Founded in 2017, the Chicago Pediatric Cancer Research Board (CPCRB) is a volunteer organization with a mission to support pediatric oncology research initiatives at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
CPCRB unites members across the US who are passionate about giving back to the community. As a new board, we are dreamers and doers focused on raising money to support pediatric oncology.
Why We Support UChicago Comer Children's Hospital
The University of Chicago Medical Center has provided comprehensive, innovative medical care to children since its first pediatric facility was opened in 1930. Thanks to generous gifts by Gary and Frances Comer, a 172-bed acute care facility was founded in 2005, uniting advanced technology with a family-centered, child-friendly philosophy to provide state-of-the-art care in a six-floor, 242,000-square-feet building called the Comer Children’s Hospital.
As a major tertiary referral center, Comer Children's Hospital sees children with common as well as the most complex medical problems. It admits about 5,000 patients annually from the Chicago area, the Midwest, and around the world. Each year, its outpatient clinics accommodate nearly 37,000 general pediatric and specialty visits. More than half of these visits are to one of its many off-site locations. More than 30,000 visits are made to the pediatric emergency room each year.