Dear I Care I Cure Friends,
Your health and the health of all families dealing with childhood cancer are important to us. With the recent news and concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are sharing the latest guidance, assistance and resources.
CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance and is updating this information as new developments occur.
Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:
As with any quickly evolving situation, please use trusted sources of information such as the CDC, World Health Organization or national news organizations to learn the latest information.
I Care I Cure is here to help: We know this is a difficult and stressful time, but you are not alone. If you or someone you know, has a child suffering from cancer, and are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, please let us know. We are committed to helping childhood cancer families, now more than ever, especially since our young cancer patients already have little to no resistance to many contagious diseases, putting them at even greater risk for coronavirus infection than healthy kids. We are here to help. Our contact information is listed below .
As part of our standard preparedness protocol, we have been closely monitoring and assessing the impact of COVID-19 and urging our team members to follow recommendations from the CDC and the World Health Organization to better protect themselves and others from this virus. Rest assured that we have taken all necessary precautions to ensure that our facilities are safe, and our people are healthy. We’ll continue to monitor developments as this outbreak evolves. We will continue to follow federal, state, and local guidelines and adhere to all precautions, especially as they rapidly change.
We will weather this storm, and you have our personal commitment that we’re ready for whatever COVID-19 brings our way. All of us at I Care I Cure will continue to work hard every single day to fight for gentler cures for childhood cancer. In the meantime, from our family to yours, we hope you are staying safe and healthy.
Beth and Brad Besner, Co-Founders
Steven Greenbaum and Wes Holton, Co-presidents
Too many children have died at the hands of the cancer treatment that was meant to save them. We believe that kids with cancer deserve treatment designed for kids. Advocate for a child today and support us in finding a cure that heals, not hurts.
subtypes of childhood cancer
of cancer funding goes to childhood cancer
families in the US will be told their child has cancer today, and everyday
of survivors face complications from their treatment
Founded in Honor of Ian Besner
Our organization was founded in honor of a curious, guitar-playing, baseball-loving young boy whose life was taken far too soon. Ian was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was only 10 years old. The aggressive regimen of chemotherapy and radiation that he underwent destroyed his immune system. Left defenseless to common illnesses, Ian died just six months after his diagnosis. While he was sick, he often asked why the cure had to hurt so much. This foundation was created to prevent another child from ever having to ask that question again.
The average child who is stolen by cancer will miss 71 birthday celebrations and, for the survivors, almost all will face lifelong side-effects from their treatment. Learn more and raise awareness with us.
HOW YOUR DONATION GOES TO WORK
When you donate, we translate your dollar directly into research performed by world-class scientists dedicated to finding targeted cures to childhood cancer. Every dollar counts. Click below to see some of the cutting-edge research your donations have made possible this year.
I Care I Cure is a 501(c)(3), tax-deductible organization