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 36 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.
The 2013 Acceleration Initiative will make up 50% of CureSearch's funding and will support three “grand challenges” that currently create barriers to advancing cures for children.
Understand why cancer spreads and how to develop medications to prevent it from doing so.
Support researchers trying to understand how cells are able to become drug-resistant so that new medications preventing this from occurring can be given to children.
Address roadblocks in research to increase the speed at which drugs move from the laboratory to the patient.
Because clinical trials can save children's lives today and help accelerate the delivery of new therapies to children, CureSearch will continue to support local hospitals with Clinical Trial Advancement Awards, providing 20% of revenue to these trials in 2013.
CureSearch continues to provide education and resources so that no child faces a diagnosis and treatment without a fully equipped team behind them. This year, CureSearch will:
CureSearch.org is an online resource for patients, their families and support systems. The website provides up-to-date information about the various types of children's cancer along with research trials, definitions and descriptions of tests, procedures and treatments and information to help families manage the emotional aspects of caring for a child with cancer.
In the last 40 years, the overall survival rate for children's cancer has increased from 10% to 78%. Still, for many types of children's cancer, the survival rate is much less. Consider the following:
At CureSearch, our vision is to guarantee a cure for every child.
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 email@example.com if you would like to partner with CureSearch for Children's Cancer.
Shelby HammondCommunications Manager Email Shelby(240) 235-2205