The MTK Foundation is the Panhandles only focus pediatric cancer charity. They help gather information pertaining to other charities and services that will be of assistance to families that receive a diagnosis of cancer in their child, and also help financially with anything that other charities may not provide. The MTK Foundation services the entire Texas Panhandle, as well as any family that comes to Amarillo for treatment and families from the Panhandle that may require treatment options outside of Amarillo. The foundation also serves to raise awareness of the lack of funding and governmental support for pediatric cancer research. Pediatric Cancer is the number one killer of children over the age of one. Total spending for pediatric cancer research is less than 3% of all cancer research dollars.
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