RUNWAY TO HOPE FUNDS RESEARCH, TREATMENT, AND CARE FOR KIDS FIGHTING CANCER
How funds raised by Runway to Hope are distributed:
At Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, Runway to Hope funds supported Central Florida’s first ever comprehensive Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program, comprised of a team that provides the full range of medical and emotional support specific to pediatric brain tumor patients during and after their treatment. Runway to Hope is very excited to announce that we have completed our $1 million pledge in six years and will continue a new pledge beginning in 2017. Runway to Hope will start funding the hospital’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program, which provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to children and their families who are suffering from pediatric cancer.
At Florida Hospital for Children, Runway to Hope funded the hospital’s Pediatric Palliative Care Program, which provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to children and their families who are suffering from pediatric cancer. Runway to Hope will finish our $1 million pledge and begin our new promise to the hospital in 2017. Starting this year, Runway to Hope will fund a portion of the new pediatric oncology floor, which includes 12 large patient rooms, a family lounge, and a play room for the patients. This renovation of the hospital wing will provide much needed comfort and top of the line equipment to serve the families living and battling pediatric cancer in this unit.
At Nemours Children's Hospital, Runway to Hope funds both the Community Children’s Oncology Program, which is a database that will improve access to leading-edge therapies, research and resources for pediatric cancer patients throughout Northern and Central Florida, as well as the Pediatric Interventional Oncology, which serves cancer patients directly by utilizing rare and advanced imaging technologies for localized treatment. In 2019, Runway to Hope will continue our pledge with Nemours by purchasing a machine that will advance radiological treatments for children battling tumors. Runway to Hope will also fund a Survivorship Program, which will give access to information on how certain patients are treated and how these cancers react to physicians between all three Central Florida children’s hospitals. By sharing this information, doctors can better treat all of the children that will and have battled pediatric cancer.
FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Runway to Hope provides direct assistance that is desperately needed by children and families affected by pediatric cancer. For these families, the promise of a future cure isn't enough. They need help today.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer,ﾠ the entire family suffers. Often one parent has to quit work to care for the child, dramatically reducing the family's income. Medical expenses and other bills mount quickly; the stress can overwhelm parents and children alike.
Runway to Hope partners with other local non-profit organizations to create ﾠa network of support for these families. Your contribution may buy a gas card that allows a mother to visit her sick child in the hospital, lunch for a family who can no longer afford meals in the hospital cafeteria, or keep the lights on in the home of a family caring for a child with cancer. The needs are endless and solely funded by philanthropy. With the support from our community, Runway to Hope can continue to provide the necessary assistance for these brave children and their families.
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