Support Mexican Children with Cancer

by Casa de la Amistad para Ninos con Cancer
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Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer
Support Mexican Children with Cancer

Summary

Help low-income children access cancer treatment. Parents consistently report financial burden as the main reason for treatment abandonment, we provide free-of-cost cancer medications, lodging, warm nutritional meals, groceries, clothing and educational programs to families affected by pediatric cancer. The support we provide makes oncological treatment possible and gives children their best opportunity of conquering cancer.

$18,240
total raised
185
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
4
years

Challenge

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death among children and adolescents in Mexico. Families do not have the financial resources for treatment, many kids never receive the care they require. Treatment costs include medications, surgeries, lab exams and the indirect costs of transport, food and lodging. Loss of employment and incurrent of debts are also common. Further, the economic and social support from the state is inadequate and not available to all.

Solution

Our experience as well as many studies on childhood cancer conclude that financial and social assistance to families are effective in improving pediatric cancer outcomes and in saving lives. These important programs help low-income families overcome financial as well as social hardship and get more children into the hands of pediatric oncologists. Your donation means a parent can give their child the opportunity to heal, means that a little boy or girl can dream and fight for his or her future

Long-Term Impact

Each year we serve an average of 700 children nationwide; and through this initiative we can support and hold many more throughout their treatment, decreasing the abandonment rate. We can also provide psychological guidance, permitting children to emotionally heal from the experience, and grant educational assistance, assuring they don't fall behind and continue in school. Help us give more children and families the immediate and long-term resources they need to live full and happy lives.

Resources

http:/​/​www.casadelaamistad.org.mx/​english/​
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Organization Information

Casa de la Amistad para Ninos con Cancer

Location: Mexico City - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @Casadelaamistad
Project Leader:
Alan Romo Sosa
Mexico City, Mexico City Mexico

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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