Helping Families Pay for Treatment
Over the last 50 years, the survival rates for childhood cancer have risen from 10% to almost 80%.**
Survival rate through the Golisano Children’s Hospital Hematology and Oncology program is 84%.
While that’s encouraging, cancer is still a top 3 leading cause of death for children.*
The Barbara’s Friends Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Outpatient Center at Golisano Children’s Hospital has treated more than 8,000 children with cancer and blood disorders. These young patients and families face many challenges physically, emotionally and financially. More than half of the children treated for cancer at Golisano Children’s Hospital are uninsured, on Medicaid or have no form of payment. Through Barbara’s Friends and the more than $20 million given by supporters, families are able to focus on helping their kids and no child is denied treatment because of their family’s inability to pay for services.