Footprints of Fight is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to providing services for the family and patient of pediatric cancer in Washington while going through the treatment process. The purpose of these services is to reduce the family's stress of everyday life through which increased levels of courage, optimism, strength, and resiliency will form to help the family conquer cancer in present and future.

mission Footprints of Fight


Our Approach

Childhood cancer occurs regularly, randomly, and spares no ethnic group, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. Many children with cancer are treated with radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and/or bone marrow transplantation. These procedures and the numerous side effects of treatment impact the quality of life not only for the child with cancer, but also for the entire family.

Our organization believes it is critical to consider the child with cancer within the context of the family as family members’ reactions to pediatric cancer often move along a continuum of post-traumatic stress symptoms that range from normative, acute stress reactions to longer-term, impairing reactions. In some cases, family members’ psychological distress can be as severe as that of the patient.

Every day throughout the world, 720 new kids are affected by cancer and 250 kids die of cancer. Through our research, we have estimated that 300 families in Washington are diagnosed with pediatric cancer annually in which the treatment ranges from 3 months to 3 years.  As the treatment process is very stressful on a family, Footprints of Fight is focused on providing services to the families during this timeframe as to reduce their stress of everyday life so that they can increase their focus on their child and provide him or her the strength to Beat Cancer!