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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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