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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation

Creating smiles, inspiring hope, rediscovering childhood.

249 Lincoln Way East New Oxford, PA 17350
tel: (717) 688-7940   Web Site
EIN: 33-0418563

Board Leadership
Stephen Dukes

Bridget Vigue
Executive Director



Charities are required to file an annual federal tax return (the Form 990) with the IRS. A 501(c)3 public charity must file their Form 990 by the 15th day of the 5th month after the organization's accounting period ends. Upon filing Form 8868, an organization can request a 3-month extension, which is granted automatically. An organization can file for another 3-month extension, but it will be reviewed and the application must show reasonable cause for the additional time required. We have reached out to Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation for further clarification as to why we have not received their most recent Form 990 from the IRS yet, but have not received an adequate explanation and have thus issued this Moderate Concern CN Advisory. For more information on this, please see page 6 of the IRS Form 990 instructions.

The nature of the atypical financial reporting issues identified are such that Charity Navigator has issued this CN Advisory to provide donors with information that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-12 12/01/2017 69.23 one star
2015-12 02/01/2017 70.36 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 76.92 two stars
CN 2.0
2014-12 03/01/2016 73.49 two stars
2014-12 11/01/2015 71.92 two stars
2013-12 05/01/2015 73.66 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 75.39 two stars
2011-12 07/11/2013 --Donor Advisory

This donor advisory was published on Thursday, July 11, 2013

In accordance with our policy for removing Donor Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Donor Advisory for the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) on June 1, 2014 because the Donor Advisory had been in place for more than a year (since May 2013) and because the issues that prompted the Donor Advisory have been resolved. Specifically:

  • CCRF filed an amended Form 990 for 2011 which removed the value associated with the Gardasil HPV vaccine CCRF received from World Help and then donated to a charity in Ghana. 

Charity Navigator had published a Donor Advisory for this charity because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:

  • On May 9, 2013, The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that "less than two weeks after the Christian relief charity World Help reported that it had overstated its 2011 revenues by 1,400 percent, in large part because it said it had overvalued medicine it provided to other charities, one of its beneficiaries is taking similar, though smaller, action. The Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation, in Harrisburg, Pa., said it would lower its 2011 revenues by removing the value associated with the Gardasil HPV vaccine it received from World Help and then donated to a charity in Ghana. Greg Anderson, the group's founder, did not specify exactly how much the revenue would change, but the vaccine was valued at $4.1-million, which accounted for 34 percent of the group's revenue." In the article, Greg Anderson was quoted as saying "it is my belief that World Help's lack of management oversight, internal controls, and transparency brought about this mess. Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation is a victim, not a perpetrator." For more information, please see The Chronicle of Philanthropy article.
2011-12 02/01/2013 72.14 two stars
2010-12 09/01/2012 74.55 two stars
2010-12 12/01/2011 78.42 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 67.27 one star
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 59.84 one star
2008-12 02/01/2010 88.72 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 89.22 three stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 80.34 three stars
2005-12 10/01/2006 88.89 three stars
2004-12 11/01/2005 69.60 one star
2003-12 02/01/2005 52.50 zero star
2002-12 02/01/2004 42.50 zero star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 33-0418563
Name in IRS Master File Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Subsection  (View the list of codes)
Foundation Status
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Filing Requirement
Fiscal Year End
IRS Forms 990
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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Charity Contact Info

Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation
249 Lincoln Way East
New Oxford, PA 17350
tel: (717) 688-7940
fax: (717) 688-7938
EIN: 33-0418563

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Board Leadership

Stephen Dukes


Bridget Vigue
Executive Director

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