In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer with the goal of reaching at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, while also reducing suffering. This initiative brings together doctors, nurses, other medical professionals, and governments, from around the world toward a shared goal of increasing the capacity of doctors to save lives and reduce suffering for children with cancer. If the goals of the program are achieved, approximately one million additional children with cancer will be saved in the next decade.
Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCCF) is a national nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to educate, support, serve and advocate for families of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and the professionals who care for them.
The Pediatric Cancer Foundation, exists to raise money to fund pediatric cancer research. Their focus is to fund research which will lead to the elimination of pediatric cancer worldwide.
The National Children’s Cancer Society (NCCS) provides emotional, financial and educational support to children with cancer, their families and survivors.
Childhood Cancer International was founded in 1994, as an umbrella organization of childhood cancer grassroots and national parent organizations. Today, CCI is the largest patient support organization for childhood cancer. It is a global, parent-driven non-profit that represents more than 170 parent organizations, childhood cancer survivor associations, childhood cancer support groups, and cancer societies, in over 90 countries, across 5 continents.