Statistics

Support The Children

Government/Corporate Role

Support The Family

  • Parents show distress and marital conflict within the year after diagnosis

 

  • Even with insurance coverage, a family will have out-of pocket expenses of about $40,000 per year, not including travel.

 

  • An estimated 80 million people have insufficient health insurance to cover the costs of a catastrophic illness, such as childhood cancer.  It is estimated that as many as 50% of families with children battling cancer will be forced to file bankruptcy!

  • The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) federal budget was $4.6 BILLION. Of that breast cancer received 12%, prostate cancer received 7% and only 3% goes toward Pediatric Cancer research. Thats 3% of ALL kinds of Pediatric Cancers combined! 

 

  • The American Cancer Society spends less than 70 cents for each 100 dollars raised on childhood cancer.

 

  • Pharmaceutical companies fund over 50% of adult cancer research, but virtually nothing for children.

  • 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer

 

  • Every school day 46 children are diagnosedor 15,780 children per year are expected to be diagnosed  with cancer

 

  • Childhood cancer is not one disease – there are 16 major types of pediatric cancers and over 100 subtypes.

 

  • On average, about 17% of children die within 5 years of diagnosis. Among those children that survive to five years from diagnosis, 18% will die within 30 years of diagnosis.

 

  • 80% of children have metastasized cancer at the time of their diagnosis. At diagnosis, only 20% of adults with cancer show evidence that the disease has spread or metastasized

 

  • There are 15 children diagnosed with cancer for every one child diagnosed with pediatric AIDS. Yet, the U.S. invests approximately $595,000 for research per victim of pediatric AIDS and only $20,000 for each victim of childhood cancer