Mission: To support investigations into the causes, nature, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of childhood cancers, to foster educational and training opportunities in the appropriate biomedical, social and psychological services, to increase public awareness about childhood cancer, the impact of these diseases on children and their families during and after treatment, to provide support services to children with cancer and their families, either directly or indirectly through publications, other communications or other organizations, to provide support for families in their bereavement following the loss of a child due to cancer, and to engage in such other and further activities as may be necessary and proper to accomplish the foregoing purpose.
Programs: Research and fellowships supporting childhood cancer experts, locally and nationally cure is focused on expanding the platform of research to uncover new treatments that speed healing, are less invasive and less damaging, and that can eradicate the cancer itself. Cure fully funds two pediatric oncology fellows and is building towards endowing a third at emory university school of medicine as it is crucial to have new teams of skilled researchers prepared to carry on the search for the cure. We awarded more than $3. 2 million in research grants to top scientists in the field, funding 23 promising studies. The focus of our awards was on research aimed at solving the most difficult to cure childhood cancers and getting new treatments to the bedside.
education publishes the cure report three times each year and also publishes a monthly electronic newsletter provides a robust education program directed to survivorship and wellness of our families and directed to educating the public about childhood cancer, research and the needs of families.
patient and family support supported children with cancer and their families as well as the frontline caregivers whose compassionate care and skill are instrumental to a child's health and healing through (1) early outreach assist families with a new diagnosis in facing their fear and anxiety by providing practical information, encouragement, and other items useful to families throughout their journey, (2) critical needs care addresses the most critical and urgent needs of childhood cancer patients and their families family emergency funds provide emergency financial assistance, open arms delivers meals to both the egleston and scottish rite campuses of the aflac cancer center at children's healthcare of atlanta, bereavement care provides essential bereavement support to families who have lost a child to cancer, and the partners in caring counseling program that provides professional counseling services to families at minimal to no cost, and (3) caring for the caregiver addresses the emotional strain felt by the frontline caregivers of children with cancer and their families at the two campuses of choa. Patient and family support is a crucial part of our mission. We increased the amount of financial assistance given to families in crisis by 26% over the year prior. That translates into $153,217 in emergency assistance and $20,000 in transportation assistance provided to 379 families in need. We provided $20,000 in transportation assistance to 52 families and also provided $15,265 in gas, grocery and pharmacy cards to families in need. We quadrupled the number of counseling sessions provided to patients, survivors, siblings and parents, providing 182 sessions. We hosted 176 parents at our bereavement retreats. Through cure's open arms meal program, staff and volunteers served lunches and dinners to more than 13,000 hospitalized patients and their families in atlanta and savannah. We delivered 1854 snack bags and 400 toiletry bags.
Amazing impact for innovative childhood cancer research. Creative fundraising, comprehensive approach to offset the horrendous impact on the broader family unit, totally committed leadership and volunteer team. Funds high potential innovative - enables breakthrough progress in an otherwise forgotten world of cancer research - cancers that afflict kids. Whoever wrote the negative post about the use of funds is way off base - go look at the 2011-12 use of funds - 57% direct to research, 31% direct to families, 5% to fundraising and 6.7% to Admin. You won't find a better organization to support.