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COOKIES FOR KIDS CANCER
June 1, 2011

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease for children in the US. Approximately 1 in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20. 1 in 4 of those children will not survive. Survivors face a 2/3 chance of long-term health effects (e.g., major organ damage from the cure, secondary cancers, learning disabilities, etc).

As childhood cancer is considered "rare", a significant amount of research funding is raised by private charities. The National Cancer Institute contributes around 3% of its Federal funding for childhood cancer research, and big pharma invests virtually nothing into childhood cancer research as it would not be profitable.

Cookies for Kids Cancer is a wonderful organization that raises funds directly for childhood cancer research. Overhead costs are keep low by using volunteers to operate bake sales. All funds are directed at research into a cure.

As the dad of a 14 year old son who I lost to childhood cancer 3 years ago, I've learned that research is the key to better treatments and a cure. I wholeheartedly support Cookies for Kids Cancer.

AJs Dad

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Knowledge of the funding it provides to childhood cancer research.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the number of cookies sold.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I lost my son to childhood cancer.