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The 60 Feet 6 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established by Major League Baseball pitcher Derek Holland in 2015. The foundation’s direction has been shaped by Holland’s on and off the field experiences, which have had a profound effect on his commitment to helping others.


Pediatric Cancer Research Funding Critical to Save Lives

Community • 2nd Jun, 22 • Comment


About Childhood Cancer

  • Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children

  • Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer

  • The average age of children diagnosed is six

  • More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year

  • There are approximately 375,000 adult survivors of children’s cancer in the United States

  • All pediatric cancers combined receive less than 4% of federal funding for cancer research

Children's Cancer Fund

Childhood Cancer in Our Community

Each year, more than 300 children and adolescents at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas are newly diagnosed with cancer, with more than 650 children receiving therapy at any given time. 1 in 5 children diagnosed with cancer in Texas is treated at Children's in Dallas. Through our work, the survival rate for all childhood cancers is now close to 80%, significantly better than the 50% chance a child was given 30 years ago. The increase in survival is a huge improvement for some cancers, but some other childhood cancers still have a less than 50% cure rate.

There is much work left to be done. By joining together, we can do more to find cures for childhood cancers. 

Long-Term Impacts

Childhood cancer has long-term side effects that continue to affect patients even after they are cancer-free or cured. Depending on the type of cancer and the treatments received, aftereffects experienced by childhood cancer survivors can include problems with learning, infertility, stunted growth, heart and lung problems, secondary cancers, and more. 



Each day, 43 children in the US are expected to be diagnosed with cancer.

More than 95% of childhood cancer survivors have significant health-related issues because of the current treatment options.


Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children


Only 4% of the billions of dollars the government spends annually on cancer research is directed towards treating childhood cancer.

* learn more at UC Davis Health

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