Project Have Hope is partnering with the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation to address a vital need in the community – support for pediatric cancer patients. Our newest collection, Hope Cures, raises awareness of cancer and supports Ugandan children suffering with the disease and their caregivers. One dollar from each Hope Cures purchase is donated to the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation for patients receiving treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute. Each bracelet shows your support for fighters and survivors of a specific cancer, as detailed below.
There is little awareness of cancer in Uganda. Combined with high poverty rates and long distances to medical care, patients who arrive at the Uganda Cancer Institute are often at a very advanced stage of their disease. Treatment is difficult, especially due to limited resources.
Empower the women of Project Have Hope and support the children and families of the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation by purchasing a Hope Cures product today!
How will these funds make a difference?
- It takes between $500 and $1,200 to treat a child with cancer at the Uganda Cancer Institute.
- Fewer than 25% of the children admitted with cancer to the Uganda Cancer Institute finish their treatment due to the expense of treatment and relocation.
- 1,200 child patients were admitted to the Uganda Cancer Institute in 2011.
- More than 60% of cancer deaths occur in developing countries, but only 5% of cancer spending.
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 August 2012 13:18)