Childhood Cancer Campaign

"Providing the Care ... Finding the Cure"


Optimist Cancer Research Initiative with Johns Hopkins Optimist International has met a $1 million commitment to fund an Endowed Research Fellowship at Johns Hopkins. Clubs may donate funds restricted to CCC Research to play an important role in finding the cure.

In the video below, a young cancer survivor talks about what Optimist International's contributions to Johns Hopkins have meant to her personally. The video was shown at the 2010 Optimist International Convention.


Did you know that each year more than 12,000 children and teenagers will be diagnosed with cancer? Did you also know that one in every 330 Americans develops cancer before the age of 20? Due to statistics such as these, Optimist Clubs are encouraged to participate in this program by building awareness of the disease, providing assistance to childhood cancer patients and their families and supporting research to find a cure.

The CCC program model is built to accentuate four areas of service on which Members can focus:

    * Support to children diagnosed and receiving treatment for cancer
    * Support to families and care partners of children with cancer
    * Support to health care and service providers
    * Support for cancer research

For more in-depth CCC information, read the CCC Overview or the CCC Operations Manual. To learn about the CCC’s commitment to research, check out the Optimist Cancer Research Initiative with Johns Hopkins.


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