Each year, more than 300,000 children are expected to develop cancer worldwide. In developed countries more than 80% of them will survive; whilst in many developing countries survival rates are as low as 10%. We believe that every child with cancer, wherever they live in the world, should have equal access to the best possible treatment and care.Read 3 articles
Action Medical Research is a UK-wide charity funding vital research to help sick and disabled babies and children. Since 1952 we have contributed to some of the most significant medical breakthroughs in recent history beginning with the polio vaccine which has eradicated new cases of the disease in the UK.
Brain tumours have a devastating impact on people’s lives. They can strike anyone, at any age. And they strike fast. But what if we could move faster? What if we could be the generation that stopped them - right in their tracks?
CICRA: better lives for children with crohns and colitis. CICRA was founded in 1978 by a group of parents to raise funds for peer reviewed medical research and support families of children and young people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the two main types of which are Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis. IBD is a lifelong, destructive illness that can appear at any time causing severe inflammation of the digestive tract. There has been a dramatic increase amongst children and young people, including babies.
Today, 12 more children and young people will hear the devastating news that they have cancer. From diagnosis, CLIC Sargent’s specialist care teams will step in, ready to help, support and guide. They will provide information, advice and guidance to help families take control and make decisions about their child’s treatment and their whole family’s future.
Chain of Hope provides complex cardiac surgery to children from war-torn and developing countries with life-threatening heart conditions. 90% of the world’s children with heart disease do not have access to the urgent treatment they require.
Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children's charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer. Our aims are to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer. We fund life-saving research into the causes, prevention and treatment of all childhood cancers.
Heartline supports children with heart disorders and their families, whatever the condition, wherever it is treated. Regrettably, in the UK one baby in every 180 is born with a heart disorder and more acquire them in childhood.
Our kidneys are essential to our health. They're the most amazing organs in the human body performing more vital functions than any other organ to keep our blood clean and chemically balanced. They keep the whole body healthy – from the heart and skin to the bones and digestive system. When they don't work, neither do we.
Cancer is still the leading cause of non-accidental death among children in the UK. We need your help to give more children the chance of a long, healthy life. Children diagnosed with cancer often go through lengthy and distressing treatment. Although around 80% of children diagnosed with cancer now survive, treatments often result in long term side effects that limit life expectancy and lead to poor quality of life.