13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States
Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among US children ages 1-14.
1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will die.
The average age of death for a child with cancer is 8.
Cancer kills more children than AIDs, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined.
Everyday, 46 school children will be diagnosed with cancer.
One in 300 boys will develop cancer before the age of 20.
One in 333 girls will develop cancer before the age of 20.
The incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up to 29% in the past 20 years.
In 2009, only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget was used for pediatric funding.
Young cancer patients often have a more advanced stage of cancer when first diagnosed.
In 20 years the FDA has initially approved only one drug for any childhood cancer. Half of all chemotherapies used for children’s cancers are 25 years old.
Physical and neuro-cognitive disabilities resulting from treatment may prevent childhood cancer survivors from fully participating in school, social activities and eventually work.
Dani’s Foundation is working to put an end to pediatric cancer!
Dani’s Foundation was formed in memory of those children and young adults who have or are currently battling pediatric sarcoma; those rare forms of cancer that continue to affect and take lives. This Foundation is committed to assisting the pediatric sarcoma community via our website resources and grants from our patient assistance grant fund; educating the public on the symptoms of these diseases with the hope of seeking earlier detection and ultimate survival; and working to raise the funding that will offer better treatment protocols for all pediatric cancer patients and to financially support that science that is working to find the cause and the cure for Ewing’s Sarcoma, Osteosarcoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma and the other forms of pediatric sarcomas that continue to affect children and young adulst.
Your support of Dani’s Foundation will help us in our mission to succeed!
Please join with Missy Franklin, Bonnie Brandon and thousands of others and become a Champion in the race to put an end pediatric cancer!
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