RMHC Bay Area — Childhood Cancer Awareness Stats

Childhood Cancer Awareness

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

Family Stories

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

2,000 hours

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)