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The Jeffrey Pride Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research is an all-volunteer 501 (c)(3) foundation whose sole mission is to raise funds which will go directly to pediatric cancer research.

Research is the Cure

The Jeffrey Pride Foundation for Pediatric Cancer Research is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 founded in 2000 in memory of Jeffrey Pride, and in response to learning that pediatric cancer research is severely underfunded, receiving less than 3% of all money raised to fight cancer.

Over the past 15 years we've supported drug research, clinical trials and most recently genomic testing of children's cancer cells. This provides children with the most promising, targeted and specific treatments for their cancers. These new developments quite possibly could have changed Jeff's treatment and he and other children like him might have been healthy adults today.

The need for private funding like ours is more urgent than ever. Drug companies rarely fund pediatric cancer research in a significant way, and government grants have been cut 30% over the last 10 years. At a point in time where there are so many promising ideas for research, funding is more limited than ever and life-saving research goes undone.

Update from the 2016 Warm Winter's Night Dinner Dance

We are so excited to report that the evening netted just over $250,000 allowing us to surpass $2,000,000 donated to research to date!

We can hardly thank you enough for your support to our all-volunteer foundation. As always, we remain committed to sharing developments in research that come from your donations. We hope we can count on your continued support in the coming years, until cancer-free lives for children become a reality.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of the children who need your help.

Please join us at the 2016 Annual Golf Outing on Friday, July 29th at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. Shotgun start is at 1:00pm. Sign up online today!

The Board of Directors
Phil Fijal, Jim Pride, Kathy Murphy, Jan Fijal & Ann Pride

What The Money Does

As one of the larger donors to Children's Oncology Group, we have a designated fund called The Jeffrey Pride Fund for Targeted Therapy Discovery in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 100% of our donations to Children's Oncology Group are divided among two critical areas that are desperately under funded: pharmacological research of new chemotherapeutic agents, and subsidizing clinical trials so children will be able to receive new and potentially lifesaving drugs. There are plans in place for studies of several new drugs as funding permits. ...        more

Where Your Donations Go

With the help of Jeff's doctors, we have chosen to contribute the
funds raised to Children's Oncology Group (www.childrensoncologygroup.org)
the world's largest pediatric cancer research organization and foundation. Children's Oncology Group oversees more than 90% of all the pediatric cancer research that is done in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the Netherlands, and writes all treatment protocols for children's chemotherapy regimens. Chicago area hospitals that are members of the Children's Oncology Group include Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Rush - Presbyterian ....        more

Why We Got Started

Our foundation is named after a brave little boy named Jeffrey Pride. Jeff's short life was full of many loves. He loved his sisters, his friends, his dog, school, hockey, NASCAR, video games, drawing, and building models. Jeff was a hard worker, and he fought hard in his two year battle with leukemia. Still, three days after his seventh birthday, Jeff died. In the course of his battle, his parents came to realize how under funded cancer research was for children, even by the large foundations and societies that have become household names....    more

15th Annual Golf Outing
Friday, July 29
Makray Memorial Golf Club

Contact Us:

The Jeffrey Pride Foundation for
Pediatric Cancer Research,
PO Box 1191
Barrington, IL 60011-1191.
Email - jeffreypridefoundation@gmail.com
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