Our vision is a world in which all children and adolescents with cancer overcome the disease and have the chance to live a healthy and happy life.
We are The Saving Kids With Cancer Foundation
For this reason, for 30 years now…
We have been providing multi-faceted, continuous support for children, adolescents, and their families to cope with cancer.
What we do
We provide care for children and adolescents with cancer and for their families – we facilitate access to the latest treatment methods and global achievements in paediatric oncology. We ensure psychological and educational support.
- Purchasing expensive life-saving drugs;
- Financing non-refundable therapies, rehabilitation and prostheses;
- Providing financial support to aid scientific research;
- Providing psychological help for children with cancer and their families;
- Organising online seminars and workshops to share our knowledge in cooperation with Professor Samardakiewicz from the Polish Psycho-Oncology Association.
We conduct and finance research and develop knowledge for fast diagnosis and effective treatment of patients with cancer, and for improvement of the quality of life of survivors.
We raise public awareness of the problem of childhood and adolescent cancer, including:
- In September, we organised the Gold Ribbon Campaign
- We engage in dialogue with teachers/ schools to help children reintegrate into society in breaks between treatment and after completion of treatment;
We build communities and develop partnerships for children and adolescents with cancer and for survivors to enjoy life to the fullest:
- We run partnership projects with other NGOs;
- We forge long-term partnerships with business;
- We support the survivors clinic: OnkoMocni (OncoStrong)
We took the initiative to establish the Clinic of Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation, Oncology and Haematology – Cape of Hope in Wroclaw, Poland. The Clinic is one of the largest Polish hospitals for children with cancer.
Each year, doctors and nurses at the Clinic provide treatment to 2,000 children from different regions of Poland.
Our financial assistance makes it possible for the Cape of Hope Clinic to support multiple innovative therapies unavailable elsewhere in Poland. For example, we support the Mental Support Clinic, the only Polish programme of permanent psychological care and support for young patients and their families. The programme plays an enormous role , as the area of psyche and emotions is of paramount importance to the success of anti-cancer therapy.
Help Children from Poland Beat Cancer
Polish physicians can cure cancer in as many as 85% of all children with malignancies. In many cases, however, the cure requires expensive drugs and therapies that the Polish healthcare system does not finance; neither are they covered by health insurance schemes.
Parents must pay out of their own pocket to save the health and lives of their children – and this is where we, The Saving Kids with Cancer Foundation, come to the rescue. We help parents raise necessary funds, and we participate in paying for treatment, both in Poland and abroad if Polish centres run out of treatment options.
Therefore, we send Polish children with cancer to top specialists and facilities to save their lives, regardless of the cost involved. We co-operate with the following centres:
- Universitätzmedizin Greifswald (Germany)
- Moorfields Eye Hospital in London (UK)
- Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Senese, Siena (Italy)
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering International Center New York (USA)
Each life is priceless for us and we are trying to rescue it by all possible means.
Cape of Hope
Supra-regional Centre for Paediatric Oncology “Cape of Hope” is a unique initiative. Not only is it a state-of-the-art hospital building; it is primarily an idea which has brought together thousands of people from throughout Poland. The Saving Kids with Cancer Foundation has carried out the largest nationwide social fundraising campaign to build a cancer hospital for children.
The campaign made it possible to raise the first PLN 10 million (approximately EUR 2.5 million). The Foundation has also organised social campaigns encouraging recipients to support the new clinic – and the children who will be treated there.
Construction works began in June 2013. Thanks to the commitment of thousands of people from across Poland, the Cape of Hope opened in Wrocław at Borowska street on 7 September 2015. The hospital is very child-friendly, its extensive glazing letting in lots of sunshine.
All hospital rooms are singles or doubles; all allow parents to stay with their children. Young patients have access to playrooms, and are free to attend daily creative and development play-based activities. They can even ride scooters at the clinic! All activities serve the purpose of helping children recover as swiftly as possible, and ensuring that their hospital stay also includes activities other than simple medical procedures.
Join us! Put a smile in the faces of Polish children with cancer
How can You help?
Saving Kids With Cancer Foundation
Fundacja „Na Ratunek Dzieciom z Chorobą Nowotworową”
Slezna Street 114s/1, 53-111 Wroclaw POLAND
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