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The Butterfly Foundation - The Brittany Pasqual Pediatric Oncology Research Foundation was created in 2002 in memory of four year old Brittany Pasqual who 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 children each year.

The following statistics show the compelling reality of pediatric cancer:

  • 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 cancer.
  • Of these 8,000 children, 500 are diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
  • Approximately 2,300 of these 12,500 children diagnosed with cancer will die.
In an effort to eliminate pediatric cancers, The Butterfly Foundation is dedicated to:
  • 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
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 continue our mission to help families of children with cancer and to ultimately find a cure.