- CCF has donated more than $7 million to support pediatric cancer research in the Dallas area over the course of 30 years.
- CCF has fulfilled a $2 million pledge to complete a comprehensive pediatric oncology research center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
- In 2002, CCF initiated funding for a full-time Child Life Specialist position in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Medical Center to assist the outpatient team, whose primary goal is to make each of the 80-90 daily outpatients’ visits a more positive experience. This position has been funded by CCF every year since, helping to ease the emotional and social strain of ongoing treatments, some lasting several years.
Children's Cancer Fund has accomplished much over its 30 year history, funding critical research and improving treatments for hundreds of children throughout the greater North Texas community. Working closely with Children's Medical Center and UT Southwestern, the CCF has the ability to strategically direct funds that will have the greatest positive impact on our children in North Dallas.
CCF has funded critical research projects that range from finding a cure to minimizing the often debilitating, and sometimes fatal, side-effects of treatment. Perhaps our most successful single fund-generating activity is the Call for Cash segment of The CCF Annual Gala in April. Funds raised go toward pre-selected research that is meaningful to the region, has long-term impacts on the field of pediatric oncology, and is conducted here in Dallas. In 2015, we raised over $73,000 for the selected Call for Cash project.