How Your Fundraising Helps

Great Cycle Challenge USA has one goal...to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because cancer is the leading killer of children from disease in the United States - 38 children die of cancer every week.

All funds raised go to support the work of Children's Cancer Research Fund to develop treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. And we won't stop until all kids are free from cancer!

Our Research

CCRF works closely with researchers to fund ground-breaking projects quickly and ensure that promising discoveries continue uninterrupted. 

CCRF helps researchers: 

  • Fund innovative research projects that hold great promise but don’t yet qualify for larger grants.
  • Conduct potentially lifesaving clinical trials with new treatments and drugs.
  • Purchase needed research and medical equipment.
  • Continue their education and collaborate with other scientists.

Research focus areas include:

  • Leukemia: the most common type of childhood cancer
  • Brain tumor: the deadliest type of childhood cancer
  • Sarcoma: the difficult-to-treat childhood cancers of the bone or soft tissues
  • Genetic disease: the fatal illnesses that benefit from cancer treatments
  • Epidemiology: finding the causes of childhood cancers
  • Integrative therapy: methods to supplement medical care plans such as music therapy, aromatherapy and guided imagery.
  • Cancer survivorship: the long-term health issues that develop after treatments like hearing loss and infertility.

Your support through Great Cycle Challenge USA will allow us to continue our work to fight kids' cancer and give these kids the brighter futures that they deserve.

OUR IMPACT

Over the past 36 years, Children’s Cancer Research Fund has contributed to research, support programs for children and families and education and awareness outreach to advocates and researchers.

During the most recent fiscal year, 77 percent of all funds raised went directly to these program service areas. Learn more about CCRF's financial performance.

Breakthroughs supported by CCRF have helped increase childhood cancer survival rates to over 80 percent, but we have a long way to go to achieve a 100 percent cure rate. Only about 4 percent of federal funding for cancer research goes to childhood cancer so our goal is to raise $4 million through Great Cycle Challenge USA to help these kids and families.