Each year, 35,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in Europe (2,500 in France) and 13,500 in the US. 25% will die from it. Current research is primarily focused on adult cancers, with only 2% of funding allocated to pediatric cancer. Yet, childhood cancers are not the same as adult cancers and they therefore require different treatments. This is Imagine for Margo’s ambition: to raise funding to support development of innovative and specific treatments for children and adolescents with cancer.
Margo passed away on June 7, 2010 of a brain tumor. She was 14 years old. For 16 months, she fought her cancer with remarkable courage.