Did You Know?
About 10,380 children under the age of 15 in the United States were diagnosed with cancer in 2015, according to cancer.org. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children after accidents. Despite this, of the $4.9 billion 2014 National Cancer Institute (NCI) budget, only 4 percent went to research around childhood cancer, according to the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2).
Most funding for pediatric cancer comes from small groups like Joedance.
How We Help
Joedance Film Festival raises funds and awareness of rare pediatric cancers, specifically sarcomas, blastomas and brain tumors, for research and clinical trials at Levine Children’s Hospital.
Held annually, Joedance is committed to screen films of Charlotte, North Carolina film producers, writers and directors.