Did you know that there are an estimated 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year?
And approximately 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.
Every 3 minutes, somewhere in the world a family hears the devastating words that their child has been diagnosed with cancer. While survival rates for many types of childhood cancer have improved, for too many children, cancer will shorten their lives too soon. Cancer remains the most common cause of death by disease for children in America.
Tomorrow’s Children’s Institute Joseph Sanzari Children's Hospital, Hackensack, NJ
Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, New Haven, CT St. Joseph’s Paterson Hospital, Paterson, NJ
"Just wanted to share with you a cool moment at St. Joe's today. Today I asked this one five year old named Leila, what superpower she would have if she could do anything and she said, "I would make rainbows." When I asked her where, she said, "here" and pointed to the clinic floor. She had so much energy and could barely sit still but after she practiced sa, ta, na, ma for a couple minutes, she said she could feel her breath in her head, her neck and her heart.”
- Suzanne Andora-Barron