What We Do

Our Mission

Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to eradicating childhood cancer by raising funds for ground-breaking research and early phase clinical trials conducted by world renowned doctors at the hospitals we support. This critical early phase funding is a stepping-stone to later stage, larger institutional grants and is instrumental in providing novel treatments and potential cures.

Initially founded in 1970 as the Maxwell Leeds Pediatric Tumor Foundation, Pediatric Cancer Foundation is an organization that has been built on the devotion of individuals and communities unified by the singular goal of eradicating childhood cancer.  This support and commitment to research innovation has played a critical role in moving survivor rates from 58% in 1970 to over 80% today. 

Pediatric Cancer Foundation prides itself on working with top institutions and fostering collaboration and connectivity amongst the researchers we support.  This network has provided Pediatric Cancer Foundation the ability to connect families needing assistance in navigating an overwhelming landscape.

Why Pediatric Cancer Foundation Exists

For over 50 years, Pediatric Cancer Foundation has remained committed to relationship-based fundraising, careful vision of expenditures, and strategic allocations of funds toward research programs.  This approach garners the support of repeat donors who feel connected to the organization, corporate sponsors who appreciate a return on their investment, and bequest-giving because there is a trust that Pediatric Cancer Foundation will honor gifts as intended.  By working with world renowned doctors and a medical advisory board, Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s dedicated board members ensure that every donation funds a project that has been put through careful review and oversight.  Additionally, Pediatric Cancer Foundation is kept abreast of research progress and developments by way of reports and updates each researcher is required to give throughout the year.