The Numbers Behind the Cause

Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S.
The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is six years old.
In 80% of kids with cancer, the cancer has already spread to other areas of the body by the time it is diagnosed.
There are over a dozen types of childhood cancer and a hundred of different subtypes.
One in five children with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. For the ones who do, the battle is never over.

Our 2020 featured partner

Willie Strong Foundation

Chance for Life is proud to partner with the Willie Strong Foundation and feature Will Hughes (Willie) as this year's Chance for Life child. Willie fought his cancer with everything he had, harder than anyone could have imagined. For more than two years, he endured countless surgeries, rounds of chemotherapy and radiation and experimental therapies in pursuit of a cure. Although scientific advances had not progressed enough to provide a cure for Willie, he continues to touch many lives, including the doctors, nurses and researchers at Children’s National who cared for him. The missions of our foundations are the same – to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. The Willie Strong Foundation is specifically working to raise funds to find treatments for pediatric glioblastoma and other aggressive pediatric brain tumors through research, clinical trials and other new therapies at Children’s National. For more information on The Willie Strong Foundation and their efforts please visit: This year, a portion of all sponsorships of the Chance for Life will benefit the foundation’s efforts to fund. As of today, Chance for Life has already invested $100,000 towards their $2 MM goal to endow the work of doctors at Children’s National Health System. Join us today.

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