Since 1980, less than 10 drug therapies have been developed and approved by the FDA.
When a family first learns that their child has cancer, their lives are forever changed. The Golden Lights Foundation is striving to move the needle on research in an effort to find treatments which are less toxic and less harmful to our children. The ultimate goal is to find a cure so doctors have a blueprint to quickly treat each patient. Additionally, the The Golden Lights Foundation strives to have resources for the patient, parents and caregivers, siblings, friends and teachers readily available. A diagnosis impacts the individual as well as everyone in their community.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children
The average cost of a stay in the hospital for a child with cancer is $40,000
Less than 4 percent of federal cancer research dollars go to children’s cancer.
1 in every 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer
Approximately 43 children are diagnosed with cancer per day
Since 1980, less than 10 drugs have been developed specifically for children with cancer
The 5-year survival rate for children living with high-risk Neuroblastoma is approximately 40-50%
Neuroblastoma accounts for approximately 6% of all pediatric cancers and the 3rd most common form of cancer in children
Because kids should not need to worry about cancer.