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On Sunday 12 June 2022, the 2nd edition of CANGOLF took place at the Club de Bonmont.  Over a hundred players were present for a magnificent golf competition in aid of CANSEARCH!  Thank you to all the participants, to the main sponsor Banque Bordier and to the donors of the raffle prizes.


On Sunday, May 22, 2022, the 6th edition of the RACE FOR GIFT solidarity run and walk took place on the Mont-Blanc rotunda in Geneva, after a 2-year break due to the covid crisis.

With more than 60 participants committed to CANSEARCH, more than CHF 50’000 were collected to finance the CANHELP Support Fund, which aims to provide assistance to children with cancer and their families, treated in the Unit, as well as to children from Ukraine treated in the same department.

A huge THANK YOU to all the walkers, runners and donors, individuals and companies who made this day a magnificent sporting and charitable moment filled with emotions, joy and good humor!

See you next year for a new edition!


The concert of the Vocal and Instrumental Ensemble of Carouge in aid of CANSEARCH will finally take place, after several postponements due to covid, on Sunday 3 October 2021 at 5pm at the Temple de Saint-Gervais. Thanks to the tenacity of its organizer, Sylvie Cornaz, the choristers and musicians, this musical moment will delight the public present that evening. Many thanks for this wonderful vote of confidence!



To mark “Golden September”, the month of awareness for child cancer, Gian Cla Pinösch, co-founder of the TRIP TRAP escape game, organised a day of support, followed by an aperitif, in order to make our action known to a wider public. Thank you for this original action!




On the occasion of the 2021 edition of the “Country 2 Country 4 Cancer ride” in support of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), employees of Bristol Myers Squibb Switzerland cycled dozens of kilometres in support of CANSEARCH to raise awareness of the challenges of childhood cancer research and to raise funds for our mission.




Set up by Matthieu Caplain and his team, the SWIM4HOPE 2021 relay swim linked the Château de Chillon to the Bains des Pâquis in Geneva (100km), in order to support 3 organisations active in the field of child cancer, including CANSEARCH. More than 150 participants, experienced swimmers or simple amateurs, were present on 27, 28 or 29 August in order to achieve this magnificent feat in a very windy Lake Geneva. Congratulations to all the courageous participants!



A huge THANK YOU to Brigitte Crompton for organising this 5th edition of the CANWALK, and to all the sponsors in the Gstaad region who made this CANDO possible.

Article from Gstaad Life

Article published in the Saanen Anzeig (in German)



On the occasion of our 10th anniversary, the CANGOLF FOR CANSEARCH was held at the Bonmont Golf Club on Sunday, June 13, 2021 on a beautiful sunny day with the support of the Banque Bordier in Nyon. More than 100 players were present and showed their support to our mission for which we thank them warmly.
Thanks also to our volunteers who were present that day (Anne-Carole Dawance Aubert, Lylian and Sophie Kern, Caroline Rekik, Ann Huber-Sigwart, Valérie Steck, Diane Werren, Cathy Wintsch), to the photographers Ingrid Cox and Julien Gaspoz (Backbone), as well as to the companies who offered us raffle prizes. 



From 12 to 19 May 2021, more than 300 participants (privately or as part of a company team) ran or walked in the 1st edition of the CANRUN for CANSEARCH!

This action, organised by the Foundation in partnership with Runningeneva and with the support of sponsors (UBS, Swissroc, City of Geneva), made it possible to raise awareness of the issue of child cancer and to raise funds for research.

Starting from the emblematic La Tulipe building, where most of the researchers financed by CANSEARCH are based, different routes were offered to anyone wishing to support the cause. In addition, participants could also collect funds from their friends and family.



On the occasion of Cansearch’s 10th anniversary, Parkgest, as a loyal supporter of our foundation, wished to make our mission known to its customers, partners and suppliers, for which we are very grateful. Read the interview (in French) they published in their NEWSROOM here



As last year, the Children’s opticien Lulu et Nenette, is supporting the CANSEARCH Foundation by donating CHF 5 for each customer visit during the month of March 2021. We are very grateful to Lulu and Nenette for this generous gesture. An action that helps children to find the right glasses while helping to cure children with cancer: a nice symbol!



UBP sells works of art to the bank’s employees in support of CANSEARCH projects.  Over the years, UBP acquired a number of works of art that employees of the Bank in Geneva were able to purchase via an auction. The proceeds of the auction of some 170 works were donated to the Cansearch Foundation in order to support its research projects. A huge thank you to them for this very generous act.


Saturnales 2020: the sporting challenges, each organised individually due to the covid, raised CHF 5,000 which was donated to 3 associations, including CANSEARCH.  Congratulations and thanks to the Saturnal Committee for their energy and organisation and to all the medical students who took part in this great initiative!


Concert de l’Ensemble vocal et instrumental de Carouge (EVIC)

Due to the covid situation this concert for CANSEARCH had to be cancelled and postponed twice. The generous organizers remain hopeful that it can be held at a later date.



 Saturnales 2020

The medical students of the University of Geneva replaced their traditional evening with individual sports challenges. On this occasion, CANSEARCH was chosen as one of the charities for which these challenges were conducted. Thank you to all the athletes!


The Course des Ponts, initially planned for April, is back with a new proposal adapted to the current health situation: walking and afterwork races in small groups – from September 14-18, 2020.  The organizer, the RunningGeneva association, wishes to support the CANSEARCH Foundation and its medical research projects against childhood cancer, by offering all participants the opportunity to make a donation at the time of registration.

This is a great opportunity to help our cause while putting your trainers back on after a long period without an organized race. You can register for this action on the following website:

Thank you in advance for your participation and generosity, and have a great race!


Enjoying your summer while staying active for a great cause is possible. Why not set up the challenge of your choice and raise funds in your community, from now until September 30, 2020, to help advance medical research on childhood cancer. You will find all the details HERE. Thank you in advance for your precious help and solidarity!


The 13th edition of the Course des Ponts (Geneva Bridges) will take place on Sunday April 5, with support from the CANSEARCH Foundation for the launch of its children’s races. This running race is a unique race in downtown Geneva. This is a great opportunity to discover Geneva differently and help support the cause championed by CANSEARCH. Whether you are a 10 km runner, an 8 km walker, a child or parent, you can run in CANSEARCH colors to show your solidarity with children with cancer and their families, by making a donation of CHF 10 .- directly when you register on the site In addition, each participant is free to raise funds in favor of CANSEARCH. For this, each participant  can create their own donation collection page by linking it to that of the CANSEARCH Foundation, through the GivenGain platform (


M. Didier Fischer, from the Domaine des Trois Étoiles à Satigny, will hold a sale of Grands Crus on Saturday 7 March 2020 and profits are generously donated to the CANSEARCH Foundation, for which we are very grateful.



The online sales platform QoQa launched the 1st crowdfunding campaign in favor of medical research on pediatric cancer on the weekend of February 15, 2020 to celebrate International Child Cancer Day. A magnificent surge of solidarity within the QoQa community raised CHF 85,000 in favor of our GECCOS research project. A big thank you to all participants! Click here to see the article in Le Matin Dimanche (french only)


Children’s opticians Lulu & Nenette has decided to support CANSEARCH by generously donating part of its sales during the month of March to the foundation. We thank them for this generous action!


The concept store George, in Geneva, will sell CANSEARCH bracelets throughout the month of February to support our cause on the occasion of International Child Cancer Day on February 15. A nice way to publicize our mission!


WELLNESS ONLY in favor of CANSEARCH: Studio WellnessOnly offers yoga classes, especially for children and their parents, and wishes to donate part of its profits to CANSEARCH. Several actions are organized in February 2020. A great way to combine sport, a moment of family sharing and support for a noble cause. Thanks to WellnessOnly for its initiative!


For World Cancer Day on February 4, photographer Raphaël Lods organized a photo exhibition at Espace Jörg Brockmann


For the 2019 Coupe de Noël, the Prati family organized a group “SwimForTom” to courageously launch themselves into the lake in the middle of December in order to raise funds for the CANSEARCH Foundation. Thank you to all the participants for this magnificent feat!




Sophie Georjon, with her family and friends, created a CANSEARCH Group of over 100 runners and walkers of all ages for the Escalade Run raising funds for the foundation: bravo to all for their effort and generosity and here’s to the 2020 edition with even more people running for CANSEARCH.



“OFFER A SMILE”: From October 21 to November 2, 2019, all Okaïdi and Jacadi stores in Switzerland will donate the profits of the sale of their red noses to CANSEARCH. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the Okaïdi and Jacadi brands who are leading this great solidarity action for the second year in a row.



The Viva La Vie hair salon in support of the CANSEARCH Foundation will donate CHF 5.- from each visit of its customers throughout the month of October. A hairdressing session resulting in pleasure and generosity.



In September, the Union Bancaire Privée (UBP Geneva) launched, on its own initiative, the action “Tous en baskets” for the benefit of the CANSEARCH Foundation. Each employee has multiplied his steps during a solidarity day, counting a million steps in total, converted into a magnificent gift for our research projects. A huge thank you to UBP and all participants in this great action!



Tess Barbey and Camille Morton, two high school girls from the International School have produced a book gathering the testimonies of children from the Pediatric Oncology-Hematology Unit of the HUG in Geneva for a school project. The children, their parents and the Foundation are very grateful for their interest and hard work. 



As part of their Thesis, Tara and Eva conducted various awareness activities on childhood cancer research in their school as well as fundraising for our research projects. A big THANK YOU to them and their Director, Alain Moser, for this generous initiative!



On August 11, 2019, Jennifer Leuenberger, who works at VPI in Etoy, took up the big challenge of competing in her 1st triathlon in Nyon. She did so by raising funds for the Cansearch Foundation. Congratulations to her for this fantastic action!



CANGOLF (private event) was held on 30 June at the Geneva Golf Club under the initiative of Victoria Sulzer.  A big thank you to all the participants and organizers of the competition and also to the guests who attended the dinner for this sporting charity event.




On May 28, the VPI Group, active in real estate in French-speaking Switzerland, hosted a magnificent private evening in support of the CANSEARCH Foundation at the Nautique de Genève. More than 80 guests, partners or clients of the group, participated in an auction of the works of photographer Ugo Ricciardi. The total benefit of the evening amounting to CHF 55’000 was donated to CANSEARCH.






Congratulations to Marc-Antoine Glauser and Vincent Subilia for climbing Mont Blanc in aid of CANSEARCH! In 2018, bad weather forced them to postpone their challenge that they have just met brilliantly!


FC Champel is organizing an international football tournament on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019 in aid of the CANSEARCH Foundation. This tournament will bring together children, girls and boys, from different European countries, who will compete on the pitches of the Bout-du-Monde Sports Center. This is a public event that allows participants and spectators to show their solidarity and support for medical research on childhood cancer.  On the program: food stands, animations and children’s competitions as well as raffle organized for the benefit of CANSEARCH.


On May 26, 2019, more than 70 participants ran and walked for CANSEARCH at the RACE FOR GIFT solidarity race in Geneva. A very big thank you to all, because thanks to you more than CHF 70’000 was collected in favour of the research on childhood cancer.


On March 23 and 24, 2019, Alexandre Nicolet took up the challenge of Ski 24 at Les Mosses, a 24-hour cross country ski event, for CANSEARCH. Thank you and congratulations to him!



From 11 – 21 April, Mme Michèle Nussbaumer will exhibit, at Création Demeter, 84 Grand-Rue, 1180 Rolle, her photos on the theme “Fais-moi cygne”. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the CANSEARCH Foundation. The opening will be held on Thursday 11 April from 17h to 21h.



Florence Florenza, a mother of six children who has overcome cancer herself, dedicated her book on her illness, during an aperitif at the Montbrillant hotel on January 23, 2019.


CANAFTERSKI took place on 28 December in Verbier:   it was a great opportunity for friends of the CANSEARCH Foundation to get together for an aperitif-dinner and raise money for children with cancer.


The “Poules Mouillées” led by Valérie Loup, participated in the annual Christmas swim in lake Geneva on December 16 in favour of CANSEARCH! 


The CANSEARCH MOMS, reunited by Sophie Georjon, ran the Escalade Run in the colours of the foundation on December 1st. 


On 29 November there was a full turnout for the Ladies lunch for the benefit of CANSEARCH at the Four Seasons Hotel Les Bergues


End of November, a friend of the Foundation organized a sale of wool hats that she designed and knitted in favour of the CANSEARCH Foundation



At its last General Assembly on November 11, 2018, the Military Society of the Canton of Geneva announced its active support for CANSEARCH. The SMG Committee encouraged all of its members, about 700 officers, to support our cause and make donations for medical research on childhood cancer.


On 7 October, Philippe Sala, a friend of the Foundation, ran the Chicago Marathon raising funds for CANSEARCH.  Congratulations on this successful double challenge!


On September 28, during “Golden Month” dedicated to childhood cancer, Barclays Bank of Geneva organized a CANDO for CANSEARCH. On the program was the sale of apple juice and yellow goodies by employees of the bank and delivery of an artistic work to the children treated at the onco-hematology paediatric unit in order to show their solidarity with them.



From 2 to 15 October 2018, all the Okaïdi-Obaibi-Jacadi stores in Switzerland are doing us the honour of selling red noses to their customers in favour of the CANSEARCH Foundation. 100% of the profits will be donated for medical research on paediatric cancer while making customers more aware of the Foundation and its purpose.


Geneva’s Pro Juventute restaurant “Un R de Famille”  is organizing a CANBRUNCH for families in aid of CANSEARCH on Sunday, October 14, 2018 between 10:30 and 15:00. There will be a wonderful buffet of fresh and seasonal products and it is an opportunity to spend a good time with your loved ones and enjoy yourself in a beautiful setting. There is an area dedicated to children who can play, colour or tinker under the watchful eye of a nanny.

Reservation by phone: 022 328 22 23 – For more information:


On Saturday, September 15, the CIC Bank organised  a sports car rally for the children of the onco-pediatric hematology unit and the CANSEARCH Foundation. 


Fabien Terranova and his friends took part in the night half marathon run to raise funds for CANSEARCH.


On 25 August the 4th edition of the CANWALK organized by Brigitte Crompton took place in Gstaad. More than 130 people were present. A special thank you to Jodlerklub Bärgfriede for the animation and to all the organizers (Bärgsunne for the beautiful salads, Bernhard Berchten for its superb farm, Wehren for the rolls and Ruci Swiss Ice Cream for the delicious ice cream).


Several children’s drawings were sold during an auction organized by the Montessori School of Geneva for the benefit of the CANSEARCH Foundation in July.


In July Mark Matthysen-Gerst and his children, Alice and Victor, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro while raising awareness and funds for CANSEARCH


Valentine Crompton organised a sale of CANSEARCH caps for the benefit of the Foundation.


A severe deterioration of weather conditions forced Vincent Subilia and Marc-Antoine Glauser to postpone their ascent of Mont Blanc in aid of CANSEARCH. According to Vincent: “we must know when to give up serenely in order for us to be properly prepared to launch our assault of the Roof of Europe as soon as the weather (and our agendas) will allow us”.


A Walk in Dardagny on June 3, 2018 in favour of CANSEARCH set up by Alix Rivoire in collaboration with the Commune of Dardagny gathered many participants in a magnificent Geneva countryside setting.


Numerous participants ran or walked for CANSEARCH during the RACE FOR GIFT solidarity race on May 27, 2018, individually, with their family or with work colleagues


The law firm Chabrier, led by Bayla Hassberger, motivated his collaborators and friends to run the Geneva Half Marathon as a team for the benefit of CANSEARCH on May 6, 2018.


Jérémie Flicker, a teenage friend of the Foundation, toured Lake Zurich (70km) raising funds for the CANSEARCH Foundation on April 21, 2018. He did it also as part of a school project.


Marie-Caroline Viscolo and Elsa Wohlgemuth, two teenagers from Crans-Montana, organized a maze in the dark for young children and a bake sale to CANSEARCH in March 2018.


Smile and shoot with the photographer Marianne Meyer, 28 and 29 April in Founex, 26 and 27 mai in Bossey. Have original and personalized portraits of your family or friends in four exclusive shooting sessions.


An evening organised by the Geneva-Rhone Lions club at the Four Seasons Hotel de Bergues on Thursday 26 April in favour of CANSEARCH.


Come and join us for a Magical Morning at Bubbles Kids Club Alpes (Rue Sigismond-Thalberg 6, 1201 Geneva) on Friday March 30, 2018 between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm Workshops, sports and creative activities organized for children in favour of the CANSEARCH Foundation.  Let Bubbles take care of your children by registering them at this charity event: – 022 900 03 03