The primary values underlying CAC2 are to put the children and their families first in everything we do and to support organizations active in the fight against childhood cancer.
Did you know that 46 children are diagnosed with cancer each day? Did you know that according to NCI's Funded Research Portfolio less than 4% of federal cancer research funding is dedicated to childhood cancer research? Did you know that there are 12 major types of childhood cancer and over 100 subtypes?
Somebody needs to speak up for the kids! They can't vote and they aren't supported by a well-funded, coordinated lobbying effort - yet. Children are dying and "survivors" face a lifetime of potential chronic, and sometimes fatal, side effects Let's give a voice to the voiceless!
Where do you turn when you hear those dreaded words "Your child has cancer!" CAC2 is here for you - to help guide you to financial resources, educate you about research, put you in touch with other similar families and so much more.
There is a huge gap between the need for funding and the money available for childhood cancer research projects. Research is crucial to discovering better treatments, minimizing side effects, and, most importantly, finding cures!
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