About Coast to Coast

Mission

We raise funds by conducting a series of high quality, memorable, physically challenging, national and regional events that encourage active and healthy lifestyles and engage sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers. From cycling rides to team-building activities, we raise needed funding for worthy childhood cancer charities whose programs support children with cancer and their families.

Vision

Our vision is a world beyond kids cancer. As Canada’s leading national charity devoted to fighting childhood cancer, Coast to Coast Against Cancer ensures 100% of receipted donations are invested in improving the survival rate and quality of life of children and their families impacted by cancer.

Principles

  • Our work is largely volunteer-based
  • Our goal is to distribute 100% of individual receipted donations to the charities we support
  • Event costs and Foundation expenses are supported by our corporate sponsors, registration fees and volunteer staff
  • Our work strives to bridge and encourage collaboration amongst childhood cancer researchers, doctors, agencies, charities and service providers
  • Our work focuses on the areas of greatest need, where we can make a real impact and drive measurable progress in the fight against childhood cancer: research, quality of life and family support

Donations

Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation commits to distribute 100% of receipted donations to the programs and charities that improve the survival rates and quality of life of children and their families living with and beyond cancer

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About Childhood Cancer

In Canada, 1700 children and youths between the ages of birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer each year. Although great strides in treatment and care have been made, childhood cancer is still the leading disease-related cause of death for Canadian children. While over 75% of children survive cancer, more than 50% of survivors of childhood cancer face late effects of their disease and treatment, including neurocognitive impairments, sterility and secondary cancers. Childhood cancer has a devastating effect on parents, siblings, extended family, friends and communities everywhere.

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Governance and Principles

The Board of Directors will be accountable for the management of incoming donations and the administration of grants to deserving cancer organizations. The governance structure has two main functions:

  • A grant application process that evaluates all incoming grant applications and reviews program effectiveness of funding recipients
  • An event review process that evaluates all event budgets to ensure maximum leverage of in-kind donations, corporate sponsorship fees and volunteer efforts

Each of these process are overseen by members of the Board of Directors

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