FACTS TO KNOW
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The color gold symbolizes how precious children are and the resiliency of childhood cancer heroes.
Childhood cancer research is consistently underfunded. Less than 4% of the federal budget for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancer.
The most common childhood cancer is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
Over 800 new kids are diagnosed with cancer everyday.
According to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, current treatment options for pediatric cancer leave more than 95% of survivors with significant health-related issues.
According to the pediatric cancer foundation, cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children.
According to the American Childhood Cancer Foundation, an estimated 1 in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer before they turn 20 years old
Around 175000 children under the age of 14 are diagnosed per year (worldwide).
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.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children and adolescents in the United States.