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Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children.

Each school day, nearly 50 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer.  That approximates to nearly 12,500 each year.

The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is six years old.

Fifty years ago, a diagnosis of childhood cancer was a virtual death sentence.  Today, cure rates can reach nearly 80 percent.

Three of every five children treated for cancer suffer long-term side effects.

Childhood cancers receive less than three (3) percent of all government funding dedicated to cancer research.

The government continues to reduce funding for the development of new clinical trials.  To maintain progress, increased support from private donors is required.

(Sources: CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation and The American Childhood Cancer Organization)


The mission of The Carter Nedley Foundation is threefold:

1. To serve children in Northeast Ohio affected by cancer, along with their families;

2. To raise funds for research into treatments for pediatric cancer; and

3. To advocate for issues relevant to the treatment of pediatric cancer.


We will fulfill our mission by:

1. Holding regular hospital-based events which improve the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients and their families;

2. Establishing a program to provide needed financial support for families of pediatric cancer patients;

3. Raising private funds to maintain an endowment from which support for research can be provided; and

4. Promoting and sponsoring drives for blood donation and marrow-donor registration.


Every dollar received by The Carter Nedley Foundation is directed first to programming and to our endowment, then to management and general expenses.  None of our directors, board members, or volunteers are paid.

We also subscribe to the Donor’s Bill of Rights developed by the American Association of Fundraising Counsel, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.

The “Donate” button shown below will process a donation by credit card securely using PayPal.   All major cards are accepted, and no minimum amount is requested.

Thank you for your support of the mission of The Carter Nedley Foundation.

The Carter Nedley Foundation is exempt from Federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  In accordance with Federal law, a gift to The Carter Nedley Foundation is fully deductible as a charitable contribution for income-tax purposes.

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