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 4% 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 psychosocial grants, 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.
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.
Information, support, and services:
Have questions about any of our childhood cancer programs or resources?
Contact the Family Services team at (866) 333-1213 or by email at [email protected].