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Childhood Cancer: Information and Stories of our Heroes!

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Having a child with cancer is one of the most painful and difficult situations a family can face. One in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they turn 20.

Despite this, less than 5% of the federal government’s total funding for cancer research is dedicated to childhood cancers each year. This is why your support is so important. The money you give to ALSF funds cutting-edge medical research to find new cures as well as nursing grants and Travel for Care and other family services programs to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families.

Our childhood cancer heroes’ strength and their families’ stories inspire us every day to work toward finding better treatments and cures. In this section, you can read the amazing stories of our heroes, become educated on the facts about childhood cancer, learn how we're helping families with childhood cancer and much more.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter to help us raise the profile of Childhood Cancer.

Are you a childhood cancer family looking for more information? Click below to request a Hero Family Information Packet to be sent out within 3 business days.

Get inspired! Together we can make a difference against childhood cancer.


Get inspired by the stories of our childhood cancer heroes

Childhood cancer affects the whole family, not only the child who receives the diagnosis - Learn about SuperSibs!


Learn about the ALSF Travel For Care Program – helping families get to treatment



Learn about the research projects your donation funds


Request a free Treatment Journal


Attend our Annual Childhood Cancer Symposium


Ambassador Program

Share your story -  join the Hero Ambassador Program


Visit, the Childhood Cancer Database


Learn about childhood cancer with our fact-filled infographic


Have questions about any of our childhood cancer programs or resources? Contact Brenna Carswell at (866) 333-1213 or by email at [email protected].