Childhood Cancer Research is grossly underfunded and receives
less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget.

Give hope to children with cancer.



 Braden Hofen

Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer is named after Braden Hofen who was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma when he was three years old. He was given a 30% chance of survival and went through a year and a half of treatment. Three months after finishing treatment, Braden’s Neuroblastoma relapsed and there is no known cure for relapsed Neuroblastoma. Braden’s odds fell to less than 10%.

Today, Braden is defying odds and remains in a remission.

This is why we do what we do!

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  Reasons to Hope

Our Research Review Board consists of distinguished physicians and scientists who share our passion for the fight against childhood cancer. Their objective is to work collaboratively with the researchers and leaders at Children’s Mercy Hospital, KU Cancer Center and Stowers Institute to select, review and monitor research grants. Our robust evaluation process, coupled with our rigorous monitoring and reporting procedures, insures that all research grants meet the mission of Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer.

Our Research is Making A Difference…

We are impacting up to 4,000 children each year and our research continues to gain momentum. Children’s Mercy Hospital just opened the doors to the Children’s Mercy Research Institute in Kansas City, which will conduct some of the most innovative research in the country. The research institute will house the research that Braden’s Hope is funding.

Braden’s Hope supports inter-institutional research involving investigators at these respective organizations:

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Support Braden’s Hope while having fun!

Braden’s Hope Home Tour October 28-30, 2022

Mission & Vision

Our mission is to raise awareness and funds for research studies of targeted therapies that shut down the activators of childhood cancers.

Our vision is to deliver hope to children and families fighting cancer.

Get Involved

You can make a difference for children fighting cancer.

If you are a family wanting to get involved, have a child fighting cancer or are just wanting to make a donation to help fund lifesaving research, you are at the right place.

The Need

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Why Give


Your monthly support of $10 or more will make a difference in the lives of so many children. Your gift will help us advance our mission to deliver HOPE through critical research and promising studies. More research means more effective treatments for children fighting cancer.

47 children are diagnosed with cancer every single day.

Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease among children under the age of 18.

Only 4 new cancer drugs have been developed for children since 1980.


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Braden's Hope is a Nonprofit Charity organization founded in 2010 out of the necessity to raise awareness & funding for childhood cancer.

Mailing Address

Braden’s Hope For Childhood Cancer
15954 MurLen #124
Olathe, KS 66062

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Deliece Hofen, President

Kim Stanley, Vice President & Director of Development

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