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Save Lives - Provide Cancer Treatment at FCCT's New Cancer Care Center in Tanzania!

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Only $13,000 more to go!
September 02, 2016

For #FCCTFirstYearofCare, we only need to raise $13,000 more to reach our goal! The supplies we shipped for the Care Centre a couple months ago  See more

BENEFITING: The Foundation For Cancer Care In Tanzania

EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2016

Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania FCCT

THE STORY:

Cancer is rapidly becoming an epidemic throughout the world.  Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer every year according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization.  Low-income countries are home to the highest mortality rates due to the lack of preventative measures and limited access to healthcare.  More than 70% of new cancer cases are diagnosed in low-income countries every year.  Being one of the poorest countries in the world, Tanzania is no exception.  The population is stricken with sickness and bares witness to nearly 35,000 new cases of cancer each year according to the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.  Out of these patients, over 80% of the country’s cancer victims die each year.  

 

According to the World Bank, Tanzania is defined as a low-income country because it estimates that 68% of the population live on less than $1.25 U.S. dollars a day.  With this in mind, FCCT is finding a solution that will lower the mortality rate and bring peace to many families in the region who have been stricken with sicknesses.  Imagine this scenario: a mother living in a rural village in the outskirts of Tanzania notices that her young child is ill.  Without seeking medical attention, this child will become one of the 90% of Tanzanian children diagnosed with cancer that will die of a completely curable disease.  Bringing her child to a local clinic, the staff is familiar with the symptoms of malaria but have never seen cancer resulting in a misdiagnosis which leads to a costly ineffectual treatment.  If the mother has raised enough money, she may choose to bring her child to the nearest hospital via a fifteen-hour bus ride to Dar es Salaam.  At this time, the child’s symptoms have worsened, similar to a Stage III or IV cancer.  Once there, the pair will likely discover that the clinic lacks the medicine and supplies necessary for treating the boy and local pharmacies supplying this drug charge a premium high above her family’s annual income.  Without her help back at home the family's crop field could not yield the income necessary to help the two continue their search for a cure, rendering their efforts a failure.  

Together with your help, we can - and must change this.

FCCT’s comprehensive cancer care plan includes prevention and education, screening and diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.  With this plan in action, the mother and child scenario might have looked much different.  The local clinic she first relied on will now have the knowledge and education necessary to properly recognize the symptoms of the young boy, relaying him immediately to a local hospital for early diagnosis.  If the tests show a complex result, the family will then be advised to travel to our KCMC location in Moshi.  Once at KCMC, the boy will receive free treatment, with access to food and shelter through the family hostel.  

 

Here are a few examples of how your dollars will be used to help the children and adult patients in Northern Tanzania:

·       Just $250 to provide curative treatment for child with Burkitt’s Lymphoma (a common, but curable form of cancer)

·       $250 to provide curative chemotherapy for adults with lymphoma

·       $1200 to provide chemotherapy to woman with breast cancer to substantially increase her chance for cure

 

The Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania (FCCT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that entirely pursues a better life for the underprivileged communities in Tanzania.  Our board members are previous and current members of the medical community who have come together to find a solution for the people living without care.  With support from our local medical partners in Northern Tanzania, the outcome of these horror stories have begun to change.  With the donations we have received over the past 2 years, we are finishing construction on the first ever Cancer Care Centre (CCC) in the Northern Healthcare Region!  Without your help to pursue our goal of $100,000, we will not be able to afford purchasing the supplies, medicines and machines necessary for the first year of treatment.  This goal will allow our new facility to care for 450 people, including 200 children and 250 adults per year.  With every dollar raised by you the community, our partners and members have agreed to match every cent made! Let the world know of your support by tagging #FCCTFirstYearOfCare

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$12,758

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dr. and Mrs. Jack McAllister

     

  • Dr. Kathy Ogle and Dr. Val Ulstad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $133.50

  • STEPHEN & PASTOR RITA ANDERSON

    $5,000

  • Pastor Daryl and Jane Schubert

    $100

  • james and judy rice

    $250

  • Lori Sather

    $250

  • Diane and Ed Armbrust

    $25

  • Tom and Barb Votel

    $250

  • Tim and Jenni Regan

    $100

  • Dawn Bushnell

    $50

  • Melanie (Mel) Sullivan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jeffrey S. Herman MD

    $500

  • Michael Seiden and Paula Ryan

    $500

  • Justine Mishek & Nick Quinn

    $400

  • Randee and John Edmundson

    $100

  • Travis and Erin Paulson

    $100

  • Paul and Becky Zech

    $500

  • Kristi Hembre

    $50

  • Michelle Kelly

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cheryl Kyle

     

  • K&S Sonnenberg

     

  • Kim and Jim Kackley

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laurelle and Ron McCready

    $250

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13% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Laurelle and Ron McCready

Laurelle and Ron McCready

DONATION: $250

Tribute to Linda and Mark 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Kim and Jim Kackley

Kim and Jim Kackley

May you be able to help many cancer patients 1 year ago

K&S Sonnenberg

K&S Sonnenberg

The Jacobsons 1 year ago

Cheryl Kyle

Cheryl Kyle

Pete Kyle 1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $2,000

1 year ago

Michelle Kelly

Michelle Kelly

In gratefulness to the wonderful people of Tanzania and all my friends there. 1 year ago

Kristi Hembre

Kristi Hembre

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Paul and Becky Zech

Paul and Becky Zech

DONATION: $500

1 year ago