Message from Pediatric Cancer Foundation
As PCF has moved into its 50th year, we are feeling deeply appreciative for the 50 years of support we have received from donors and volunteers near and far. It is this support that has allowed PCF to be on the front lines in the fight against pediatric cancer and allowed us to play a critical role in moving survivor rates from 58% in 1970 to an 80% cure rate due to major treatment advances and clinical trials.
In celebration of accomplishments made over the last 50 years, we proudly launch our new logo that truly reflects our emphasis on supporting cutting edge research that aims to usher in cures. Over the coming months, you will continue to see this new image reflected in all of our communications that will honor 50 years of commitment while taking a modern approach to our messaging and mission.
Unfortunately, COVID-19 has not spared the pediatric cancer community. Patient surgeries and doctor appointments have been cancelled. Treatments have been halted or altered. Clinical trials have been put on hold. Chemotherapy and radiation facilities are bare staffed and running out of essential protective equipment. Researchers and staff have been redeployed or have been mandated to scale down. Federal funding accessible to hospitals, is primarily being allocated to adult facilities.
PCF will continue to support the researchers and hospitals that need us now more than ever. Cancer remains a formidable enemy – an enemy that unfortunately will remaiin after COVID-19 has long gone. And, because of your generous support PCF will remain on the front lines, where we have always been.
While there will not be a live celebration of our 50th year, we look forward to seeing you at digital events we are planning for the coming months that will connect our community. Until then, please take care and be well.
PCF Board of Directors