13 Sep RMHC Bay Area — Childhood Cancer Awareness Stats
Childhood cancer affects the whole family. Learn about the impact it has.
• “Every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer somewhere in the world.”1
• “Every day, 42 families learn that their child has cancer.” 2
• “The second most common reason for children and their families to stay at Ronald McDonald House Charities Stanford is for oncology and neuro-oncology treatment representing 17% of family served.” 3
• “20% of families utilizing RMHC services come from the Central Valley and Salinas, which are designated medically underserved areas by the Health Resources and Services Administration and are among the most polluted zip codes in the state (80% or greater of the pollution burden).” 3
3: Chahine, Antonio (Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area): Evaluating the Needs of Latinx (Im)migrant Families who Receive Services from Ronald McDonald House Charities, Valley Fellowship Program, Stanford Medicine, 2020.
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Why your gift matters
23,832 overnight stays
nearby and inside the hospital
$11,081,880 worth of supportive housing services
for families with sick children
of psychosocial support
3,175 snack packs
delivered to families at the hospital
95,897 free meals
oﬀsetting $1.4 million in meal expenses
92,626 pounds of food
distributed thanks to our Second Harvest food bank partnership
4,000 toys and care items
donated for Comfort & Joy with an estimated value of $88,000
90 students enrolled
in hybrid Ronald McDonald House School (Carter Family Classroom)