BENEFITING: The Foundation For Cancer Care In Tanzania
We are a student based organization intent on providing aid to cancer victims in Tanzania. Our objective is to ultimately increase cancer treatment availability and effectiveness in Tanzania. We will be traveling to a Tanzanian hospital to complete an on-site research project in January 2015. In addition we are also raising money to bolster the hospital’s cancer treatment facilities.
In Tanzania, 96% of cancer cases go untreated. Only 4 hospitals exist to provide cancer treatment to the 4.7 million Tanzanian citizens. Lack of funding and research has led to substandard services and little access to treatment. Healthcare treatment across the country has been significantly impacted due to the fact it is illegal for Tanzanians to pay for their own health services. Doctors are underpaid, treatment is subpar, and millions of lives are at risk.
Primarily, we are asking for your monetary support. There is no sugar coating the fact that medical equipment, cancer treatment supplies and support for doctors is expensive. Our goal is to raise awareness along with $10,000 by January 1st, 2015. All proceeds will go directly to aiding KCMC Hospital, a cancer treatment medical facility in Moshi, Tanzania. We are working closely with this hospital as we develop our research paper, and we will personally visit the facilities for three weeks in January to complete our project and ensure our donations are invested effectively and appropriately. All donations will be collected primarily through CrowdRise and delivered directly to KCMC Hospital.
Secondarily, we need your voice. If we are going to reach our goal and cause a significant impact on Tanzanian lives, we need help spreading the message. You can support our cause simply by sharing this information with your friends, colleagues, fellow students and family. HELP 96 will be hosting a presentation from humanitarian adventurer Charlie Wittmack at Drake University this Autumn. Charlie will be sharing be his experiences in Tanzania including his contributions to cancer care organizations as well as climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. HELP 96 is also raising money for KCMC Hospital directly through a donation website on CrowdRise. By sharing this exciting event and donation website you can help increase the effectiveness of our efforts!