Hi Jean Robb here, As many of you already know I have two very special kids in my life that have been effected by Childhood Cancer Our little Mia Foutz, who continues to amaze me with her strength and little Rockstar Ronan, who although he lost his battle continues to insprire others to fight. Please join in the effort to STOP Childhood Cancer!
An awareness campaign for children's cancer using the "gold" color as a symbol to end childhood cancer for good. Join the movement!
MissionDon't let childhood cancer sneak up on another child. Gold Sneaker Society is a movement to raise awareness globally for all children fighting for their lives with cancer and to spread the word about the devastating personal and financial impact that childhood cancer can leave behind for children and families.
Gold Sneak Society is about not letting childhood cancer sneak up on another child. It is a movement to raise awareness globally for all children fighting for their lives with cancer and to spread the word about the devastating personal and financial impact that childhood cancer can leave behind for children and families.
13,500 children are diagnosed with cancer every year in the United States
1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer will die.
Everyday, 46 school children will be diagnosed with cancer.
One in 300 boys will develop cancer before the age of 20.
One in 333 girls will develop cancer before the age of 20.
The incidence of invasive pediatric cancers is up to 29% in the past 20 years.
Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among US children ages 1-14.
In 2009, only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget was used for pediatric funding.
Young cancer patients often have a more advanced stage of cancer when first diagnosed.
The average age of death for a child with cancer is 8.
In 20 years the FDA has initially approved only one drug for any childhood cancer. Half of all chemotherapies used for children's cancers are 25 years old.
Physical and neurocognitive disabilities resulting from treatment may prevent childhood cancer survivors from fully participating in school, social acitivities and eventually work.
Cancer kills more children than AIDs, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined.
The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the largest pediatric program of its kind in Arizona, providing complete care for children diagnosed with malignancies and/or life-threatening hematologic diseases.
The Center's many research partnerships, such as Children's Oncology Group (COG), give pediatric cancer patients access to the newest treatments and most successful protocols, which have helped improve cancer survival rates dramatically in recent years. Our participation in these national collaborations ensure we are offering the same treatment here that a child would get at any of the other top-notch children's hospitals in the country.
As the pediatric population in Arizona continues to grow, the demand for these services rise along with it. In response, the CCBD has built a large group of physicians who each specialize in a field of cancer and who practice at several locations throughout the Valley.
How you can help:
1) Register to be a bone marrow donor in September with Promo Code "PCH" at www.BeTheMatch.org
2) Donate blood, visit www.unitedbloodservices.org for details
3) Make a contribution to our cancer center at www.phoenixchildrens.com/donate.