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Finding cures and better treatment options for kids WITH cancer takes research

43

children
diagnosed
every day

#1

cause of death
by disease
in children

4%

of NCI budget
funds peds cancer
research

Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with some form of pediatric cancer — nearly 16,000 children per year, making it the leading cause of death by disease among children. And yet only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes to children’s cancer research. Research to uncover better treatments and a cure for childhood cancer relies heavily on private donations.

We need you.

Donations to Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation support the research of leading pediatric oncologists across the country, regardless of their location or hospital affiliation, and help bring new treatments to children facing all types of pediatric cancer.

Your impact on kids with cancer

Childhood kidney cancer survivor, Emily

Ten days before her fourth birthday, Emily was diagnosed with advanced-stage kidney cancer. More than 10 years later, Emily is an energetic, bright, and happy childhood cancer survivor.

Childhood leukemia survivor, Jonathan

Jonathan met Jeff in 2005, during his second year of treatment for childhood leukemia. In 2018, they met again with one amazing difference: Jonathan is now cancer-free.

Childhood osteosarcoma survivor, Katlyn

Osteosarcoma survivor Katlyn is thankful for research that saved her leg from amputation. After surgery to replace cancerous bones with metal implants, she’s walking again.

Childhood cancer research funding

Children's Oncology Group, Jeff Gordon pediatric cancer charity

Children’s Oncology Group

The Children’s Oncology Group (COG) is the world’s largest organization of childhood cancer research experts, all working together to find cures for every type of pediatric cancer. More than 90 percent of all children diagnosed with cancer in the United States are cared for at COG member institutions. We partnered with COG on the launch of their Project: EveryChild Initiative to capture the biology and outcome of every child diagnosed with cancer in the United States and COG’s affiliated countries.

Levine Endowment, childhood cancer research funding, Jeff Gordon

Levine Endowment

In 2017, Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation committed to the establishment of a $2 million endowed chair in support of research efforts at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. Endowments give pediatric oncologists flexibility to pursue research that might otherwise go unfunded. This gift will support a new pediatric cancer translational research laboratory and launch clinical trials to enhance treatment and diagnosis of cancer and blood disorders.

Children's National Health System, Brian Rood with children’s cancer patient

Children’s National

Our partnership with Children’s National Health System in Washington, D.C., supports the work of Brian Rood, MD. Dr. Rood is working to develop a molecular snapshot of the most common malignant childhood brain cancer — medulloblastoma. Equipped with a better understanding of this disease, pediatric oncologists may be able to minimize treatment side effects and improve detection of a cancer relapse, giving medulloblastoma survivors a better chance at long-term quality of life.

Riley Children's Hospital, Jeff Gordon, pediatric cancer research fund

Riley Children’s Hospital

We have joined forces with Riley Children’s Hospital and Indiana University Department of Pediatrics in Indianapolis, Ind., on several vital projects including the establishment of a pediatric cancer research fund and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Pediatric Cancer Research Lab; as well as an innovative Physician Scientist Training Program to guide the next generation of oncology-focused pediatric physician scientists.

Jeff Gordon: No more Mr. Nice Guy

“I’m a competitive guy. Anyone who knows me will tell you I can’t stand to lose. I’ve never faced anything on the racetrack as tough as childhood cancer. But I won’t stop until I beat it.” — Jeff Gordon

Jeff founded his childhood cancer foundation in 1999. Ever since, we’ve been racing hard and fast to find cures for all types of pediatric cancer. And we won’t stop until cancer does.