Application for Assistance
"Giving hope and support to Minnesota families affected by pediatric cancer"
Having a child with cancer can be one of the most painful times in a family’s life, affecting not only
the parents but everyone close to them.

One in 285 children are diagnosed with cancer by the time they turn 20. And with only 5% of the
federal governments total funding dedicated to cancer research each year, these numbers will
continue to grow.

Every 4 hours a child dies from cancer.

Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children under the age of 15. Killing more kids than all other childhood diseases combined.

The average age of diagnosis for a child with cancer is 6. The average age of death for a child with
cancer is 8.

In the last 30 years, only 3 new treatments have been developed for childhood cancer.

71. This is the average number of life years lost when a child dies from cancer.

Families fighting cancer are TWICE as likely to go bankrupt. On average, pediatric
hospitalizations for cancer cost almost 5 times as much as hospitalizations for other pediatric
conditions.

33% of families spend more than 40 hours a week caring for their child with cancer. 38% had
one adult who stopped working.