The Center for Oncology in Pediatrics Foundation (COP Foundation), is a non-profit organization created in San Diego, California to support Centro Oncológico Pediátrico de B.C. (Oncologic Pediatric Center of Baja California) in Tijuana, Mexico. Centro Oncológico Pediátrico de B.C. (COP) is a non-profit hospital in Tijuana created in memory of two young men and childhood friends, Juan Carlos Castro-Munguia and Irineo Limón-Vargas.
Both Juan and Irineo eventually lost their lives to cancer. After their diagnoses in 2002, they decided to face their illness together in a joint effort by dedicating the rest of their lives to supporting noble causes. Their primary mission was to offer moral, spiritual and economic support to children of lesser means suffering from cancer. They created a foundation in Tijuana, Mexico calling it Fundación Castro-Limón. In 2006, their dreams were realized with the completion of Centro Oncológico Pediátrico de B.C.. The hospital provides treatment, surgery, medication, care and support to poor children from both the United States and Mexico.
COP offers a beacon of light and hope of life to pediatric cancer patients that unfortunately do not have access to medical care.
The Center for Oncology in Pediatrics Foundation (COP Foundation), formerly doing business as The International Children’s Cancer Foundation (ICCF) is a public benefit nonprofit corporation in the state of California. COP Foundation was incorporated in California on June 11, 2008. Taxpayer Identification Number EIN: 26-2782755.