Did you know that this year we are celebrating 20 incredible years of fundraising, fun events, and supporting families financially and emotionally through a childhood cancer diagnosis!?
Things have changed and grown over the years, but the heart of our organization has remained the same. To commemorate 20 years we are going to introduce you to the folks that keep CCFSupport running behind the scenes to continue to raise funds and help deserving families.
Childhood Cancer Family Support Society (“CCFS”) (formerly British Columbia Childhood Cancer Parents’ Association was incorporated as a non-profit society in 2003 and received charitable tax status from Canada Revenue Agency in 2004. The members and directors are predominantly persons whose children are in active cancer treatment, off treatment, long term survivors or who have died from their illness.
One of our main goals is to help families who have children with cancer and who are struggling financially by providing them with financial assistance. CCFS is unique in that it provides timely funding for day-to-day expenses for the cases where need is determined to be imminent, on a confidential basis, leaving families to substantially make decisions on allocation of the expenses with a view to allowing them to preserve their independence and dignity.
CCFS is a provincial organization and assists families throughout British Columbia. We work closely with the social workers at B.C. Children’s Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Victoria General Hospital Pediatric Oncology Departments who identify the families who are struggling the most.