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CKc Impact


Funded Research

29 Grants

Over $3.02 million awarded in Research Grants

664 Options

Funded trials will offer hope to children whose only other option was hospice.

25 states

Trials are accessible in 25 states plus Washington, DC, Scotland, Switzerland and Canada.

93% are First

93% of CKc-funded clinical trials funded are innovative, first-of-their-kind in the U.S.

Educating For Change

JOIN THE IMPACT on CKc’s Educate for Change Team! YOU can educate others on childhood cancer!

Here are the critical facts you can share.

  • • Every year, worldwide, 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer; double what was previously recognized. This equates to one child every minute.

  • Five children die from cancer each day in the U.S.

  • • Childhood cancer is the #1 disease-killer of children in the United States. Brain cancers such as DIPG have ZERO long-term survivors.

  • • Standard protocol for treating children with cancer is to give them diluted adult chemotherapies. Only FOUR drugs have been developed specifically for treating kids’ cancer in the last 40 years.

  • • Adult treatments take their toll on children’s bodies. Of the children that survive cancer, 95% will suffer serious long-term health issues due to their treatment. Side effects include: Hearing loss, infertility, organ failure, digestive issues, learning disabilities and secondary cancers.

    Survival rates for kids with cancer are measured using adult benchmarks. Therefore, a child as young as six or seven years old that dies due to the side effects of their treatment, could be considered a “cancer survivor.”

We can’t do this without you!

Donate Now!

Donations go directly towards funding pediatric cancer research projects to make better treatments for kids battling cancer so they may not endure the horrific pain or develop secondary cancers associated with their treatment.