About Pediatric Cancer Foundation
As we begin work on our upcoming Strike Out Pediatric PCF Bowlathon, we continue to work towards the success of our mission in our efforts to cure childhood cancer.
For over 40 years Pediatric Cancer Foundation has been committed to these goals. Over the past years we've worked diligently to recruit new friends so we can support the efforts of our doctors and their programs at the following hospitals:
- New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at NYU Langone Medical Center
- Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York
- Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center
Our administrative costs are a small percent of our budget and over 90% of your dollar goes directly to the pediatric project we are funding at the hospitals that we support.
Originated in Westchester in 1970, Pediatric Cancer Foundation now has chapters located in Manhattan and New Jersey. Various fund raising events in addition to the annual bowlathon are planned throughout the year. They include annual Luncheons, Journals, Dinners, Golf Outings, a spring Bikeathon, summer camp Swimathons, and other sporting events. Our supporters continue to create their own special projects to benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation and we are always welcome to new ideas in that effort.
If you would like further information on Pediatric Cancer Foundation or would be interested in getting involved, please call 914-777-3127.
FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CHILDHOOD CANCER
The Good News
The Bad News
Childhood cancer has been called "a modern medical miracle", because remarkable progress has been made in curing children and young adults with cancer.
Today, despite amazing research and progress, cancer still kills more children than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and AIDS combined.
Many of the techniques in treating adults with cancer were first tested and developed in children.
Every year, over 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer.
Up to 70% of all children with cancer can now be cured.
Each year about 2,300 children and teenagers die from cancer. Cancer is over 15 times greater than AIDS in children.
DUE TO RESEARCH, cancer death rate has dropped more dramatically for children than any other age group. More lives than ever are being saved each year using newly-developed treatments for childhood cancer.
One in every 330 Americans develops cancer before age 20.
For more information on Pediatric Cancer Foundation, visit pcfweb.org