Butterfly Foundation - The Brittany Pasqual Pediatric Oncology
was created in 2002 in memory of four year old Brittany Pasqual
succumbed to a rare pediatric cancer called neuroblastoma.
The Butterfly Foundation
funds research for those “orphan cancers” like
neuroblastoma, which unlike leukemia that has dedicated international
funding, have no dedicated funding but will inflict more than 8,000
The following statistics show the compelling reality of pediatric
In an effort
to eliminate pediatric cancers, The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to:
- There are approximately 12,500 children diagnosed with cancer each year.
- 3,500 of those children are diagnosed with leukemia.
- The remaining 8,000 children are diagnosed with various other forms of
- Of these 8,000 children, 500 are diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
- Approximately 2,300 of these 12,500 children diagnosed with cancer will
Brit’s amazing courage has inspired us to be hopeful for other
children and families that are enduring this tragic disease. It’s
through the kind contributions from our supporters that we are able to
our mission to help families of children with cancer and to ultimately
find a cure.
- Investigating and discovering the causes of pediatric cancer
- Developing effective strategies to prevent pediatric cancer
- Educating and empowering those who are dealing with pediatric cancer
through advocacy programs