Cure Childhood Cancer

About CURE

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CURE was established in 1975 as a grassroots organization with one crystal-clear mission: to save lives. At the time, the survival rate of children with cancer was a bleak ten percent. Our founders were determined to change that. With a very real sense of urgency, we focused on improving the care and quality of life – of children with cancer.

Since then, CURE has helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate to 80%. While that may sound impressive, it’s not good enough. Nothing less than 100% will ever be good enough. That’s why CURE is passionately focused on supporting research. It’s through research that we’ll find the cure for childhood cancer – and reach that 100% survival rate goal we’re so committed to.

What exactly does CURE fund?

  • Research into the development of “targeted therapies” – these treatments focus only on the cancer cells, keeping surrounding healthy cells safe and unharmed. The goal of targeted therapy is to spare patients the devastating and often life-threatening “late effects” cause by current conventional therapies
  • Basic, translational and clinical research
  • Training of future pediatric oncologists and researchers through the fellowship program at Emory University School of Medicine
  • Innovative programs that address the critical and urgent needs of patients and their families, such as outreach at the time of diagnosis, emergency financial assistance, transportation assistance, professional counseling and survivorship and bereavement support

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    YOUR DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

    When you make a donation to CURE Childhood Cancer, you are directly supporting CURE's annual $2.5 million commitment to fund life-saving pediatric research as well as helping us meet the critical and urgent needs of patients and families in the midst of their battle.

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    10th ANNUAL "A TRIBUTE TO OUR QUIET HEROES"

    Tickets are on sale now for the 10th Annual luncheon celebrating the mothers of children diagnosed with cancer. Join us Saturday, September 27th at the InterContinental Buckhead. Click here to purchase luncheon tickets, click here to purchase raffle tickets, or click here to bid in the online auction.