Kyle's Kamp has been able to raise over $1,500,000 for pediatric cancer care and research through the Children's National Health Systems since 2012. This includes Baseball/Softball Tournaments, Dreams games, Golf Tournaments and a Annual Casino Night.
KK MAKING A DIFFERENCE! Here are some of the areas that Kyle's Kamp has made a difference: - Donated over $1,500,000 to Children's National since 2012 - Creation of a new large Research program at the Children's National Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders in NoVA - IPads for patients at the Children's National Center for Cancer and Blood Disorder treatment center (protocols for parents, games for patients...) - Hoods, sweats, T-shirts and more when pediatric cancer patients receiving treatment need a change of clothes due to issues - Creation of Kyle's Kamp pediatric cancer experiences (meet athletes/celebrities, match teams up with patients in treatment...) - Donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Donations to Cure Search - Provided over 200 gifts for Children's National gift program at the NoVA Clinic for Holidays 2013 and 500 gifts in 2014 - Monthly clinic events and visits from the KK team - KK Holiday Gift Cart for patients to shop for gifts for family members - Fully funded Sib Strong Smiles Program in both D.C. and NoVA through the Gavin Rupp Open Golf Tourney - Created the Sibling Wish Program through the SSS Program - Created an Ambassador program for patients to be assigned to teams - Formed the Diamond Games programs for both Youth and High School teams to create fundraising games for pediatric cancer
FACTS- PEDIATRIC CANCER RESEARCH IS SEVERELY UNDER-FUNDED - The American Cancer Society dedicates less than 1% of its $1 Billion in annual public revenues to pediatric cancer research - The National Cancer Institute allocates less than 4% of its annual $5.1 Billion budget to pediatric cancer research - There has only been 1 drug approved by the FDA in the past 20 years for any pediatric cancer - Pharmaceutical companies do NOT invest in pediatric oncology treatments. They are not motivated financially to do so.
CHILDREN'S NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER - The #1 childhood Cancer Center in the region - CNMC treats patients from all over the world - Over 250 new patients are diagnosed with pediatric cancer at Children's National each year (roughly 5 new patients per week) - CNMC diagnoses and treats more kids with cancer than Johns Hopkins, Georgetown Lombardi and Inova Fairfax combined - Children's National has over 12,000 visits annually from children with cancer who are currently being treated