The CCF Mission:
We fund Connecticut cancer patients throughout the state through our CT Cancer Patient Assistance Program, partnerships CT hospitals along with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Dana Farber in Boston. For the past 31 years, CCF has quietly granted over $5 million to more than 6,000 Connecticut families dealing with the financial hardship that often comes along with a cancer diagnosis.
We fund lifesaving lymphoma research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, from basic biology to prevention to treatment and to survivorship. In 1992, CCF began supporting lymphoma research with a $10,000 grant to John’s radiation oncologist – Dr. Joachim Yahalom; the commitment to support research has continued for the last 25 years, providing generous funding to support ongoing cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the direction of Dr. Joachim Yahalom, the physician who saved Connecticut Cancer Foundation founder, John Ellis’ life over 30 years ago. CCF has donated more than $2 million to support ongoing cancer research.
- 97% of marketing executives believe cause marketing is a valid business strategy. [2010 PRWeek/Barkley Cause Survey]
- When choosing between two brands of equal quality and price, 89% of U.S. consumers are likely to switch to a cause branded product. [2013 Cone Communications Social Impact Survey]
- When quality and price is equivalent, social purpose is the number one deciding factor for consumers globally. [2010 Edelman GoodPurpose Survey]
A new generation is demanding a new breed of campaign
- 64% of consumers say simply giving money away isn’t enough; they want corporations to integrate social impact directly into their business models (e.g. Buy One Give One campaigns).[2010 Edelman GoodPurpose Survey]
- 52% of consumers worldwide say they check product labels before buying to ensure the brand is committed to positive social and environmental impact. [2013 Cone Communications Social Impact Study]
Corporate-sponsored programs offer opportunities for individuals and corporations to participate in advancing the mission of the Connecticut Cancer Foundation. These initiatives make a significant difference to cancer awareness and an ongoing commitment to assist CT cancer patients – engaging corporate officers, employees and consumers.
To the Connecticut Cancer Foundation, a corporate partnership is vital to advancing the mission of the Foundation. By providing funding and public visibility, we are able to continue our grants to CT cancer patients, promote awareness and provide much-needed support to hundreds of patients annually living with cancer, their friends, families and caregivers.
If you are interested in learning more about how your company can become a corporate partner, please contact us.
Supporting these fundraising initiatives enables your company to be affiliated with an established non-profit organization with a proven track record for carrying out our mission. By partnering with CCF as a sponsor, your company can reach thousands of passionate CCF supporters.
We invite you to be a part of the various sponsorship and marketing opportunities CCF has to offer throughout the year. It is a tremendous opportunity to build brand loyalty, attract new customers and showcase your commitment to supporting your community.