About Us


CancerFree KIDS aims to find more effective and gentler treatments for childhood cancer by funding innovative research projects in the early stages of development. New ideas need money to grow, yet potential breakthrough treatment methods often go unfunded because pediatric cancer research is drastically limited. CancerFree KIDS provides grants to high-risk/high-reward childhood cancer research projects in these crucial early stages, which allows researchers to prove their concept, secure additional funding, and eventually create new treatments for kids.

"CancerFree KIDS strives to find a cure for childhood cancer by funding innovative research projects with breakthrough potential in early stages of development."
                                        Ellen Flannery, Founder

Our Mission

The purpose and mission of CancerFree KIDS is to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded.

CancerFree KIDS was founded by Ellen and Sam Flannery after their baby daughter was diagnosed with cancer in both of her eyes at 5 months of age. Today, thanks to cancer research, that baby is a healthy college graduate. At CancerFree KIDS, we do one thing. We fund childhood cancer research. Why?

Before promising new research has the potential to succeed, it must have resources to begin.

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