cause & impact.

The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Known for their research, ACS does so much more by attacking cancer from every angle. ACS promotes healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer, while researching cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments. ACS fights for lifesaving policy changes and provides everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for those who have been touched by cancer.

The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to improving and saving lives. They live this commitment by always looking for new ways to prevent cancer, find it early and treat it more successfully. By taking a comprehensive approach against cancer, the Canadian Cancer Society sets itself apart from other cancer charities. CCS is also the only national charity that supports all Canadians living with all cancers across the country.

Our mission: the children. 

Despite medical advances, cancer in children and adolescents cannot always be cured. Two out of ten patients die of cancer.

The German Children's Cancer Foundation is doing everything to ensure that all children are cured in the future. It supports affected families and young adults who had cancer as children with information, advice and help in financial emergencies. 

The Foundation is successfully committed to constantly improving the chances of recovery, treatment methods, and the quality of life of children with cancer.

the odds

ACS and CCS funded research is improving the long-term mental and physical health for childhood cancer survivors.

340 research
projects funded

in leading-edge research supported through CCS in 2018.


in effect through the ACS in 2018.

641 clinical
trials funded

funded by CCS to support cancer research across 10 provinces in 2018.