How Book for Hope Helps Families with Children Battling Cancer
Book for Hope became a 501 (c) (3) childhood cancer organization in January 2015. The mission statement of Book for Hope is to raise childhood cancer awareness, financially assist families with a child actively in cancer treatment and donate to childhood cancer research.
Book for Hope targets families in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois that have been and continue to suffer considerable costs associated with a childhood cancer diagnosis.
The target families that Book for Hope supports often travel two to four hours one way to access treatment at a Children’s Hospital that can treat pediatric cancer on a weekly and, in some cases, a daily basis.
- The parent is unable to maintain employment and, most often, unable to draw any assistance to help with the loss of income.
- Out-of-pocket expenses for treatments, transportation, car repairs, gas, house payment/rent, utility bills, and food are some of the financial challenges families face that are already crushed under the emotional turmoil of caring for a child with cancer.
- The color of childhood cancer awareness is gold. You might say we are looking for a golden cure because we give to childhood cancer research. Children only receive 4% of funding for childhood cancer research, while adults receive 96% of funding for cancer research. Childhood cancer is the number-one leading cause of disease-related death of children in our country. There have been only six FDA-approved treatments for childhood cancer. Children/adolescents endure treatments that were developed as back as the sixties!
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