The virtual fundraising event will raise money to fund the best treatments for kids with cancer.
Roseburg, Ore., September 6th, 2022 – FCR, the premier provider of customer experience and business process solutions, announced today that it would recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September with a month-long fundraising event to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. All funds will support funding the best scientific research for treating and curing pediatric cancers.
September is designated as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to bring attention to a disease that impacts millions of children worldwide. More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease – in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined. An estimated 46 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States every day, and a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes worldwide. One in five children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. will not survive. For kids who do survive, more than 99% have had a chronic health problem by the age of 50, and 96% have experienced severe or life-threatening conditions.
Most funding for scientific research into childhood cancer treatments is provided by the federal government. Due to greater advocacy and awareness, the National Cancer Institute has more than doubled its investment in childhood cancer research in recent years. However, only 4% of the total budget for the National Cancer Institute is allocated to pediatric cancers. More funding is needed to develop new, safer therapies for kids with cancer. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation helps fill that gap by directly funding the best pediatric cancer research across virtually every research institution. Since 2005, St. Baldricks volunteers have raised more than $322 million to fund research grants focusing solely on treating pediatric cancers.
“FCR is honored to work with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to Conquer Kid’s Cancer,” said Joe Goedereis, Social Media & Marketing Manager for FCR. He continued, “Cancer touches the lives of virtually everyone at some point. I am a cancer survivor myself, so I know what it is like to go through that experience, but what children and their families go through is just unimaginable in comparison. St. Baldrick’s is an organization well known in the childhood cancer community. They have funded some of the most innovative research to help find better treatments for pediatric cancer patients. We are excited to help raise funds, knowing they will be used to help kids fight cancer.”
Interested participants can support FCR’s fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s by raising money for life-saving research. Visit Stbaldricks.org/events/gofcr to learn more or to donate.
About St. Baldrick’s
Every 2 minutes, a child somewhere in the world is diagnosed with cancer. In the U.S., 1 in 5 will not survive. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest non-government funder of childhood cancer research grants, is on a mission to give kids a lifetime by supporting the most promising research to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. When you give to St. Baldrick’s, you don’t just give to one institution – you support virtually every institution with the expertise to treat kids with cancer across the U.S. St. Baldrick’s ensures that children fighting cancer now – and those diagnosed in the future – will have access to the most cutting-edge treatment, by supporting every stage of research, from innovative ideas in the lab to the development of new therapies to life-saving clinical trials. Join us at StBaldricks.org and help #GiveKidsALifetime.