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Published on Jul 24, 2012
http://bit.ly/SBFGrants_Y Through the vigorous efforts of volunteers and supporters, this summer the St. Baldrick's Foundation was able to fund a record-breaking total of $23 million in grants towards lifesaving childhood cancer research.
"Every single child in the world who gets treated and survives is a beneficiary of the research that's funded by groups like St. Baldrick's... Fifty years ago, childhood cancer cure rates were 20% at best. Today, overall rates have increased to as much as 90% for some cancers, and that did not happen without research. And, research can't happen without you." - Robert J. Arceci, M.D., Ph.D.
With 175,000 children diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year, childhood cancer research is critical. As the largest private funder of pediatric cancer research grants, St. Baldrick's is not only committed to supporting research that will find cures but studies that focus on developing less toxic treatments and ensuring a healthier life for survivors. With this new funding, the Foundation has granted more than $101 million since becoming an independent charity in 2005.