The donations from generous donors and funds raised go towards funding research and patient care programs at Children’s Medical Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, closely associated with Children's Medical Center.
Over the past five years, we have awarded grants in the following areas:
- Approximately 52% has gone towards fundamental research, financing specific research programs and fellows at UT Southwestern involved in pediatric cancer research to develop better treatments and reduce the incidence of pediatric cancer in our children.
- Approximately 42% has been used to improve outpatient care, including key investments at the CCBD outpatient clinic and the funding of a full-time Child Life Specialist who assists the children in coping with their illness and stressful treatments.
- Approximately 6% has been invested in programs to help better understand and minimize the long-term effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other treatments, that are often debilitating and sometimes life-threatening.