September 8, 2023

Shining a Light on the Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer and only 4% of our federal budget supports pediatric cancer research, which is why the work of Tackle Kids Cancer is critical.  During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we are incredibly grateful to all of our friends and partners who walk alongside Tackle Kids Cancer in our journey to end pediatric cancer. 

From partners like Team TKC Captain Eli Manning, the New York Football Giants, the New York Red Bulls and Hyundai Hope on Wheels; to community members like Team Campbell that made a recent gift to support pediatric neuro-oncology research and Immaculate Heart Academy’s softball team, which has raised more than $63,000 since they started fundraising in 2016; and of course, community members, like the Run for Sue Committee, and family members like Paige Egan, whose love for her son helped us to create Kyle’s Teen Lounge at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, and so many others, thank you. You all help to make the lives of our MVPs (most valiant patients) – and their families – better every day.  

We’re also grateful to those who help bring joy in these challenging times and aid in spreading awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer. Most recently, the TODAY Show, in partnership with the New York Giants and Eli Manning, invited a few of our TKC MVPs and their families to the Giants’ season opener for a tailgate and on-field experience – gifting a much needed day of fun and many smiles.

We cannot end childhood cancer alone. But with your help, we can continue to fund the valuable research that leads to more advanced treatment options and promising research, provide support for children and their families and create new programs, like our Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program that will allow our adolescent and teen patients to connect with their peers, understand their diagnosis and treatment and provide an opportunity of empowerment and ownership over their own health and bodies.

Since Tackle Kids Cancer’s inception in 2015, more than $25 million has been raised to further innovative research, create psychosocial programs for patients and their loved ones, and fund more than 20 key team member positions that are vital in our fight to end pediatric cancer, including physicians and researchers, nurses, child life specialists and more. 

This September, and throughout the year, thank you. Your generosity is making a true difference in the lives of children living with pediatric cancer. To learn more about Tackle Kids Cancer or how you can make a gift in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please click here or contact Richard Knupp, vice president of Development, North, at

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