With the NIH budget continuing to shrink, researchers are spending up to 75% of their time applying for funding grants. Pediatric cancer research funding from the government has been reduced by over 30%, (in inflation adjusted dollars), over the past ten years. We need to help research progress, not stagnate or even evaporate due to budget issues!
Organizations like Make Some Noise serve to help bridge the funding gap and keep vital research moving forward, if not accelerating!
Through the generosity of our wonderful supporters, we have been able to fund remarkable research. The list below represents a few of the outstanding researchers we have supported to date. But so far, we have only been able to provide on-going support to only a very few of them. All of these and so many more researchers are conducting work that is vital to finding cures for childhood cancers. Each researcher specializes in specific cancer(s), and the funds we provide to their labs are for specific studies.
Today, 1 in every 285 kids is in the US is diagnosed with cancer... and only 1 in 10 children who are diagnosed grow up to lead happy, healthy lives.
For every 10 kids diagnosed in the US:
2 die in under 5 years from diagnosis,
1 dies in under 10 years from diagnosis, (so if they were 2-years-old when diagnosed, they will die by the age of 12),
6 have long term health and mobility problems from the chemo, radiation, and surgeries, (Learn about the Side Effects from Treatment)
1 lives a full, healthy life.
We need to be able to provide sustainable support to the brilliant researchers who are working to find the cures for our children.
Kids are 100% of the future, they deserve 100% of our efforts to find the cures!