We know that donations of any amount can add up to something remarkable.
When we work together, we can make a significant impact not only on the future of pediatric cancer research, but also on the quality of life of patients and their families. That’s why our fundraising efforts are focused on three main objectives: (1) to make a difference in the pediatric cancer world by working to achieve funding for better, less toxic Osteosarcoma treatments that show significant increases in survivorship; (2) to provide financial relief to families with children fighting cancer; and (3) to partner with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to bring happiness to those families.
Contributing financially to clinical trials that focus on treating Osteosarcoma
Pediatric cancer gets less than 4% of research funding. But at the Amazing Grace Foundation, we’re committed to helping drive that number up. It’s at the heart of our mission to find treatments that work better than what is currently available and to increase survivorship and quality of life as a result.
As is the case for many childhood cancer patients, the chemotherapy treatments that Grace received were over 60 years old. Over the past few decades, the only changes to the treatment of Osteosarcoma have been new surgeries and the administration of new treatments. For those children lucky enough to beat their cancer, there is a high risk of developing permanent health issues. To provide hope for increased survivorship to those with pediatric cancer and to improve their quality of life during treatment, it’s imperative to fund new clinical trials.
The Amazing Grace Foundation contributes to research efforts that strive to develop less painful, more effective treatments for Osteosarcoma. We recognize that the average cost to begin a clinical trial is anywhere from $250,000 to $500,000, which does not include associated costs to families such as travel and medication. Donate here to bring us one step closer to finding a better treatment.
Providing financial aid for families affected by pediatric cancer
When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it takes a village to help see that child’s family through the demanding realities of treatments, surgeries, and hospital stays. The burdens that come with any cancer treatment are constant and exhausting — physically, emotionally, and financially.
In most situations, at least one parent will stop working in order to be the primary caregiver and handle the innumerable details of spending most of the family’s time at the hospital. Even with insurance, families fighting cancer can skyrocket and add to their already lengthy list of worries. This was also the case for Grace and her family, and they remain grateful to the many members of their extended community who provided their support in a variety of ways.
To pay that generosity forward, the Amazing Grace Foundation helps families by relieving some of the financial stresses that come with having a child fighting cancer. With the expenses adding up quickly, every little bit helps. Donate here to help bring a smile to a family’s day.
Making at least one Make-A-Wish dream per year come true
The Amazing Grace Foundation knows that a Wish can have an immensely positive impact on children who are battling cancer, as well as on their families. For those affected by pediatric cancer, Make-A-Wish gives them something to look forward to and offers priceless opportunities to focus on spending quality time with one another.
Grace was fortunate enough to have the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant a wish for her family to visit “paradise” for 8 days. That trip to Hawaii let her family get away from the burden of fighting cancer every single day and helped them create invaluable memories. In turn, Grace was passionate about wanting other children like her to have a wish granted as well.
The Amazing Grace Foundation partners with the Central and Western North Carolina Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to fund wishes for children in our area. As of 2016, the average cost of a wish was $10,130, but together we can make this happen. Donate here to help make one child’s wish come true.