Team Rynkeby documentary shown on national television in Denmark in the autumn 2016.
Children with cancer
Team Rynkeby raises money to fight childhood cancer via our national fund-raising campaigns in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.
Childhood cancer is a very serious illness. Scientists have made significant progress in recent years and they can now save the lives of 80% of children diagnosed with cancer. Even so, cancer is still the cause of most illness-related fatalities in children aged 1-15.
Furthermore, some of the children who survive cancer must live with severe side-effects caused by the treatment they have received. Some are infertile, some have to have limbs amputated, and some suffer brain damage and will therefore never be able to lead normal lives.
Scientists don't know why children get cancer
The key challenge with regard to fighting childhood cancer is that childhood cancer is not like adult cancer. In fact, scientists don't know why children get cancer.
There is therefore a need for dedicated research into cancer so that scientists can discover the causes and develop better and gentler methods of treatment, so that the children not only survive but are subsequently also able to live a normal life.
Most of the money that Team Rynkeby donates each year to children's cancer organisations in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, the Faroe Islands and Iceland is spent on research into childhood cancer.