"Cancer" is a word no parent should ever have to hear. Join forces with Cook Children's oncologists, researchers, patients and families and help create hope for the kids, families and caregivers who are fighting every day to #EraseKidCancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the funds you donate on North Texas Giving Day will support life-saving research, treatments, technology and programs for patients and families at Cook Children's.
Help us keep our Promise during the COVID-19 pandemic and support our patient families battling cancer. Now more than ever, your donation impacts the brave patients and families cared for by Cook Children's.
The first words of our Promise resonate deeply with each and every person in our health care system. We know that when a family brings their child to us for treatment, we have to look beyond what we do today. We must remember that the help we give them now can make a life-long impact.
As a parent, learning that your child has cancer can be one of life's most frightening moments. Your top priority is finding the best care for your child, and ours is delivering it. As a designated Children's Oncology Group cancer center and one of the larger programs in the Southwest, we are held to a higher standard of care and outcomes.
Our nationally recognized oncology program offers leading-edge treatment of blood disorders and cancers. In addition to the collaborative hematology and oncology programs, patients at Cook Children's have access to a wide array of pediatric specialties. From newborns to adolescents and even young adults, we are focused on helping every child have the best possible chance for a happy, healthy life.
Cook Children's Health Care System is a nonprofit organization that is comprised of nine companies, including our medical center. With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access our top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child. For over 100 years, we've worked to improve the health of children from across North Texas and beyond. We combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide the highest quality of care to every child.
Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center staff had nearly 27,000 patient encounters last year through our inpatient and outpatient services. The nationally recognized Cook Children's Hematology and Oncology Center treats children in our region and across the country with a broad spectrum of pediatric diagnoses. We believe that support from our community will help to create more awareness and provide more resources to our kids fighting childhood cancer.
When life gets complicated, you want one thing: the best. Your gift today allows us to provide:
- Groundbreaking treatment options
- Innovative research
- Trail-blazing clinical trials
- Emotional support services for patients and families
National childhood cancer statistics from St. Baldrick's Foundation:
- More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease - in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
- Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer.
- Worldwide, a child is diagnosed every 2 minutes.