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Help us make childhood cancer disappear. Simply order a shirt and be a part of our virtual event.

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Cook Children's #erasekidcancer

Join us and our 118 school-based virtual health partners for the 2021 #erasekidcancer virtual walk/run/stroll event. While we can't wish away cancer, Cook Children's oncologists, researchers, patients and families are fighting every day to find a cure – and you can join the fight by walking. This year, your donation and mileage pledge will help support the lifesaving research, treatments, technology and programs for patients and families at Cook Children's.

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Order your shirt and pledge to walk, run or stroll 5 miles in honor of our hematology and oncology patients.

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The facts about childhood cancer

Childhood cancer rates have been increasing over the last few decades. Fortunately, advances in treatment therapies for children have too.


The number of children diagnosed with childhood cancer every year, worldwide.


The number of childhood cancer survivors currently living in the U.S.

Highest rates

Texas is among the states with the highest rate of childhood cancer.

1 in 285

Kids in the U.S. who will have cancer before they turn 20.

Every 2 minutes

How often a parent learns their child has cancer.


Long-term childhood cancer survivors in the U.S. thanks to better therapies.

Watch: Stories of HOpe

Listen to our researchers discuss their programs.

We're continually blazing new trails in research, clinical trials and new therapies on our quest to make childhood cancer disappear. Hear what we're doing to #erasekidcancer.

Dr. Kelly Vallance

Targeted Therapy for Cancer

Targeted Therapy for Pediatric Cancer

Dr. Kelly Vallance talks about the most advanced and promising clinical trials for kids with cancer.

Dr. Kenneth Heym

The Incredible Promise of Total Therapy XVII

Total Therapy Study XVII

Dr. Kenneth Heym explains why this is currently the best available targeted therapy for ALL and LLy cancers.

United in the fight

We are proud to partner with the following organizations to enroll our patients on these shared clinical trials without patients ever having to leave Fort Worth:

  • Children's Oncology Group (COG)
  • New Approaches to Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT)
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Therapeutic Advances for Childhood Leukemia (TACL)
  • Center for International Bone Marrow Transplant Research (CIMBTR)
  • Clinical Transplant Network (CTN)
  • Texas-Oklahoma Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (TOPNOC)
  • National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)

We're all in

At Cook Children's, we're fighting to make childhood cancer disappear. Won't you join us? Together, we can #erasekidcancer.