Uganda Child Cancer Foundation

Our Partnership with the UCCF

Cancer is a terrible disease. Chances are, you know someone with or affected by cancer. In Uganda, there is little awareness surrounding cancer and insufficient research on the disease. For these reasons, 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.

The Uganda Child Cancer Foundation (UCCF) is a local non-profit organization that supports young cancer patients and their families in accessing comprehensive treatment. The UCCF provides emotional, social and financial support during treatment. It conducts awareness campaigns and maintains a "Hope Room" where patients can relax during their stay at the hospital. The services of the UCCF are a vital need in the community. 

Each purchase from Project Have Hope's newest collection, Hope Cures, contributes to the Uganda Child Cancer Foundation. Join us in supporting the children and families of the UCCF while empowering the artisans of Project Have Hope by purchasing a Hope Cures product today.



Last Updated (Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:48)

 


Learn More:

  • More Ugandan children are being diagnosed with cancer
  • Burkitt Lymphoma accounts for over 80% of childhood cancer cases
  • Average age of a child with the disease is 5 years old
  • 5 year survival rate is under 40%
  • Kaposi Sarcoma is the second most common childhood cancer 
  •   Related to HIV infection
  • 6 out of 10 of the most common cancers in Uganda are due to infectious diseases
  • Mortality rates among Ugandan children with cancer are very high
  • The Uganda Cancer Institute is the only cancer hospital in the country
  • It is a long and costly trip from rural villages where most Ugandans live
  • Families are responsible for all non-medical care, including mattresses, bedding, and food


Support Ugandan families dealing with cancer by purchasing a Hope Cures awareness bracelet today.