About Our Program
Up to two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors experience late effects. Most remain unaware of their health risks and unfamiliar with how to reduce them. The Fresno Truck Center Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program -- the only one of its kind in the region -- serves this at-risk population by providing them needed education, support and treatment.
Established in December 2009, the primary goals of The Fresno Truck Center Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program are:
- To promote healthy lifestyles for former cancer patients as they enter adulthood
- To advance research efforts to discover the most effective treatments for cancer cure with the smallest incidence of late effects on survivors
The Fresno Truck Center, a local, multigenerational business owned by the Howard family, has committed to support childhood cancer survivors cared for at Valley Children's on behalf of their customers. In honor of this generous support, the program has adopted a new name: The Fresno Truck Center Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program. We are humbled by this gift and know this transformational investment will help ensure the future of the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Program for generations to come.