SAVE THE DATE - For Our Annual Evening of Hope on Saturday, October 12th 2019 At The NEW Marriott Irvine Spectrum.
CHILDHOOD CANCER STATISTICS
One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19.
On the average, 12,500 children and adolescents in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer each year.
Nearly 3,000 children and teenagers will die each year from cancer.
80% of children have metastasis disease at the time of diagnosis as compared to only 20% of adults.
One quarter of children diagnosed with cancer will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
Three out of every five children diagnosed with cancer suffer from long-term or late onset side effects. Most childhood cancer survivors can expect to have life-threatening or a serious chronic disease by the age of 45.
Cancer in childhood occurs regularly, randomly, and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region.
The cause of most childhood cancers is unknown and cannot be prevented.
Less than 3% of all cancer funding is directed at the twelve major types of childhood cancers.
Childhood cancer is 20 times more prevalent than pediatric AIDS, yet pediatric AIDS receives four times the funding that childhood cancer receives.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, which nationally goes largely unrecognized.
The gold ribbon is the universal awareness symbol of childhood cancer.
About the Foundation
Soccer For Hope is a non-profit organization founded by Oliver and Jamie Wyss in 1998. Oliver is a former professional soccer player and survivor of a non-cancerous illness, Aplastic Anemia, thanks to a bone marrow transplant. The organization has been driven by their goal to raise desperately needed funds and awareness for children with life threatening diseases.
Years later their own young children, Hudson and Abella, were BOTH diagnosed with very rare cancerous brain tumors. After battling multiple recurrences and secondary cancers both children lost their lives; Hudson at age 3 and Abella at age 11. These precious children have faced an unimaginable journey and all along have taught us the definition of true courage and bravery by accepting their challenges. [Read more]
Food4Less along with Nestle Waters and Bimbo raised $50,000 for Soccer For Hope.All proceeds from the promotion will benefit pediatric cancer research at the Children's Hospital of LA. This program has been in existence since 2007 and raised over $250,000 total for our efforts.