Unravel Pediatric Cancer is a US based not-for-profit organisation working to spread knowledge about the realities of childhood cancer.
They raise funds to:
- support research that investigates the causes and mechanisms of paediatric cancer;
- develop more effective and less toxic treatments; and
- find a cure.
Unravel has produced an infographic to articulate their mission and show some statistics about childhood cancer in the United States.
After her daughter was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), Libby Kranz co-founded Unravel. DIPG is a type of brain cancer which doesn’t respond to chemotherapy and is terminal. She recalls:
Her doctor told us the words I will never, ever forget: “There is no cure”
Unravel aims to empower individuals to take action in their own communities so they can fight for change by raising funds and awareness to unravel childhood cancer. They also share personal stories about childhood cancer on their blog.