The Impact of the Innovation Grant
"The Fashion Heals Innovation Grant for Paediatric Research & Care at SickKids will enable a member of our team, whether clinician, scientist or nurse,
to pursue a new idea that otherwise they could not explore due to lack of funding. Your support will make an impact in the lives of children who suffer from cancer, not only in Toronto and across Canada, but around the world. "
~ Dr. Jim Whitlock, Chief. Garron Family Cancer Centre
Why Paediatric Cancer
Cancer is the single most common cause of disease-related death in children and adolescents in Canada. The Fashion Heals Innovation Grant provides established scientists and doctors at the Garron Family Cancer Centre with much needed seed funding to develop solutions and turn cutting-edge ideas in the field of paediatric cancer into reality.
It's because of Innovation Grants that SickKids remains on the leading edge of research and clinical care to fight paediatric cancer.
With Innovation Grants, SickKids is able to support innovative research that will provide life-saving procedures, therapies and treatments to help save the lives of young children living with cancer today, and for future generations.
By the numbers
- 88+ active clinical cancer trials taking place this year
- ~30 new cancer diagnoses at SickKids per month
- 82% is the current survival rate for children diagnosed with cancer in Canada
- 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer in Canada each year. 25% of these kids are treated at the SickKids Garron Family Cancer Centre.
Our Hero & 2016 Fashion Heals Ambassador
"With your gift, you are enabling discoveries that will contribute to life-saving treatments for children with cancer."