A Message from Lee Klein, Chairman/CEO of the Children’s Cancer Caring Center, Inc.
Having served our community’s unfortunate cancer stricken children since 1965, with the many advances in medical treatments which have made positive impact on our patients’ lives, we continue to witness the inherent catastrophic problems that cancer inflicts upon its youngest victims and their families. There is still a long road to travel until the mysteries of this #1 killer disease of children are unlocked. Only through research will a cure be found. From its inception, the Children’s Cancer Caring Center (CCCC) has strongly supported research, and currently supports, and participates in the largest world wide clinical effort ever attempted in the development of better childhood cancer therapies, COG, the Children’s Oncology Group.
The CCCC remains the only free treatment center for pediatric oncology in the southeastern United States, where no child has ever been refused the long-term costly medical care he/she desperately needs and deserves because of the family’s inability to pay.
There is a long journey ahead during difficult economic times. These challenges are small though, in comparison to those our precious patients face daily. Not receiving any state or federal funding, the CCCC relies on the generous support of individuals and corporations. There is no investment that would reap a greater reward – an investment in the future of the world – our children.