Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

With your help, we can accelerate diagnoses, discover better treatments and cures and support the kids and families who need it most.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month— a time to increase pediatric cancer awareness, support families facing childhood cancer and inspire funding for research, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and support. Every single day, approximately 44 children are diagnosed with cancer. 1 in 5 of those children does not reach the 5-year survival milestone. Despite these statistics, childhood cancer research funding pales in comparison to funding for adult cancers. It is crucial that we fund research for safer, more effective treatments for children. Let’s join together to make a difference for the kids who need it most.

How You Can Help

Improved diagnoses, earlier interventions and superior outcomes. These are the promises that drive the work of Lurie Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. With your support, we can ensure that children not only survive their illness, but are able to thrive in their daily life. Since greater awareness of childhood cancer leads to more funding, more support and more action, your voice is critical in the fight to end childhood cancer.


Start a Fundraiser

Donate your birthday. Host a lemonade stand. Climb a mountain. You can do anything to raise money for the patients and families at Lurie Children’s! By creating a fundraiser, you help amplify our mission to provide healthier futures for kids facing childhood cancer.

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Make a Donation

Only 4% of federal cancer research dollars are dedicated to pediatric cancer. As a nonprofit hospital, we rely on your support to research better treatments and cures for kids. Your gift can also help support families facing a difficult diagnosis and treatment.      

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Attend an Event

From attending a gala to running a marathon, there are so many ways you can help make a difference for kids facing cancer. This Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, commit to signing up for an extraordinary event that will change the life of a patient. 

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Lurie Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders

Lurie Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is pioneering breakthroughs that result in the highest cure rates and improved quality of life for children. Ranked among the top programs in the country, the Center is recognized for its clinical and scientific expertise and the breadth and quality of its services. The Center’s growing prominence has positioned us as a regional, national and global referral site for young people with the most complex and demanding conditions. Learn more about our Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

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