Welcome to Pediatric Cancer Action Network

Our mission is to reduce the financial burden placed on families diagnosed with pediatric cancer and to advocate for a cure through awareness, education and action. With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.

Join us at the 2017 Nebraska Marathon finish line to celebrate our 3rd year as the official charity partner of The Nebraska Marathon! Childhood cancer survivors will join us to place medals around the necks of race participants, serve coffee and visit with supporters! The finish line is at the Lewis & Clark Landing in Omaha. This year's race is Sunday, October 15th! See you at the finish line!

PCAN is thrilled to announce our newest member of the Board Of Directors: Jayme Shelton!  Welcome Jayme! You will be a wonderful asset to our team!

You can learn more about Jayme under the "Why We Exist" tab. Click on "Board & Staff" to read about all of the Board of Directors and what makes us passionate about PCAN!

A BIG thank you to all who helped make the Hamburgers & Hot Rods event a success! We raised over $10,000 for Nebraska families battling childhood cancer this year!

*Thank you Gary & Susan Kuck for allowing us to share your car collection!

*Thank you Eric Bigler and family/ Bigler Motors for sponsoring our event! 

*Thank you to all of you who volunteered your time and energy to make the event a succes

*Thank you to all who came and gave so generously to the cause!


News & Announcements

  • PCAN's Erika Shelton, Mrs. Nebraska 2015

    Pediatric Cancer Action Network is pleased to announce that one of our very own directors, Erika Shelton, has been selected as the 2015 Mrs. Nebraska! Erika is a co-founder of PCAN, a mother of two wonderful children, and has been married to Jayme Shelton for thirteen years. She is a strong advocate for pediatric cancer awareness and will be a great asset to the state's efforts to cure childhood cancer and support families currently in the battle. Congratulations Erika and family! We are so proud of you!

  • "Bags For Buddies"

    Pediatric Cancer Action Network and Good Shepard Lutheran Church and School of Lincoln have teamed up to brighten the holidays for children with cancer! We will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys, games, books, puzzles, DVDs, etc to distribute to pediatric cancer patients spending Christmas in the hospital this year. Please bring your donations to Good Shepard Lutheran School, 3825 Wildbriar Lane (just north of 40th & Old Cheney Road) from December 1-7th at the west entrance. If you are interested in helping but don't live in Lincoln, you can donate to the "Bags For Buddies" program on our website or mail your donation to: PCAN, P.O. Box 22992, Lincoln, NE 68542. Thank you for helping us bring a smile to a child with cancer this Christmas!

  • PCAN was honored to be a part of Childhood Cancer Awareness night at the Aurora vs Adams Central high school football game 09-12-2104 in Aurora, NE. Community members donated over $750 to help us help other Nebraska families battling pediatric cancer! That's GOLD spirit!