Araya’s Kids mission is to fight childhood cancer and find a cure. Today, cancer takes away too many kids’ lives and even the ones who survive, mostly continue to suffer from the dire side effects of treatment. Our specific focus is to fund research to develop Immunotherapy, which uses the immune system of the body to target and eliminate cancer cells. This foundation is different from most of the other cancer foundations because our goal is not just to fund research to find another cure for pediatric cancer. Today, 1 child out of 5 who is diagnosed with cancer dies from it. But because the treatments are so hard on a child’s body, 3 out of 5 kids suffer from long term crippling side effects of the treatments if they do survive. Our mission is to find a cure with minimal side effects.