CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds and supportstargeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurableresults, and is the authoritative source of information and resourcesfor all those affected by children's cancer.
CureSearch for Children's Cancer is a national non-profit foundation that accelerates the cure for children's cancer by driving innovation, eliminating research barriers and solving the field's most challenging problems. We fight every day to make treatment possible and a cure probable for the 42 children diagnosed with cancer daily. We do this in three ways:
Ultimately, CureSearch is working to change the odds for those children most at risk.
To fund and support targeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurable results, and be the authoritative source of information and resources for all those affected by children's cancer.
CureSearch supports childhood cancer research at all stages along the research pipeline, from fellowships for Young Investigators, to game-changing support for research on the verge of becoming a new treatment, to clinical trials for children being treated today.
For more than a decade, CureSearch has funded clinical trial research, to ensure treatment for over 50,000 children with cancer. CureSearch provides grants to qualifying hospitals and research centers as part of its Clinical Trials Advancement Awards. These clinical trials are a part of the collaborative research that has dramatically advanced the cure rate of children's cancer. In 2014, our Clinical Trial Advancement Awards will grant up to $1.5 million to these trials.
CureSearch continues to provide education and resources so that no child faces a diagnosis and treatment without a fully equipped team behind them. Our resources include:
Each year, approximately 15,700 parents will hear the words "your child has cancer." Across all ages, ethnic groups and socio-economics, this disease remains the number one cause of death by disease in children. Despite major advances – from an overall survival rate of 10 percent just fifty years ago to nearly 90 percent today, for many rare cancers, the survival rate is much lower. Furthermore, the number of diagnosed cases annually has not declined in nearly 20 years.
CureSearch raises funds through philanthropic donations from individuals, special events, corporations, private foundations, sponsorships, and cause marketing. This year, we are increasing our focus on major gifts and venture philanthropy to secure large donations while continuing to host events across the nation. In 2013, 60 CureSearch Walks and 11 Ultimate Hike events will take place in communities large and small. In addition, people and organizations can choose to hold 3rd party fundraising events which benefit CureSearch.
Please contact us at 800-458-6223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to partner with CureSearch for Children's Cancer.
Shelby HammondCommunications Manager Email Shelby(240) 235-2205