childhood cancer

My Life Now: A Wish Kid Reflects

10 years ago, Make-A-Wish® granted Bryce's wish to have a bass-fishing boat
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More than ten years ago, Make-A-Wish® granted Bryce’s wish to have a bass-fishing boat. Now, Bryce is a 23-year-old graduate and still fondly recalls what his wish meant to him.

At 13, Bryce was in the hospital for chemotherapy treatments and missing the freedom of being outdoors and going fishing. He decided to purposefully schedule his wish day for the day after he finished chemotherapy. This way, he had something to look forward to while he was in the hospital.

Last Chance! Looking for Partners to Collectively Raise Awareness About Childhood Cancer

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Looking for Partners to Collectively Raise Awareness About Childhood Cancer

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Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. Every day, 42 children are diagnosed with cancer and the average age of diagnosis is 6. Yet, in the last 20 years, only 2 cancer medications have been specifically developed to help these children.

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National Childhood Cancer Organization Announces Annual Funding

Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research Distributes $1 Million to Support Pediatric Cancer Research Projects Nationwide
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ATLANTA, April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research (Rally), a national non-profit organization, has announced its annual funding allocation for 2013. For the first time in the organization's seven year history, Rally will be giving away more than $1 million to 23 hospitals across the country.

Northwestern Mutual Launches Digital Holiday Campaign to Fight Childhood Cancer

Share Unstoppable Happiness! inspired by child's original artwork, brave spirit and holiday message of hope
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MILWAUKEE, Dec. 3, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- A child's inspirational artwork for a holiday card will drive awareness, donations and hope in the fight against childhood cancer as the centerpiece of a new digital holiday campaign launching today by Northwestern Mutual. The campaign, Share Unstoppable Happiness!, aims to raise up to $25,000 by Dec. 30 for Northwestern Mutual's Childhood Cancer Program nonprofit partners, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and Starlight Children's Foundation.

Northwestern Mutual Announces Childhood Cancer Initiatives to Ease Financial and Emotional Burden for Children and Their Families

Series of dedications and donations to roll out at children's hospitals in several U.S. cities
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MILWAUKEE, Nov. 13, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Northwestern Mutual, through its foundation, is donating 10 Starlight Children's Foundation Fun Centers to seven children's hospitals in several U.S. cities, and funding two programs – Starlight Great Escapes  and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) Family Travel Funds – as part of its Childhood Cancer Program, a multi-year commitment to support families fighting childhood cancer. 

Cenovus teams up with Alberta Children's Hospital to fight childhood cancer

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Cenovus Energy Inc. is proud to announce that the company has committed $1.3 million to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to help experts at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer. Cenovus’s gift is specifically directed to support the pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program.

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Cenovus Energy Inc. is proud to announce that the company has committed $1.3 million to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation to help experts at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer. Cenovus’s gift is specifically directed to support the pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program.

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