Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.
12% of children diagnosed with cancer do not survive.
Children’s cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.
The average age of children diagnosed is six.
More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
60% of children who survive cancer suffer late-effects, such as infertility, heart failure and secondary cancers.
There are approximately 375,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States. That equates to 1 in 530 adults ages 20-39.
Every 34 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the U.S. and its territories. We believe that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us in everything we do. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
Families depend on us for support and a place to call home as they travel to area hospitals with their seriously ill or injured children. Over the years, more than 50,000 families from all over the world have walked through our doors, and we’ve welcomed them with open arms.
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CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is a U.S.-based non-profit foundation that accelerates the search for cures for children’s cancer by driving innovation, overcoming research barriers and solving the field’s most challenging problems. We fight every day to make treatments and cures possible for the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day.
Located in Salt Lake City, Primary Children's Medical Center provide care for children and teens in Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, and Nevada, as well as specialized care for children from all over the nation.
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