Dear Dr. Piazza,
On behalf of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation and
the littlest cancer patient in this country, I sincerely thank
you for your recent donation. Each year, approximately
13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. In spite
of an increase in survivorship as a result of improved treatments,
childhood cancer remains the number one disease killer of our
nation’s children. The needs are great and your donation assists
us with our mission to help reduce the impact of this disease
on our nation’s littlest cancer patients.
Candlelighters National Office is the informational clearinghouse
for childhood cancer resources in this country. In addition
to distributing more than 11,600 of our own publications annually,
we respond to over 14,000 personal requests for information.
Through our toll free phone number and email services, we assist
families as they navigate through the diagnosis and treatment
of their child’s cancer. We provide information on clinical
trials, treatment centers, oncologist, financial assistance
as well as referrals to Wish Foundations and legal assistance.
We publish an informational newsletter focused on the treatment
of childhood cancer and its late effects, that is mailed quarterly
to 20,000 families and survivors of childhood cancer. We represent
childhood cancer through our membership on the following national
cancer committees: the National Dialogue on Cancer (co-chaired
by President George H. Bush and Senator Dianne Feinstein),
the Coalition for Cancer Research, the American Cancer Society’s
Child and Adolescent Cancer working group, the FDA’s Cancer
Drug Development Patient Consultant Program, and the Alliance
for Childhood Cancer.
In the past 13 months, we have published four new books, three
for children themselves who are diagnosed with this life-threatening
disease, and one for school teachers to assist them with providing
the best education possible for children who are diagnosed
with cancer! Through these resources, children, families and
teachers are empowered through information and given hope for
the future. All resources are provided without charge. Each
$5.00 donation puts a book into the hands of a child who need
it in their cancer battle!
Through support as your, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation,
continues to provide education, support and advocacy to America’s
cancer children. Founded in 1970, we are a non-profit tax exempt
501(c)3 organization. I certify that no goods or services were
received in exchange for your contribution. As a result, your
gift-in-kind donation is 100% tax deductible to the extent
provided by law. Thank you again for your generous donation.
National Executive Director