Live like Bella® is a non-profit organization created in memory of Bella Rodriguez-Torres who inspired people throughout the world during her six-year fight against cancer. We provide assistance and support to children and families affected by childhood cancer. We also fund innovative research with the hope that childhood cancer will become a treatable and curable disease.
As leaders in the topic of childhood cancer, as of 2018, we have funded 13 research trials and assisted families in 46 states and 12 countries.
Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the U.S.
One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.