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Our 2019 Goals
The American Cancer Society is deeply committed to finding new answers that will help every child and family affected by cancer. This year we special opportunity to raise our paddles to support research for childhood cancer at our Coaches vs Cancer Kansas City Season Tipoff.
Help us reach our goal this year to raise $500,000
in support of our mission!
New Cases Each Year
An estimated 10,590 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in children from birth to age 14. In that same age group, 1,180 deaths from childhood cancer are expected to occur this year alone.
Mortality rates for cancer in children from birth to age 14 have decreased by more that 66% over the past 40 years. Help us increase the numbers of survival even further.
In addition to leading and funding childhood cancer research, the American Cancer Society supports the families of children who have cancer with education, support services and advocacy.
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