Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children. While researchers at the Center for Childhood Cancer Research (CCCR) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and many other pediatric cancer centers are making great progress in the search for a cure, they need more funding to continue their work.
That's why each September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Center team rallies to increase visibility of pediatric cancer in our communities. This year there were many ways to get involved, both here in the Philadelphia area and in cities across the country. Learn about what we did in 2012, and what you can still do any day of the year.
The Parkway Run has raised nearly $5 million for the Cancer Center at CHOP. In 2012, we had a record-breaking 9,000 runners and walkers, and raised $860,000 for childhood cancer research. We hope to make next year's run a $1 million event. Will you help us? Learn more about the Parkway Run »
Why Childhood Cancer Awareness? Because many don't understand the challenges that pediatric cancer researchers, doctors and patients are facing. Learn why we need to spread awareness in September and all year long, then share your knowledge with the world. Check out our childhood cancer infographic »
Did you participate in the Parkway Run in honor of a child with cancer? Have you or your family been affected by pediatric cancer? Help raise awareness all year long by personalizing one of two press releases with your story. Learn how you can become a childhood cancer advocate »
Even the smallest gift to the Cancer Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia can help get us closer to a cure. Support pediatric cancer research by making a donation, planning an event, or creating a customized fundraising website. Learn about ways to give »
Childhood cancer patients and survivors and their families were reunited at Beyond Cancer 2012. More than 400 people descended on the Abramson Research Building for a day of family fun! Take a look at the Beyond Cancer slideshow!
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