Every Single Day, 47 Precious Lives are Challenged...

Let's give them a fighting chance.

Each day, 47 children, ranging from infancy through age 19, receive a heart-wrenching cancer diagnosis. Yet, the funds for their fight are grossly insufficient. Out of the billions allocated by the FEDERAL government for cancer research, a meager 4% is dedicated to childhood cancer. The disparity is stark, and the consequences are dire. Our children deserve more. Let’s stand up for them. Let’s give them a fighting chance.

About Book for Hope®

Book for Hope® is a registered 501(c)3 organization that provides vital support for families in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois whose children have been diagnosed with cancer. Our mission is multi-fold: raising awareness about childhood cancer, providing financial assistance to families with a child actively undergoing cancer treatment, and contributing to research aimed at eradicating this devastating disease. We understand the hardships these families face, and we’re committed to being there for them in their hour of need.

Why Your Support is Needed

Many Survival Rates for Childhood Cancer Linger Below 50%

2 Out of 3 Childhood Cancer Surivors Will Face Chronic Health Conditions, Including Secondary Cancers

There Are Only Six Treatments Specifically Developed and FDA Approved for Children

Childhood cancer is alarmingly underfunded, receiving only 4% of federal funding for cancer research. This disparity starkly contrasts the fact that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. Although there have been improvements in treating some forms of childhood cancer, many survival rates linger below 50%, with some even less than 1%. It’s a harsh reality that one in six American children diagnosed with cancer will not survive past five years.

Moreover, for the brave children who do survive, two out of three will face chronic health conditions, including secondary cancers, due to their treatments. These treatments are often outdated, designed for adults, or repurposed, with only six treatments specifically developed and FDA approved for children in the past thirty years. The delay in starting pediatric clinical trials after adult trials averages a staggering 6.5 years.

Our children deserve better, and your support can make that happen. You have the power to change this narrative. Your contribution aids us in raising awareness, increasing funding for childhood cancer research, and directly assisting families shouldering the burdensome expenses linked to treatment. In essence, your support extends a lifeline to these families in their most challenging times, giving them hope for a better future.

Caleb

Caleb

This is Caleb. He looks like any other 4-year-old. He loves trucks, animals, and doing anything outside. He’s the youngest of 5, with the second youngest being 16! His middle name is Able, from the verse Ephesians 3:20. “Now to Him who is ABLE to do exceedingly...

Our Warriors

This page is a heartfelt tribute to the brave children who are actively fighting against cancer. Their resilience inspires us every day, and we want to share their stories with you. Come, get to know our warriors.

Get Involved

There’s always room in the Book for Hope® family for more compassionate hearts. Whether you wish to volunteer your time, organize an event, or advocate for childhood cancer awareness, this page provides all the information you need to become a part of our mission.

Events

From fundraising galas to awareness drives, our events are at the heart of our efforts. Visit this page to learn more about our upcoming events and how you can join us in making a difference.

Give

Financial contributions are the lifeblood of our organization. Your generous giving, whether as a recurring monthly donation or a one-time gift, allows us to continue supporting families and funding research. Donate today and write a new chapter of hope in a child’s life.

In Memory

In this space, we honor the beautiful young lives that were cut short by cancer. This is our tribute to their courage and spirit. They may have lost their battles, but through our memories, they continue to inspire us.

Lennon Kash Black

Lennon Kash Black

"Everybody loves Lennon. I'm brave and strong." “Everybody loves Lennon; I am brave, I am kind, I am strong, and I am loving,” all words of affirmations spoken directly from the most heroic three year old child. She was a lover of being at the lake, fishing, riding on...

Our Blog

Stay updated on the latest news, updates, and insights surrounding Book for Hope® and childhood cancer awareness. Our blog serves as a hub for stories of hope, advances in research, and ways you can make a difference.

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