Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery

by Faraja Cancer Support Trust
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Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery
Cancer in Kenya: Giving a real chance of recovery

Project Report | Jul 20, 2017
Six months in focus

By Shaira Adamali | Founding Trustee

October 14th 2017 event
October 14th 2017 event

 

                                                       What we have been up to: 2017 in review

 

It is already July and so much has been happening at Faraja. I thought I would give you a brief insight into the impact we have on the cancer scene in Kenya and how we plan to expand our services to other towns outside of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi. We currently have 24 qualified and professional therapists who offer their services for free every week at our wellness centre in Nairobi, Kenya. This has increased our psycho/social support and our complementary therapies portfolio. A full breakdown of our therapies can be found on our website. Please log onto www.farajacancersupport.org. Our support groups have also grown from 3(breast, cervical and prostate) to 6 with the addition of Head and Neck, Multiple Myeloma/Lymphoma/Leukaemia and every Friday, at Kenya’s main referral hospital, we have the parent’s support group for the parents of in-patient cancer children. With increase support, we are able to makea positive difference in the journey of over 5,000 cancer patients.

Another milestone for us was the launch of the Faraja Cancer Support Fund on the 12th of November 2016. The vision is for children and adults who have been diagnosed with cancer in Kenya, to be able to access the right affordable treatment at the right time. This brings hope and real chance of recovery. The mission is to galvanise the support of a small but powerful group with the vision and capacity to come together and make a meaningful and long lasting impact by making donations into the fund. We are happy to announce that so far 70 million shillings has been raised and so far over 80 patients have received medical treatment from Faraja. The more the fund increases, the more lives we will be able to save.

A high priority over the next 6months is to reach out to more communities, located outside of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. Eldorettown, has been chosen as our first new regional base which in time could see Faraja doubling the amount of people we help. The new outreach centre will be located at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH). MTRH is strategically placed in the heart of UasinGishu County in Eldoret town. It is also the second National Referral Hospital in Kenya after Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). In 2015, MTRH commissioned the establishment of a chronic diseases center to deal with cancer and tuberculosis treatment. The center aims to ease the influx of cancer patients seeking medical assistance at KNH. This timely investment is in line with our vision of walking with cancer patients during their treatment journey by giving free complementary therapies, information and support.

I personally would like thank the whole Faraja family of supporters, staff, patients and partners who have helped Faraja to grow into the leader we have become today.  Our supporters, like you, have ensured that we have received guidance when needed, and nurtured us with advice and funds. By being there you have ensured thousands of people do not have to face cancer alone. As we celebrate 7 years of bringing hope, help and life to cancer patients, we are in awe from all the feedback we receive about our services which make a difference in the lives of those that need it the most

 Finally, we are excited to share with you information about a fundraising dinner in London on the 14th of October 2017. The dinner is being organised by two London based oncologists, Andreas Makris and Neel Bhuva and all proceeds will go towards the Faraja Cancer Support Fund. We would be delighted if our supporters in the UK are able to join us and to celebrate the lives we have saved together. The event will be held at the Wembley Hilton, Lakeside Way, London from 630pm to midnight.Tickets cost £70 and include a drinks reception, dinner, bar and a DJ to finish the night dancing away in style. During the evening you will have the opportunity to take part in a raffle, silent auction and a live auction. Bidding for the silent auction items will open 2 weeks before the event and continue throughout the evening. All the money raised on the night will go to the charity and there are some fantastic prizes on offer.

You can buy tickets via the website below. If you wish to secure a table please purchase 10 tickets.

www.farajalondon2017-auction.com

 

Thank you for your continuous support.

 

Best Regards

 

Shaira Adamali- Founding Trustee

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Launch of the Faraja Cancer Support Fund
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Faraja Cancer Support Trust

Location: Nairobi - Kenya
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Project Leader:
Olivia Shah
Nairobi , Kenya
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703 donations
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