Coins for Kids with Cancer® program provides a simple and easy way to raise money for childhood cancer. Lots of change adds up quickly and gathering coins is something that everyone can do, whether you are running a campaign yourself, with your school or at work. Coins for Kids with Cancer empowers children to take the initiative in the fight against pediatric cancer.
So why is Coins for Kids with Cancer so important?
Because no one should have to suffer with childhood cancer, that is why Coins for Kids with Cancer exists.
Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States. Childhood cancer research is vastly underfunded. Currently, the National Cancer Institute gives only 3% of its grants to childhood cancer, so childhood cancer research is funded mostly from private and corporate donations.
On average, 35 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer every day in the United States. At present, childhood cancer cannot be prevented and the causes of most childhood cancers are unknown.
Coins for Kids with Cancer is part of the TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation whose main purpose is to raise awareness and fund research towards finding a cure for childhood cancer. In recent years, TCCF has awarded more than $1.6 million towards finding a cure for childhood cancer by funding patient programs and research projects across the country.