Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance

Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance
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Cancer is a battle too many children and teenagers face every day. It is the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children from birth to age 15. Each year, more than 10,000 new cases of childhood cancer are diagnosed—approximately 46 children and adolescents every day.

The Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance wants to see these statistics change. 

We hope to be the driving force in increasing awareness of childhood cancer and enhancing support for the young people fighting this disease—and the clinicians and researchers who are helping them. 


Video: Oh The Places They'll Go: Kids with Cancer Describe their Happy Places

Oh The Places They'll Go: Kids with Cancer Describe their Happy PlacesView

For young patients battling childhood cancer at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center, the practice of “going to your happy place” is more than just a catchphrase; it’s a coping mechanism that can release endorphins and assist with pain management.

  • Meet Matthew

    Diagnosed with cancer at 13, Matthew Ramirez was determined to overcome the disease—and grow up to help other kids survive and thrive.

  • Meet Teniyah

    After being diagnosed with illnesses ranging from migraines to the flu, she came to Children's where physicians found the real cause: a brain tumor.

  • Meet Trisha

    In her late teens, Trisha Henry Gaffney was diagnosed and treated for a rare form of cancer. As an adult, she turned to the Survivor Program to help her stay in control of her future.  


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