Dutch Cancer Society was founded in 1949 by Queen Wilhelmina. Her granddaughter, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, is the current patron. The Society's initial funding came from the "national gift" donated by the Dutch people to Queen Wilhelmina on the occasion of her golden jubilee in 1948. That amount was more than 2 million guilders. The donations have been coming in ever since. Today people in the Netherlands contribute more than € 55 million a year to the fight against cancer. The Dutch Cancer Society is an organisation for people, but above all an organisation by people. Anyone can help in the battle against cancer. Each year more than 120,000 collectors call at 6 million homes on the society`s behalf. The Dutch Cancer Society has more than 1 million regular donors. Every day somebody in the Netherlands is organising an activity to raise funds for the Dutch Cancer Society in order to help the fight against cancer. Dutch Cancer Society is working in Indonesia – due to its past colonial links. Until now this has been mostly a research focus, more links are expected in the future. Since 1982, The Dutch Cancer Society has been full UICC member.