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Welcome to the home page for the Families of Children with Cancer, Inc. We are a non-profit support organization open to families of Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula who have or who have had children with cancer, adult survivors of childhood cancer, and individuals who wish to assist such families with their professional and/or personal assistance. No salaries are paid, and all money raised directly benefits area families of children with cancer.
Childhood Cancer is difficult both for the child and the family. We offer a wide range of support and activities for families dealing with this difficult situation.
Gold Ribbon Run 2012
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2012 Gold Ribbon Run! We look forward to seeing you again next year.
To view the 2012 Gold Ribbon Run results, click the Gold Ribbon Run link on the menu bar to the left.
Be sure to check out the link on the left with FOCWC Apparel available for order.
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
WEAR GOLD FOR THE KIDS!
Our Childhood Cancer Awareness billboard located on Ashland Ave. South above 7th St. - just over the crest of the hill past Mason St.
CHILDHOOD CANCER FACTS
Childhood cancer is the #1 cause of disease related death for children
- Each school day, 46 children are diagnosed with cancer
- One in 330 children will develop cancer by age 20
- Each year in the U.S. over 12,600 children are diagnosed with cancer
- Although the 5 year survival rate is steadily increasing, one quarter of children diagnosed with cancer will die 5 years from the time of diagnosis
- Cancer remains the number one disease killer of America's children - more than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Asthma and AIDS combined
- 80% of children have metastatic disease at time of diagnosis as compared to only 20% of adults
- There are currently more than 270,000 childhood cancer survivors in the U.S.
- Late effects of childhood cancer treatment are common in survivors, and approximately one-third are moderate to severe