Interested in hosting a shoe drive or serving as a drop off location
About This Fundraiser
Current Drop Off Locations
CARLSTADT, NJ - Private Residence@ 520 7th St. (drop off on front porch)
HARRISON, NJ - Farmers Insurance - 208 Harrison Ave.
HAWTHORNE,NJ - Farmers Insurance- 316 Lafayette Ave. 2nd fl.
LODI, NJ - Iron Region CrossFit- 95 Dell Glen Ave
MONROE, NJ - Salon527 1989 Englishtown Road
OAK RIDGE, NJ - 30 Circle Drive - Private residence - Porch Drop Off
SADDLE BROOK. NJ -Helen I Smith School- 30 Cambridge Ave.
TOTOWA, NJ - Midas - 465 Rt 46 West
WALDWICK, NJ -Private Residence@ 112 Wyckoff Avenue
(Bins located under covered porch in driveway located on Monroe St. )
WOOD RIDGE, NJ - Catherine E. Doyle School, 250 Wood Ridge Ave.
Coming Soon‼ Assumption Church, Dates to be Announced
Pediatric Cancer Facts and Why We Fundraise
- Pediatric cancers are the least researched of all cancers
- Most funding is done by pediatric cancer families
- Over 15,000 kids will be diagnosed with cancer in the next 365 days
- Cancer kills more than 2,500 children in our country every year.
- The Nation Cancer Institute allocates about 4% of its annual budget to Pediatric Cancers.
- The average age at diagnosis is 6 years old, while adults’ average age for cancer diagnosis is 66
- The incidence of childhood cancer is on the increase, averaging 0.6% increase per year since mid 1970’s resulting in an overall increase of 24% over the last 40 years
- 1 in 285 children will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014
- 43 children per day or 15,780 children per year are expected to be diagnosed in 2014 with cancer (10,450 ages 0 to 14, and 5,330 ages 15 to 19)
- Childhood cancer is not one disease – there are 16 major types of pediatric cancers and over 100 subtypes.
- The average 5 year survival rate for childhood cancers when considered as a whole is 83%.
- Survival rates can range from almost 0% for cancers such as DIPG, a type of brain cancer, to as high as 90% for the most common type of childhood cancer known as Acute Lymphoma Leukemia (ALL).
- The average survival rate not including children with ALL is 80%.
- In 2010 there were 379,112 childhood cancer survivors in the United States.
- Approximately 1 in 530 young adults between the ages of 20 years and 39 years is a survivor of childhood cancers.
- More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors will have a significant health related issue by the time they are 45 years of age (2); these health related issues are side-effects of either the cancer or more commonly, the result of its treatment. 1/3 rd. will suffer severe and chronic side effects; 1/3rd will suffer moderate to severe health problems; and 1/3rd will suffer slight to moderate side effects. (2)
- Cancer survival rates vary not only depending upon the type of cancer, but also upon individual factors attributable to each child.