TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2017
Over $44 Million has been distributed since 2004 to improve the lives of children and their families living with cancer
TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation (CTCACF) - Canada's largest national charity devoted to fighting childhood cancer - announced today the disbursement of $4.1M to a variety of childhood cancer charities across Canada, helping fund important survivorship, research and family support programs in every province. These funds represent CTCACF's fundraising activities for 2016, with 100 percent of receipted donations disbursed directly to designated charities.
"The funds we raise are critical in supporting programs that can improve the survival rates and the quality of life for children and their families living with this terrible disease that takes more Canadian kids than all other diseases," said Jeff Rushton, Co-Founder, Passsionate Volunteer and Board Chair, CTCACF. "I'm grateful and humbled by the hard work of our volunteers and the generosity of sponsors, whose contributions allow our Foundation to distribute 100 percent of receiptable donations directly to the worthy charities who count on us to help them deliver services, conduct research and provide treatment in support of these kids and their families."
The $4.1m was distributed to over 40 charities at the local, regional and national level in each province across Canada. Recipient organizations include pediatric oncology hospital units for research programs, childhood cancer camping organizations who deliver support programs and camping experiences for kids & their families going through the disease, and organizations supporting the financial and other needs of patients and their families throughout the cancer journey.
1,700 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer every year and childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in Canadian children. For the 75 percent of childhood cancer patients who beat the disease, over 50 percent suffer late effects of the disease and treatment. Childhood cancers are very different from adult cancers and rarely benefit from general cancer research. At the same time, the detection and treatment of childhood cancer places unique demands on our healthcare system.
CTCACF raises funds through a series of high quality, memorable, physically challenging, national and regional events that encourage active lifestyles and engage sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers.
CTCACF Events for 2017:
Hero Ride June 3rd-4th
Bike for Tykes June 15th
Tour for Kids Alberta July 14th-16th
Tour for Kids Atlantic July 29th-30th
Tour for Kids Ontario August 18th-20th
Ride for Karen Aug 27th
Sears National Kids Cancer Ride Sept 6th-23rd
Knobby Tire Trek for Kids Sept 22nd-23rd
Tour d'Epicure Sept 30th
Various Inside Rides throughout the year
About Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation
As Canada's only national charity devoted to fighting childhood cancer, Coast To Coast Against Cancer ensures 100% of receiptable funds raised go toward improving the survival rate and quality of life of children and their families impacted by cancer. Funds are raised by conducting memorable events that encourage active and healthy lifestyles. From cycling rides to team-building activities, children across the country benefit from the generous support of our sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers. www.beyondkidscancer.ca
SOURCE Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation
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