Across Europe, approximately 35,000 children and adolescents under the age of 18 are newly diagnosed with cancer each year; in Germany, approximately 2,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in children each year. The chances of cure have improved considerably in recent years as a result of intensive research and now stand at over 80 percent. However, this positive rate also shows that there remains work to be done. In order to give every child a chance to beat cancer, further research projects as well as collaborations between hospitals and research institutions are necessary.
And that is where we come in.
The goal of Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe is to support projects that benefit children with cancer and their families, both in therapy and in aftercare. We aim to strengthen national and international networks that research the causes of tumor and blood diseases in childhood and adolescence. Our goal is to strengthen diagnostics and treatment as well as holistic psychosocial care.
We fund research projects – by financing personnel or state-of-the-art equipment – as well as medical and psychosocial projects to improve the chances of recovery for children with the disease.
We support projects and measures that aim to improve patients’ quality of life to the highest possible level.
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IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AT A GLANCE
Why is the foundation called "Juno"?
Derived from the Roman goddess Juno, our name stands for the themes of children and care. And these are the pillars on which Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe (Juno childhood cancer foundation) stands: It focuses on the special care that is needed in the case of a sick child.
When was Stiftung Juno established?
Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe (formerly Stiftung Kinderkrebshilfe Mainz) was established in 2011 and has funded numerous projects while keeping a low public profile. In 2021, Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe took off into a new dimension: From now on, the foundation will network supraregional, national and international projects that have one common goal: To defeat childhood cancer.
Who is behind Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe?
We were founded as part of Kinderkrebshilfe Mainz e.V. Today, our foundation is financed entirely by donations.
Our Compliance Policy
Information about Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe in accordance with its voluntary commitment under the “Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft” (Transparent Civil Society initiative).
1. Name, registered office, address and year of foundation
Name: Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe
Registered office: Mainz
Address: Alte Gärtnerei 2, 55128 Mainz, Germany
Founding year: 2011
Contact: Stephanie Janzarik, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Complete statutes as well as information on the objectives of our organization
General information on the objectives of Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe.
3. Information about the tax benefit
Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe is recognized as a non-profit organization. You can find the corresponding notice of exemption under this link Freistellungsbescheid_Stiftung_Juno_Kinderkrebshilfe_2023 (German only).
4. Name and function of key decision-makers
5. Activity Report
With the decision to rename Stiftung Kinderkrebshilfe Mainz, the foundation stone for Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe was laid in 2020. With this, it was clear: the foundation is to grow from now on with more public relations work and active fundraising. The organizational milestones, such as the official decision on a (digital) general meeting, the processing of the amendment of the statutes via the ADD or the entry in the foundation register were made. In addition, the corporate design (logo, stationery, etc.) was worked out and the URLs for the website were secured, so that nothing stood in the way of active foundation work from 2021. In January 2022, Stephanie Janzarik joined us as Managing Director. She spends 100% of her time on the foundation’s growth. Please see our annual report for what has happened since.
6. Personnel structure
The Board of Directors is formed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Faber (Professor of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and Head of the Children’s Cancer Center at the University Medicial Center Mainz) and Eric Schierholz (Tax Consultant and Partner of Grimm & Schierholz Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB). The board works 100% on a voluntary basis. The team is supported by employees of Kinderkrebshilfe Mainz e.V. for administration and communication. Donations of Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe are therefore (as of 08/2021) not used for personnel costs.
7. Information on the source of funds
Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe is 100% funded by traditional donations.
8. Information on the use of funds
Annual Report 2021 Jahresabschluss Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe 2021 (German only)
9. Affiliation with third parties under company law
Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe was established in 2011 by Kinderkrebshilfe Mainz e.V.. It is a public foundation under civil law with legal capacity. There is no affiliation with third parties under company law.
10. Names of legal entities whose annual payments represent more than 10% of the total annual budget
None. There are currently no donors whose annual contributions account for at least 10% of total income.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- Childhood cancer should be curable. Every child, regardless of its origin, should have the chance to be cured.
- The treatment methods should be gentle and interfere as little as possible with children’s daily lives.
- The affected families should always have access to psychological counselling and should not suffer any financial disadvantage due to their child’s illness.
- New forms of therapy must be developed to ensure a full, long-term recovery.
- Medical care and the state-of-the-art research at the highest level depend on professional international exchange.
- It is essential to ensure a child-friendly atmosphere and a caring environment that makes even in a clinical setting.
- Every case of childhood cancer is one too many, and every child deserves the best possible treatment to get better.
Stiftung Juno Kinderkrebshilfe is fully committed to working to achieving these goals.