Special news: Care leave comes into force
Children with cancer need parents by their side to accompany them intensively over a long period of time – an extremely difficult situation for working mothers and fathers. This is why Childhood Cancer Switzerland has worked, with great success, at the political level to ensure that families are better protected by law. The new federal law on improving the compatibility of working and caring for family members is coming into force in 2021. Find out more here.
Fields of action
In the fight against childhood cancer, we are active throughout Switzerland in the following areas with our own projects, awareness campaigns, political commitment on behalf of those affected, a national contact point for long-term survivors and financial support for our member organisations.
Award for childhood cancer research
Childhood Cancer Switzerland awards a research prize of 25,000 Swiss francs.
Alessio cycles the Mittelland Route
The Minoggio family collecting donations for Childhood Cancer Switzerland.
“It pulled the rug out from under our feet”
Susanne Mattle Rohrer with her daughter Malin
“My work begins with the very first contact”
Eva Maria Tinner, MD
“There’s one thing I wish every former childhood cancer patient: good health”
Christina Schindera, MD