About childhood cancer
- Cancer is the second most common cause of death among children ages 1 to 14 years in the US, after accidents.
- In 2018, an estimated 10,590 children in this age group will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,180 will die from it.
- Leukemia accounts for almost a third (29%) of all childhood cancers, followed by brain and other nervous system tumors (26%).
About Norton Children’s Cancer Institute
Dollars raised through Chili’s® Clip for Kids will support children who are receiving treatment for pediatric cancer or blood disorders at Norton Children’s Hospital and their families. Norton Children’s Cancer Institute combines the resources of University of Louisville Physicians and the AddisonJoBlair Cancer Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital.
Children from across the region come to the institute to receive care for cancer and blood disorders. As a Children’s Oncology Group partner, Norton Children’s Cancer Institute is able to provide the latest in clinical trials and offer advanced cancer care, all while providing a strong support network for families. Many families who come for care call the 7 West unit their home while their child fights cancer or a blood disorder.
Dollars raised from Chili’s Clip for Kids through the Children’s Hospital Foundation will help fund facilities, equipment, staff, patient and family financial assistance, research and Child Life/pastoral care and direct programming. It takes the generosity of everyone in the community to enable Norton Children’s to be here to help children and their families when they need it the most.
Norton Children's Cancer Institute by the Numbers