Why Do We Need Funding?
Childhood cancer is the #1 disease killer of children, but the federally funded National Cancer Institute spends less than 4% of its budget on research for childhood cancers. That is a HUGE gap, which leaves it up to private philanthropy to make up the rest.
There have been no significant advances in the treatment of osteosarcoma since the early 1980s. Our children receive chemotheraphy that hasn't changed in over a generation. The funding gap is why our children must endure out-dated and harsh treatments that may save them from the cancer, but might well leave them with life-long side-effects from the treatments. Will you help us fund research?