About us

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to collecting money to prevent and combat cancer diseases in children. The Childhood Cancer Foundation operates exclusively on the basis of donations from individuals and the private sector, and receives no grants from the national government, the municipalities or the county councils.

MISSION AND TASKS

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation works to fight childhood cancer and ensures that affected children, youth and their families receive the care and the support they need. Donations are used for research and education, advice and support, and information.

The Foundation does this by: 

  • supporting basic research and clinical research on childhood cancer
  • supporting the development of new investigation and treatment methods
  • supporting researchers’ and healthcare workers’ further training and sharing of experience
  • supporting affected families on a nationwide level
  • providing information about cancer diseases in children and their ramifications.

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation is also the coordinating body and national umbrella association for the country’s six regional childhood cancer associations.

VISION AND GOALS

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation’s vision is to eradicate childhood cancer. Our core values are hope, courage and responsibility:

  • we are driven by hope, and we see the positive elements in what is often a turbulent everyday life
  • we have the courage to face cancer and to fight it
  • we take responsibility for supporting affected families, and continuing to work toward realising our vision.

Read more! Download the Annual report and review of 2012 (PDF)

Cancer facts

Every year, about 300 children and young people in Sweden develop some form of cancer, and around 1,000 children and young people are in treatment. In the world, approximately 250,000 children and young people get cancer every year.

Cancer facts

Information for researchers

Applications are assessed on the basis of scientific quality, research team competence, and relevance for childhood cancer.

Information for researchers

Contact

Find contact information such as address, telephone number and the secretariat opening hours.

Contact

Donate

The Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation raises funds to support efforts to prevent and fight cancer in children.

Donate

History

On January 1st in 1982, representatives of the seven children’s cancer associations in Sweden met and formed the Swedish Childhood Cancer Foundation.

History