These facts about childhood cancer are why we work tirelessly to find a cure and to improve the lives of the kids battling cancer today.
- Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.
- Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S.
- One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.
- Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
- Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting chronic conditions from treatment.
- Childhood cancer occurs regularly, randomly and spares no ethnic group; socioeconomic class; or geographic region. In the United States, the incidence of cancer among adolescents and young adults is increasing at a greater rate than any other age group, except those over 65 years.
- Childhood cancer is not just one disease. It is made up of a dozen types and countless subtypes.
Sherrie and Michael Wells started the Hugs for Brady Foundation in 2009, shortly after their 13 month old son, Brady Michael, was diagnosed with Non-Differentiated Acute Leukemia, a very rare form of leukemia. In 2010, Brady passed away at 23 months old, after he had bravely battled the disease for ten months.
The Hugs for Brady Foundation is dedicated to helping children with childhood cancers. Our moral compass has directed us to support children with cancer in any and every way possible. This year, Hugs for Brady passed the million dollar milestone in terms of dollars raised to help kids with cancer. Lets keep the momentum going!
We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation. All donations are 100% tax deductible (Tax ID# 27-3921673). Almost 100% of every dollar donated goes directly into the fund, with virtually no administrative fees!