Christopher's Smile

Christopher's Smile

Charity information

Christopher's Smile

Christopher's Smile funds research specifically into the development of new treatments for childhood cancers.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    "Our vision is for every child diagnosed with childhood cancer to not
    only survive, but to reach adulthood enjoying a good quality of life. "

    Christopher’s Smile was set up in October 2008 by Karen and Kevin Capel following the tragic death of their only son Christopher from medulloblastoma, an aggressive childhood brain tumour. Christopher's Smile became a registered charity in May 2009. Supporting UK research centres such as the Institute of Cancer Research, Christopher ’s Smile aims to raise money to fund development of new drugs to treat medulloblastoma and other childhood cancers without devastating side effects. These drugs will provide an effective cure for all and save the lives of the 25% of children who currently do not survive their disease.

  • Aims

    Christopher's Smile aims to:

    • To fund research into finding effective new targeted treatments for childhood cancers.
  • Overview

    Established: October 2008

    Registered Charity Number: 1129906

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 01276 475319

    Address: 10 Ivy Drive Lightwater Surrey GU18 5YZ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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  • Genomic mapping of mutations in paediatric cancers

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  • Biomarker research for paediatric cancers

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