Every 3 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Each year, the parents of approximately 15,700 kids will hear, "your child has cancer." For youth cancer patients, the financial burden on their families is higher than that associated with treatment for adult cancer patients. A study by Merrill reported that the average cost per day for childhood cancer treatments is significantly higher than that of adult cancer treatments. Families with a child diagnosed with cancer often have one person stay with their child, reducing the household income. Kids Helping Kids invests in the lives of these families to relieve the financial burdens of travel costs, food, and other expenses due to treatment because we believe no family should have to make decisions on their child's health based on financial concerns.