We are running in support of the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer.
Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO) works to ensure that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best care and support. We partner to achieve the best childhood cancer care system for children, youth, their families and survivors in Ontario and beyond. POGO champions childhood cancer care and is the official advisor to Ontario’s Ministry of Health on children’s cancer control and treatment.
Did you know?
- There are over 4,000 families in Ontario with a child in cancer treatment or follow-up care each year
- There are approximately 500 children and youth diagnosed with cancer in a pediatric cancer program in this province each year.
- Nearly 20,000 children and youth in Ontario are survivors* of childhood cancer.
- Cancer remains the most common cause of disease-related deaths among children in Ontario over the age of 1 year
Funds raised through the Scotiabank Marathon will provide financial assistance to families so they can pay for out-of-pocket costs associated with their child’s treatment; support survivors with customized academic and employment counselling when their disease or its treatment has left them with learning challenges; and fund promising research that examines the impact of childhood cancer and its treatment.