where the Money Goes

The Sid Strong Foundation exists to honor Sid Ortis’ life and legacy while making a positive impact on the future of pediatric cancer research and those currently living with the disease. Our goal is fund as many new and existing pediatric cancer research laboratories as possible and improve the quality of life for the patients currently living with the disease. Donated funds are utilized to maintain annual lab operations, bring additional researchers, study new cancer cell lines, and facilitate the discovery and development of new therapies. Supporting both new and existing cancer research facilities, through funding and volunteerism, improves overall patient quality of life and ultimately will lead to cures for pediatric cancer.

  • 1 in 285 children (15,780) diagnosed with pediatric cancer in 2014.
  • Represents 40% increase in incidence over the past 40 years.
  • Less than 4% of US federal funding from National Cancer Institute allocated to all pediatric cancers combined.
  • Sid Strong Foundation strives to improve this ratio in favor of pediatric research.

The annual cost to operate one pediatric cancer research lab is $250,000. We believe the kids and Sid’s legacy are worth it. Source: Coalition Against Childhood Cancer



needed to fund the next lab


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Since 2014 You've
helped us fund
2 Labs!

That's a lot of Petri Dishes!


1 fully funded lab includes:

400 Petri Dishes


4,160 Research Hours


2,000 Test Tubes


80 Cancer Screenings


10 Experimental Medicine Trials


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