant health-related issues.

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According to the pediatric cancer foundation, cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.

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According to the American Childhood Cancer Foundation, an estimated 1 in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer before they turn 20 years old

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Around 175000 children under the age of 14 are diagnosed per year (worldwide).

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Signing up to be a bone marrow donor can save the life of a patient. Over 70% of patients who need a bone marrow transplant cannot find a match in their family and must turn to the worldwide registry. 

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Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children and adolescents in the United States.