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. Let’s join together to make a difference for the kids who need it most.
By The Numbers
~16,000children under 19 are diagnosed with cancer each year
1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer do not reach the 5-year survival milestone
Only 4% of federal cancer research dollars are dedicated to pediatric cancer
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.
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.
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.
Your voice can change the future for kids. Increased awareness of childhood cancer will help drive funding for research, treatment and care. Spread the word on social media and let your friends and family know it’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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.