Mission:

Stop Children's Cancer is committed to the prevention, control, and cure of childhood cancers.


Beginning:

A child’s dream to find cures began the quest of Stop Children's Cancer in 1981.

After being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at the age of 10, Bonnie Freeman shared she wanted to help other children with cancer.

Though Bonnie lost her battle to cancer 2½ years later, her parents, Howard and Laurel Freeman, her sister, Carolyne R. Freeman, many friends and supporters continue to support her quest and mission to Stop Children's Cancer.

To date Stop Children's Cancer has raised over $8 million and continues the quest for funding much needed clinical trials, basic research, research scholars, and research equipment for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine. (Refer to Research History)

Several childhood cancers have a higher success rates, because of specific research projects funded by Stop Children's Cancer. Today, many children with cancer have the opportunity for a hopeful future and being able to enjoy a long life!

Founder Howard Freeman, 2005

Research Funding:

In the beginning Stop Children's Cancer focused on research by providing equipment, doctors, researchers and seed money to the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

This focus increased the opportunity to receive additional grants for research from larger institutions such as the National Institute of Health (NIH).

In 2007, Stop Children's Cancer's Medical Advisory Council suggested supporting research clinical trials. These research clinical trials are very labor intensive to comply with Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations. This research enabled the doctors and researchers to increase possibilities in finding much needed prevention, control and cure of childhood cancers.

In 2010, after supporting research clinical trials for three years, Stop Children's Cancer realized this was an important endeavor to continue for the success rate of curing childhood cancers. Stop Children's Cancer decided to invest in these research clinical trials over 7 years for $1 million dollars. Beginning in 2007, there were 2 research clinical trials taking place. Now, because of the Stop Children's Cancer commitment there can be over 65 research clinical trials occurring simultaneously.

In 2018, another $1 million dollars was committed over 5 years. Research clinical trials will continue with a $750,000 commitment. In addition, $250,000 seed money is established for Osteosarcoma research. Stop Children's Cancer realized the importance of funding research for Osteosarcoma, because in the past 40 years, the treatment for a cure has been minimal. Stop Children's Cancer hopes that this seed money will provide great strides and possibly a cure!!

Supporting both research clinical trials and Osteosarcoma research, Stop Children's Cancer provides hope for the future to countless children and families around the world. Please consider Donating now to continue this important funding.