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Donation campaign "Worscht meets Riwwelkuche"

The initiators of the financing campaign to benefit DKFZ (left), image to the right: "Riwwelkuche" (sweet cake).
© Michaela Hamm-Kahle, Henriette Risch

Under this unusual slogan, donations for cancer research were collected in Weiterstadt and Braunshardt on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The reason was the illness of a young man from Weiterstadt: Philip, 27 years old, was diagnosed with blood cancer for the second time. The bakery "Best" and the butcher shops "Hamm", "Marienhof", "Rieß" (restaurant "Zur schönen Aussicht") and "Ernst Hamm" came together to offer their help. The five traditional businesses offered house made specialties beginning at a minimum donation price of 3.50 EUR. By purchasing a generous slice of "Riwwelkuche" (a sweet cake) or a strip of "Bräuschter Lewwerworscht" (a special sausage) one could support this good cause. Altogether the fundraising campaign provided 6,000 EUR for cancer research. The German Cancer Research Center offers its warm-hearted thanks to all of the people who donated as well as to the organizers for their extraordinary commitment.

In the photo viewed from left to right: The initiators Henriette Risch (Bakery Best), Michaela Hamm-Kahle (Butcher Shop Hamm), Ernst Hamm (Butcher Shop Hamm, Braunshardt), Christel Göckel (butcher and innkeeper of the restaurant "Zur schönen Aussicht") as well as the famous "Riwwelkuche" (a sweet cake).

New donation from the Association For Children with Cancer Odenwald e.V.

July 2018
© Association For Children with Cancer Odenwald e.V.

For many years now, the Association for Children with Cancer Odenwald e.V. has been engaged in cancer research. At the end of June 2018 a charity golf tournament was held once again to gather donations in support of children's oncology. The "teeing off for a good cause" yielded an impressive result: The Association donated 10,000 EUR to the Department of Pediatric Oncology. It's director Prof. Olaf Witt, was on site to present a lecture on the latest research findings. The 1st and 2nd Chairpersons of the Association, Jacqueline Wörner and Volker Scheuermann, presented the donation. So far, the association has donated a total of 100,000 EUR for pediatric oncology. DKFZ extends its heartfelt thanks for such an impressive sum and for the ongoing support!

The 1. PBC Bruchsal organizes charity tournament to benefit cancer research

February 2018
© PBC Bruchsal

In memory of a deceased club member, the 1.PBC Bruchsal, together with the Billiard-Sports Park Bruchsal, staged the “1. Mladen Mesic Memorial Tournament“. Mladen Mesic was a long time member of the Billiard club and died of severe lung cancer in August 2016. In acknowledgement of his commitment to cancer prevention when he was alive, the club organized the charity tournament in support of cancer research. Part of the donation proceeds was given to Mladen and his family for the embellishment of his grave. The bulk of the proceeds, generated from registration fees as well as additional donations, the club donated to cancer research. With a generous additional contribution the sum was brought up to a round figure of 2,000 EUR and forwarded to the German Cancer Research Center.
We are very pleased by the club’s initiative and would like to thank all participants and donors for their support!

Art for cancer research – "Metamorphosis" exhibition

February 2018
© Jutta Jung / DKFZ

The Stuttgart artist Richild von Holtzbrinck donated a series of her oil paintings and drawings to the German Cancer Research Center. The oil paintings depict the artist before and after her breast cancer operations, capturing on canvas with brush and paint how her body was altered by the disease. Together with these self-studies, the artist donated to DKFZ drawings she created of fellow patients during her stay at the clinic. The sculpture in bronze "Amazone" by the French artist Frédérique Edy completed the installation. Richild von Holtzbrinck also generously presented this piece to DKFZ.

On February 28, 2018 DKFZ board members Prof. Michael Baumann and Prof. Josef Puchta, opened the exhibition "Metamorphosis" together with the artist and expressed their gratitude for this extraordinarily generous donation. The exhibition is now permanently installed at the German Cancer Research Center.

Two years fundraising campaign "FCKCNCR"

February 2018
© Tina Willert / FCKCNCR

It's now two years since FCKCNCR has made its outstanding commitment to cancer research. With the sale of handmade bracelets the two founders hope to draw attention to cancer disease and to express solidarity for those affected. At the same time they help support cancer research, by donating the profits to the German Cancer Research Center. This initiative has developed enormously over the past two years. The total sum donated to DKFZ now amounts to 20,000 euro! We want to offer our warm-hearted thanks to both founders for this unique action. We are also very pleased that so many people have supported them in their promotion of cancer research by purchasing bracelets.

You can learn more about the history of FCKCNCR in the current issue of “einblick” – there you will find an interview with the two initiators of the fundraising campaign.

#technogegenkrebs (techno against cancer) – Donations for cancer research

February 2018
© Dagmar Jarek / DKFZ

Because he has been diagnosed with cancer, Steven Frind can no longer adequately practice his profession as a nurse. With the founding of his own music publishing house, the techno DJ has fulfilled a dream and at the same time supports cancer research. At his first techno event in Berlin he collected donations for DKFZ. We are very happy about the donation campaign and would like to thank Steven Frind and all of those who contributed.

The photo shows Steven Frind and his fiancée Laura Grzymski at the donation ceremony in DKFZ.

Donation for Paediatric Oncology
Donation for Paediatric Oncology

January 2018
© Jutta Jung / DKFZ

Senior physician Dr. Till Milde from the Department of Paediatric Oncology received once again a symbolic cheque from Jenny and Marcel Bilger, who presented the generous donation with their children Rosa, Paul and Thea. As in previous years this was made possible because many people living near the family's place of residence have become engaged in cancer research and got involved in diverse money raising activities. Dr. Milde expressed his warmest thanks for the visit and for the considerable donation in support of children's oncology.


„Ein Herz für Kinder“ Spendengala 2017

The ZDF show "Ein Herz für Kinder" also called for donations for cancer research. Eight-year-old Antonia has been suffering from a brain tumor for four years. The "Hopp Children's Cancer Center at the NCT Heidelberg" (KiTZ) now allows her a novel, targeted therapy - with good chances of recovery. Antonia is treated by Professor Olaf Witt and his team. Witt is the Director of the Translational Program at the KiTZ, Chief Medical Officer at the Heidelberg University Hospital and Head of the Clinical Cooperation Unit "Pediatric Oncology" at DKFZ.
Many thanks to all who have supported this important work with donations!

Source: „BILD / ZDF – Ein Herz für Kinder 2017“

Benefit dance concert in support of cancer research

November 2017
© Dagmar Jarek / DKFZ

Alicia Schwaiger 17 from Ubstadt Weiher organized a very special event: To Swing Into Action - in the literal sense of the word. On October 7th in order to raise funds for cancer research she organized the first charity dance concert in the surrounding area. And this with great success: On that evening numerous regional hip-hop, break-dance and jazz-dance groups performed including even top class world championship winners. Alicia not only did the planning, organization and moderation of the evening, but she actively participated and danced on stage. Active support was provided by the "Hardtseegugga Ubstadt-Weiher", a carnival music group, which helped to set-up, dismantle and host the event. In addition, Alicia was able to win numerous sponsors. A total of 7,000 EUR was raised for cancer research – an impressive sum, which reflects the success of the event and the outstanding commitment of Alicia Schwaiger. Many guests encouraged her after the event to organize it again next year.
The organizer (middle) came to DKFZ in person to present the check. Alicia Schwaiger together with her mother (left), Waltraud Dieckelt and Diana Stier from Hardtseegugga (right) presented the symbolic check to Alexandra Stumpf from DFKZ. The German Cancer Research Center would like to express its sincere thanks for the generous support and exceptional commitment.

TempoRatio donates to cancer research as an alternative to customer gifts

November 2017
© Jutta Jung / DKFZ

Markus Siebert presented a donation to cancer research on behalf of TempoRatio, a personnel service provider based in Schwetzingen, Germany. TempoRatio traditionally dispenses with Christmas customer gifts, and donates instead for charitable causes to organizations in the region, suggested by their employees. Prof. Josef Puchta, the commercial director of the German Cancer Research Center expressed his sincere thanks to the management and personnel at TempoRatio for their generous gesture and confidence in the work of DKFZ.

The DLFH Association Pfalz e.V. has once again contributed a generous donation

Oktober 2017

During their visit to DKFZ the executive board of DLFH Association Pfalz e.V. once again presented a very generous donation. This year the association is supporting research work of the clinical cooperation unit Pediatric Oncology with 12,000 EUR. On behalf of his team and the children and adolescents under his care, Prof. Olaf Witt (center) thanked the association members for the generous sum of money they raised through their numerous activities.

The donation was presented by Dragan Somborac, Manuela Eichin, Heidi Böhmer, and Jürgen Böhmer (from left to right).

Successful benefit concert in support of cancer research

August 2017
© private

After his brother was diagnosed with cancer, Frank Kötting started an initiative for cancer research. He organized "Rock on the Wied", a charity concert to raise donations for further research into CUP-Syndrome. Even the organizer and his family were amazed by the overwhelming success of the concert. Altogether the event raised the impressive sum of 13,146.57 EUR. Alexandra Stumpf gladly accepted the invitation to Waldbreitbach to be presented with the check. On behalf of the German Cancer Research Center she expressed her heartfelt thanks for the commitment and the very generous donation.

A milestone: donation campaign FCKCNCR

July 2017

FCKCNCR in Hamburg has supported cancer research since February 2016. Through the sale of handmade bracelets the founders of this initiative want to draw attention to cancer disease, helping to free it from its taboos. At the same time they want to advance cancer research. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to cancer research. In July 2017 the 10,000 EUR mark was reached! The German Cancer Research Center would like to offer their sincere thanks for this extraordinary initiative and the impressive sum that was raised. We are very pleased to have FCKCNCR as a lasting supporter of cancer research at our side.

Live your dream as long as you can! Donation campaign in Büren in support of DKFZ

June 2017
© Erna Berg

The wife, friends and neighbours of the late Andreas (Andy) Kothöfer got together in his memory and organized a fundraising campaign in support of DKFZ. It was a long cherished dream of Andreas Kothöfer and his friend to serve food to passing strollers and cyclists on the Büren city bridge. Now his friends have made this dream a reality. The campaign took place on Sunday, June 25th, with the help of numerous supporters and a food van provided for the occasion. Many people came by and supported the action despite the bad weather. The proceeds from the sale as well as all donations will be used for cancer research. The organizers hope through their action more people will have a better chance of being healed than Andy had. The German Cancer Research Center would like to express its sincere thanks to all the initiators and donators who helped raise the total sum of 1,225 EUR.

7th DKFZ Charity-Run „Heidelberg Runs for Cancer Research“

May 2017
© Uwe Anspach / DKFZ

This year's DKFZ charity run took place on Sunday, May 28, 2017. We are very pleased that approximately 500 runners and walkers participated despite the hot weather. Their engagement will support cancer research at the German Cancer Research Center. We would like to offer our many thanks to all those who participated. We would also like to thank our supporters and sponsors. They have donated fitness and leisure equipment that were awarded to the participants at the end with the intention to motivate them to keep active.

Walter Frick GmbH donations

April 2017
© Walter Frick GmbH

Walter Frick GmbH has once again decided to make a donation to the German Cancer Research Center. The advancement of cancer research is a matter of great concern for the entrepreneur from Leibertingen. The photo (right and left) shows Mr. and Mrs. Frick presenting the donation check. On behalf of the German Cancer Research Center, Alexandra Stumpf expressed her heartfelt thanks for their generous support!

Fundraising campaign on the occasion of World Cancer Day 2017

February 2017
© Liselotte-Gymnasium Mannheim

On the occasion of World Cancer Day, February 4th, the students at Liselotte Gymnasium in Mannheim collected donations for cancer research. They sold hand made blue ribbons at school and donated the money to the German Cancer Research Center.
The photograph was taken during the presentation of the donation at "Lilo". The attendees were Michelle Mechler, Niko Vasiliadis Hannah Meder and Franziska Welker from SMV (student council) and Alexandra Stumpf from DKFZ (in the center).
The German Cancer Research Center would like to offer its heartfelt thanks to all of the students for their fundraising initiative!

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