Who We Are
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.
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. Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children, and less than 3% of all the money raised to "fight cancer" goes to fund pediatric cancer research. It is because of this, as well as the fact that 1 in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer before they reach the age of 20, that we have taken on this very important mission.
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 St. Luke's, University of Chicago, Loyola University Medical Center, and Lutheran General, to name a few.
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.
Board Members with Greg Norman
at the Shark Shootout
Board Members with Greg Norman at the Shark Shootout
Greg Norman is an Honorary Board of Trustee of Curesearch. His Annual Shark Shootout has raised millions of dollars for the Children's Oncology Group over the past 20 years.

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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