About us

Since its establishment in 1994, the Frankfurt Foundation for Children with Cancer has pursued the goal of giving all children and young people suffering from cancer a chance for a cure and a perspective on a life without long-term consequences.

The Foundation

The Frankfurt Foundation for Children with Cancer was established by parents of children with cancer. From their own experience, the founding members knew what it meant to receive the diagnosis “cancer” for their child. Against this background, it was important to them to improve the chances of success in the treatment of children and adolescents with cancer through intensive and targeted research.

An important foundation stone was laid with the establishment of the Foundation. Today, it enables research structures at the highest level in the Foundation’s own research house – the Dr. Petra Joh House. More than 60 scientists in two working groups are provided with the appropriate spatial, technical and personnel equipment for their important research activities.

A small administrative team takes care of the necessary organisational tasks with great commitment.

Social Commitment

In addition to the extremely important research work, the Foundation also keeps an eye on the social aspect that a cancer illness brings with it for young people. Young people who have survived cancer thanks to successful therapy face particular challenges when it comes to planning their future. It is often difficult for these young people to find an apprenticeship place on the primary labour market – whether because of existing late effects or because of reservations on the part of the apprenticing company.

Against this background, the Frankfurt Foundation for Children with Cancer has been offering an apprenticeship opportunity in the commercial field for these young people for many years.

“It always gives us a lot of pleasure to be able to accompany the young people in an important phase of their lives and to witness how they successfully follow their professional path after the apprenticeship.”
(Gertrud Berndt, training supervisor)

Julia Naatz is our current apprentice. She is currently still in therapy. She will complete her apprenticeship in 2022. Due to her illness, she would not have been able to get an apprenticeship place on the regular labour market. We are very pleased that we have an absolutely reliable and committed apprentice in Julia Naatz.

Verena Schröter was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 18. After successful therapy, she was the first trainee at the foundation from 2009 to 2012. Today she is the mother of two healthy children. We are pleased that Verena Schöter found her way back to us in March 2021 after working for another organisation for many years.


Frankfurt Foundation
for children with cancer
Komturstraße 3a
60528 Frankfurt

Phone +49 (0)69 678665-0
Fax +49 (0)69 678665-94


Donation account

Frankfurter Sparkasse 1822
IBAN: DE43 5005 0201 1245 6354 40

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