Help Families with Children Suffering with Cancer
COVID-19 has hit everyone hard, and the loss of precious lives is absolutely devastating. While families all over struggle to make ends meet, families of children suffering from cancer are doubly burdened. One, they face the economic and health effects of COVID-19, and two, they suffer the extra burden and fear of caring for children already immunocompromised due to their illness and treatment. Those kids are especially susceptible to getting the virus that could easily kill them. In “normal” times, one or both parents of children with cancer have to leave their jobs to attend to the daily needs of their children who are isolated at home or in the hospital. Now, with COVID-19, many parents have either lost their jobs altogether or, if their job still exists, they cannot risk working for fear of contracting the disease and bringing it home to their children. These families are truly in dire straits.
We at I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation have raised funds for 14 years to find childhood cancer treatments that are gentler and less toxic for the kids. Now, during these difficult times, we feel the need to help families more directly with their immediate and substantial financial needs. We hear heart wrenching stories from social workers and child life specialists at hospitals about the day-to-day struggles that families are enduring. Those stories spurred us to action and to help. They desperately need our support NOW!
Therefore, we have started the I Care I Cure. . . I Give To Families fund, and teamed up with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital (and hopefully other local hospitals as well) to distribute much needed gift cards (Target, Publix, Gas, etc.) to families whose children are currently being treated (inpatient and outpatient) for cancer. Though we know these are difficult times everyone financially, we ask you to donate any amount of money you can manage to help these suffering families put food on their tables, and help ease their daily burden of caring for and worrying about their sick children.
We know how hard it is on families in normal economic times...it is hard to image how difficult their task is now. We hope you will join us in making a difference for these children and their families.
Thank you - I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation
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