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  • Each year, the parents of approximately 15,700 kids will hear the words “your child has cancer.”

  • The number of diagnosed cases annually has continued to increase over the past 20 years.

  • Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19 in the U.S.

  • Childhood cancer is not just one disease but made up of 12 major types with over 100 subtypes.

  • Some types of cancer have a 97% survival rate (Hodgkin's Lymphoma) others have a survival rate of less than 1% (DIPG).

  • Childhood cancer research receives less than 4% of the annual budget from the Cancer Institute.

Source: American Cancer Society

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