What are the key statistics for childhood cancer?
Childhood cancers make up less than 1% of all cancers diagnosed each year. About 11,630 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2013. Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades.
Because of major treatment advances in recent decades, more than 80% of children with cancer now survive 5 years or more. Overall, this is a huge increase since the mid-1970s, when the 5-year survival rate was less than 60%. Still, survival rates vary depending on the type of cancer and other factors. Survival rates for different cancer types are listed in the section, “Surviving childhood cancer.”
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children younger than 15 years old (after accidents). About 1,310 children are expected to die from cancer in 2013.
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Jim & Barb Johnston have faced cancer personally. Barb at the age of 34, and so many others in their families, from 3 months to 84 loved ones suffered from this disease.
Jim and Barb want to see every person with cancer in the USA to receive comfort in simple quilts. The Johnston's retired to Pahrump NV In 2000, from Lockport (Buffalo) New York.
People with cancer, especially Children, Comfort & Community need project are funded with special fundraising events.
Hospitals and medical centers have informed us that they CAN NOT accept quilts with the smell of smoke or strong perfume/orders. If you smoke please pre wash quilt before dropping off. This is for the HEALTH of those receiving quilts.
Quilting supplies and donations can be sent to :
As a 501C3 charity all donations are tax deducible as allowed by law. You may mail your donation to:
Quilts 4 Cancer
P O Box 4702
Pahrump, NV 89048
Please enclose the following,
Please use my donation for:
Children quilts, Adult, Veterans, General funds, To Honor:...
Contact Barb Johnston at 775-751-5356 or click here to email Barb for more donation information.
All checks payable to Quilts 4 Cancer can be mailed to the same address.
All donations are used to make bulk purchases. We have a few vendors that give us very low cost pricing in bulk orders. A donation of $ 50.00 off sets the cost of one quilt.