Childhood cancers are the #1 disease killer of children - more than asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and pediatric AIDS combined.
Childhood cancer is not single disease, but rather many different types that fall into 12 major categories. Common adult cancers are extremely rare in children, yet many cancers are almost exclusively found in children.
Childhood cancers are cancers that primarily affect children, teens and young adults. When cancer strikes children and young adults, it affects them differently than it would an adult.
Attempts to detect childhood cancers at an earlier stage, when the disease would react more favorably to treatment, have largely failed. Young patients often have a more advanced stage of cancer when first diagnosed.
Create a Legacy of Hope
One of the most significant ways you can contribute to children and their families facing cancer is to become a member of the new Legacy of Hope monthly giving program.
How does a monthly gift work? As a Legacy of Hope monthly giver, you provide vital and secure financial support to programs that help children with cancer and their families.It’s simple: each month a contribution of the amount of your choice is charged to your credit card by Hope & Heroes. You can increase, decrease or suspend your gift at any time. You can designate your support to a certain program or area of research. Donations can be charged directly to a credit card recurring every month or every three months.
Why is it important? Monthly giving provides a secure, fixed stream of donations that our oncology practice can depend on.
Our Gift To You: Join the Legacy Of Hope for at least $10.00/month for a year, and we will send you an autographed copy of Siddhartha Mukherjee's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor Of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. "Powerful and ambitious...One of the most extraordinary stories in medicine." - The New York Times Book Review
Please consider becoming a member of the Legacy of Hope! Visit the donation page to select one of the following levels.
Support cutting edge research into eradicating a tumor's blood supply, identifying genetic markers, etc.
Support clinical research to find better treatments for children with cancer.
Support programs that assist children with cancer in returning to school and preparing for college.
Fund parent support groups for children with brain tumors.
Support free therapeutic massages to our patients and their families.
Support our prestigious clinical care for children with cancer.