Cards of Hope™ History The Pediatric Cancer Care and Research Fund was created in 1991. Later the name was changed to Cure Kids Cancer Fund. The fund’s mission is to raise money that will benefit patients in the pediatric hematology and oncology program. A committee reviews all requests for funds. The money advances the pediatric hematology and oncology team’s mission by providing state-of-the-art research and support services that enhance the quality of life for our patients and their families during treatment and after. Funds are used for special events like holiday parties, camps, activities/crafts; educational and resource materials; or services to support the care of patients while they are in clinic or during hospitalizations, such as drinks for patients in clinic and new patient handbooks.