In Canada over 1,700 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although great strides in treatment and care have been made; childhood cancer is still the leading diseaserelated cause of death for kids in Canada. Over 80% of children survive cancer. However, more than 60% of survivors of childhood cancer face late effects of their disease and treatment, including neurocognitive impairments, sterility and secondary cancers.
Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation (CTCACF) raises money and awareness for families and children affected by cancer. Our mandate is to create high quality, physically challenging events on a national basis to raise needed funding for worthy cancer charities. In doing so, we want to inspire wellness and volunteerism within our communities, and create pride and a sense of purpose in everyone who participates in these events. We will provide support where the needs are greatest, including funding of oncology camps, community support programs, academic scholarships and other areas which contribute to inspiring hope and improved prognoses for children and their families impacted by cancer.
Thank you for helping to improve the quality of life for families and children living with and through cancer.
In 2011, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation ('CTCACF') celebrated a truly amazing year, raising and distributing over $5,000,000 for deserving childhood cancer charities across Canada! We just couldn't have done this without you, our amazing sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants.
Together this year, we have visited hundreds of communities across the country, engaged over 15,000 participants in our events, worked with hundreds of volunteers and processed over 75,000 individual donations. Together, we have collected millions of dollars for childhood cancer and distributed 100% of every single donation we raised to the cancer charities we support across Canada. Together, we have made a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families living with and beyond cancer.
Highlights of 2011
Donating $5,000,000 to kids cancer charities in every province across Canada
Donating $750,000 to national childhood cancer research programs, one of the largest private donations to pediatric oncology cancer research in Canada
A $500,000 donation to the new Pediatric Oncology Research Tower at Toronto Sick Kids Hospital (part of our $1 Million commitment over 5 years)
Sold out events for Tour for Kids Alberta, Ontario and our inaugural Tour for Kids Atlantic, as well as many of our Inside Ride events,
Increased participation and fundraising across our events in 2011
Continue to be the principal or major donor to many of the childhood cancer camps in Ontario, Alberta and Atlantic regions
Committed to be a significant financial commitment to support families undergoing the devastating financial burden of living with the battle against this disease
And funded a variety of other childhood cancer programs that will have a significant impact on kids well-being and survival
In total we will be distributing 100% of all our receiptable and non-receiptable donations for 2011, unheard of for a organization of our size and scope!
What We Fund
Since its inception, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation has raised over $25 million to support charities across Canada that collectively help children across this country fighting this devastating disease.
Where The Money Goes
Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation distributes donations to both local and national cancer programs to provide a total 360 degree level of support:
Distribution of Donations 2011
Amount of Donations
Essential RESEARCH and Canadian wide standards of care in a joint effort with the council representing the 17 pediatric oncology centres (C17) across Canada
$750,000 to the C17 for research (one of the largest cheques for pediatric oncology research in Canada)
Funding of the Pediatric Oncolgy floor in conjunction with Jenna's Angels at the Hospital for Sick Children
LOCAL RESEARCH, CLINICAL CARE AND SUPPORT PROGRAMS by pediatric oncology centres, camps and charities across Canada
$400,000 distributed across Canada to support local programs and initiatives important to the community
CHILDHOOD CANCER CAMPING and year round survivorship programs for kids impacted by cancer (including isolated rural areas)
Approximately $2,500,000 to Camp Trillium, Camp Oochigeas and Camp Quality (Ontario), Kids Cancer Care (Alberta), and Camp Delight, Camp Goodtime and Lions Sick Children's Fund (Atlantic region)
SCHOLARSHIPS, TUTORING AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE for childhood cancer survivors
$133,000 to Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario for SAVTI (Successful Academic and Vocational Transition Initiative)
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER FAMILY PROGRAMS for families whose financial resources have been drained by the impact of the long term care of child impacted by cancer
$400,000 to Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario for POFAP (Pediatric Oncology Financial Assistance Program)
$25,000 for Cottage Dreams
$50,000 for OPACC (Ontario Parents Advocating for Children With Cancer) to fund a Parent Liaison Program