It Doesn’t Take Much to be a Hero

Robot Boy & The Intrusive Interloper

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Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children, yet its research is the least funded. St. Baldrick’s Foundation focuses solely on funding childhood cancer research. Unlike many other cancer research organizations, St. Baldrick’s dedicates 79.5% of every dollar donated directly to funding research. They spend just 17.7% on fundraising, unlike many other organizations do. Some spend more on solicitation than on actual research. St. Baldrick’s Foundation spends just 2.8% on  management and other general costs.

Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer. The average age at time of diagnosis is 6. St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised over $100,000,000 (one hundred million) in childhood cancer research grants.  $34,081,644 was raised in 2013. All of St. Baldrick’s funds come from donations. 

Treatments currently used for pediatric caner are outdated, having not been changed in over 30 years. Kids are treated with chemotherapy…

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