Friday, May 23, 2008

Some facts...

I'm not sure if this the info you were looking for Liz? This is off the BOP website.

Each child in the U.S. diagnosed with

cancer receives approximately one-sixth
of the federal research support allocated
to each patient afflicted with AIDS. Yet in
2004, 48 new cases of pediatric AIDS
were diagnosed vs. more than 12,000
pediatric cancer cases.

The National Cancer Institute's (NCI) federal
budget was $4.6 billion. Of that, breast cancer
received 12%, prostate cancer received 7%,
and all 12 major groups of pediatric cancers
combined received less than 3% .

Cancer accounts for the greatest number of disease
deaths of children in the United States and kills more
children per year than cystic fibrosis, muscular
dystrophy, asthma and AIDS combined.

Each school day, 46
children are diagnosed with

Although the 5 year survival
rate is steadily increasing, one
quarter of children will die 5
years from the time of diagnosis.


elizabethnyc said...

That's exactly it, Mickey. Thanks so much, I'm going to include that in my fundraising efforts...

Let's even that playing field and give everyone a fighting chance!

Anonymous said...

Mickey, finally had a chance to check in and see how ya'll are doing. Glad to hear that Cody's numbers are up. We'll be praying for him from here. Hoping that he recovers soon to have the port put in. Oh, and glad to hear that your back into the groove of running. I'd whistle from here but I don't think you'd hear me.

Susan and Jonathan

Anonymous said...

Simply thinking of Cody and the family. Hope you enjoy this Memorial Day.