What do my donations do?

Your contributions enable Quilts for Cure to reach as many quilters with the mission of QFC and encourage as many families fighting cancer as possible. We use your gifts to make lots and lots of quilts as well ship them to children and tell as many people as we can about why our project is important!

    Operation Smiley Quilt


    • 16,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each year 
    • Childhood cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children
    • The National Cancer Institute budgets only 3.9% of its annual funds for childhood cancer research
    • Only three new drugs have been develops specifically for treating childhood cancer since the 1980s
    • Some cancers, like the brain cancer DIPG, have a 0% survival rate, and children are sent home from diagnosis on hospice care with no treatment options