40 years German Cancer Aid Foundation (Deutsche Krebshilfe e. V.)

German-wide anniversary tour

The German Cancer Aid Foundation marked its 40th anniversary in 2014 in line with the motto "draw the curtain for life" ("Vorhang auf für’s Leben").

As part of its Germany wide-tour across all the federal states, German Cancer Aid disseminated information about ongoing projects and campaigns during 15 cities. At the same time, this organization seized the opportunity to thank the general public for decades of support.

The truck tour was launched on 10 May in Berlin. Its last stop, at the Friedensplatz in Bonn, was on 28 September. The MOST-truck used by this cancer charity featured an open and inviting event stage. The truck was used not only for public address purposes and the music acts; it also transported all of the campaign equipment.

German Cancer Aid has been promoting the interests of cancer patients for over 40 years. This non-profit organization was founded on 25 September 1974. Its mission is to defeat cancer in all its forms.

Every year, about 500.000 people are diagnosed with cancer; 1.800 of them are children and adolescents under the age 15. To help them and their families is the primary concern of German Cancer Aid.

Helping. Researching. Informing. With this motto in mind, the organization supports projects aimed at improving prevention and early detection, therapy, follow-up care as well as psycho-social care and support, including self-help initiatives for cancer patients. German Cancer Aid and the "Dr. Mildred Scheel Stiftung" foundation for cancer research support numerous innovative research projects whose collective objective is to develop new therapies and diagnostic procedures for cancer.

German Cancer Aid provides public information on the subject of cancer and the possibilities of prevention and early detection. It sees itself as an advocate of cancer patients and campaigns for optimal support for cancer patients in Germany across the entire medical field and all levels of health policy. German Cancer Aid is financed exclusively from donations by private persons. It does not receive public funding.