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In the United States, cancer kills more children than any other disease, more than asthma, AIDS, congenital anomalies, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes combined. Parents need information, support and, most of all, hope.

That’s why the American Cancer Society and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation have joined forces to fund vital research that can ease the cancer burden for families and kids with cancer. Together, we can fund research that will accelerate the development of improved treatments for kids with cancer - research that’s focused on improved survival with fewer toxic effects. 

Cancer doesn’t care. But we do.


All proceeds from the American Cancer Society Portland Hope Gala Paddle Raise will support the American Cancer Society and St. Baldrick's campaign to conquer kids' cancers.  Join us to stop cancer now – before it picks even one more child.

More about childhood cancers:

  • Cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death for children and adolescents ages 1-19, and 1 in 264 children and adolescents will develop cancer before the age of 20.

  • Although progress that boosts survival has been made against some pediatric cancers, there are still several types with low survival rates or no known cure.

  • Many children who survive suffer from chronic and late toxic effects of their treatments.  According to a 2017 study supported by St. Baldrick’s:

    •  Childhood cancer survivors treated several decades ago have twice the burden of chronic disease compared with the general population at age 45 years.

    •  By age 50, survivors of childhood cancer have experienced approximately five severe or life-threatening chronic health conditions on average.


Learn more about how the American Cancer Society fights Childhood Cancer. 


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