|Kids living with cancer||10,000|
|Amount Donated (in 2016)||$4.1 Million|
|Event Participants (in 2016)||20,000|
|Percentage of receipted donations distributed||100%|
|Total Raised and Distributed (as of 2016)||Over $44 million|
In 2016, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation (CTCACF) celebrated another successful year, raising and distributing $4,100,000 for deserving childhood cancer charities across Canada! We could not have done this without our amazing sponsors, donors, volunteers and of course, participants.
Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation visited hundreds of communities across the country, engaged over 20,000 participants in our events, worked with hundreds of volunteers and accepted over 75,000 individual donations. We have raised millions of dollars for childhood cancer and we have distributed 100% of all receipted donations to the cancer charities we support across Canada. Together, we are making a meaningful difference in the lives of thousands of children and their families living with and beyond cancer.
Funds raised from the Tour d’Epicure 1-day cycling event is committed to the rebuilding of the adventure high ropes course at Camp Trillium’s Rainbow Lake location in Waterford, Ontario and making it accessible to children in wheelchairs. Camp programs provide children and their families an opportunity to experience normal childhood activities in a fun and safe environment. The high ropes course provides a level of inclusiveness, learning, physical activity and team work previously unavailable to children in wheelchairs. It engages the child’s mind and body in a fun and healthy way as well as encouraging problem solving, team work and boosting their confidence.
The areas of funds attribution for our 3rd Party events is as varied as the events themselves. These amazing golfing, paddling, cycling and social events spear-headed by people with a passion to do great things for children with cancer and their families fund programs across Canada from Victoria to Nova Scotia. The programs vary from ground-breaking research to financial assistance, from family therapy to camp infrastructure and from clinical trials to a week of free summer camp for the whole family.
$204,217.62 to Childhood Cancer Camps
$381,399.25 to Research
$41,891.00 to Financial & Family Support
In 2016 we distributed funds to more than forty childhood cancer organizations all across Canada. These organizations are making a difference for children with cancer: hospitals care for children and conduct research into new treatments and cures for childhood cancer; the childhood cancer camps help kids and their families forget what they’re going through and enjoy just being a kid again; and many organizations that provide the support programs, including financial, to help families when their children are fighting cancer.
In 2016, Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation distributed $4,100,000 to organizations in every province in Canada, from British Columbia to Newfoundland and Labrador, that have committed to helping children with cancer and their families:
The funds raised and distributed by Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation are positively and measurably impacting the lives of children with cancer and their families. Our mission is to fund organizations and programs that;
Learn more about the impact of the investment in these programs:
In 2016, Tour For Kids and the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride each raised more than $1 million, while the Inside Ride raised over $1.5 million. In addition, many passionate champions and advocates of childhood cancer programs organized events such as Bike for Tykes (which raised a record $320,000 toward research at SickKids), the Ride For Karen team, the Fan Expo team with their Breakfast with the Stars event, and many other amazing events.
The vision of Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation is a world beyond kids cancer. The reality is that children will continue to be diagnosed with cancer, that parents will continue to be told “You child has cancer”. To help children and parents navigate through this maelstrom of pain, suffering, stress and strain, we remain committed to our mission of improving the quality of life and health outcomes of children living with and beyond cancer. Our goal is to ensure that every child with cancer and their families all across Canada have access to the programs and support that help them through their journey.
As a fundraising organization, we raise funds which in turn are distributed to organizations that deliver childhood cancer support and research programs. The three core areas that we fund are: 1) childhood cancer research conducted at children’s hospitals and childhood cancer research centres, 2) quality of life programs such as camps, for children and their families, and 3) family support programs that help offset some of the financial burdens faced by families with children with cancer.
As such these are our goals:
2017 – New fundraising programs and increased funding
During 2017 we are investing in new fundraising programs that will drive additional fundraising in existing regions and new fundraising in new regions. Overall, our goal is to increase funding of programs to over $5 million in 2017. We will also modify our staffing model so that Board members and staff will be more involved with pediatric oncology research committees. This will provide us with a clearer understanding of where increased gift giving can impact the health outcomes of children with cancer.
2018 – Expand fundraising and program funding into new regions of Canada
Our mid-term goal is to drive existing and new fundraising programs in other major regions of Canada such and British Columbia, Alberta and the Maritimes. This will result in program funding across these regions that will more closely relate to population distributions. This means that a key goal is to increase fundraising in these regions by $500,000 or 50% over 2016 (estimated at $1 million in 2016) and increase program funding in those regions by similar amounts. An additional mid-term goals is to bring our program funding in balance: 33% for research; 33% for quality of life; and 33% for family support.
2021 – National coverage will enable support for every child in Canada
Our long-term goal is to be established as a national leader in fundraising and childhood cancer program funding all across Canada. Our 2021 goal is to raise over $10 million and to support childhood cancer programs in every region in Canada. This is an increase of more than 100% over 2015 program funding. This will ensure that every child and family in Canada that faces cancer will be supported, will have access to the best treatment and will have every opportunity for the best quality of life during and following treatment.
Our volunteers and sponsors make it possible for us to achieve our commitment to distribute 100% of receipted donations. We strive to advance both our volunteer and sponsor programs to ensure that we can continue to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. Expanding our sponsorship base, especially at the Foundation level, is critical for our sustainability and continued operation at the national level.
On behalf of the 10,000 families across Canada living with childhood cancer, we thank everyone who has contributed. You are making a difference.