The KiKa Foundation
Every year, more than 550 children in the Netherlands develop cancer. At this moment, 75% of these children are cured, but sadly, 1 in 4 still die from the disease.
Stichting Kinderen Kankervrij (the Children Cancerfree Foundation) was founded in 2002 by Frits Hirschstein and Maarten Stoopendaal. What prompted them to do so? A request by professor Rob Pieters and professor Huib Caron for more financing for research into childhood cancer.
Why is research into child cancer so important?
Every year, more than 550 children in the Netherlands develop cancer. At this moment, 75% of these children are cured, but sadly, 1 in 4 still die from the disease. Cancer is the number 1 cause of death by disease among children. We have to do better, and we can do better. Our goal is to raise the percentage to 95%.
What does KiKa do?
KiKa is the only charity in the Netherlands that researches all forms of childhood cancer. KiKa raises funds for innovative research and other activities in the field of childhood cancer, aimed at reducing the pain caused by treatments, increasing the number of recoveries and enhancing the quality of life at a higher age. Furthermore, KiKa focuses on education about childhood cancer.
The Princess Máxima Center
There are many different forms of childhood cancer. Each of these forms occurs rarely, which means that specific knowledge is needed for any treatment. Until recently, research and treatment was carried out at seven different university hospitals. Due to this fragmented approach, it was difficult to build up experience and train specialists. For that reason the Princess Máxima Center for pediatric oncology was built. Care for all childhood cancer patients in The Netherlands is concentrated within this building. This is the largest research and care centre in Europe for children suffering from cancer. KiKa makes this possible as the main financing institution of the Princess Máxima Center.
Support KiKa now and help to fight childhood cancer!
Your donation will be used for:
- Scientific research into curing childhood cancer
- Improving the quality of treatments
- Reducing side effects after treatments
- Supporting the Princess Máxima Center
- Education about childhood cancer
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