The Saving Kids With Cancer Foundation has been supporting young patients of the Clinic of Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation, Oncology and Haematology in Wroclaw, Poland, for 28 years. The Clinic is one of the largest Polish hospitals for children with cancer. It was founded through the initiative and support of our Foundation. Doctors and nurses treat 2,000 children at the Clinic per annum.
Today, the Foundation’s primary forms of assistance involve the following:
- Purchase of expensive life-saving drugs,
- Financing of non-reimbursed therapies, rehabilitation and prostheses,
- Providing the Clinic with state-of-the-art medical equipment, and
- Financial support to aid scientific research.
The Foundation’s financial assistance makes it possible for the Cape of Hope clinic to support multiple innovative therapies unavailable elsewhere in Poland. Suffice to mention the Mental Support Clinic, the only Polish programme of permanent psychological care and support for young patients and their families – a very important one, as the area of psyche and emotions is of paramount importance to the success of oncologic 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 The Saving Kids with Cancer Foundation comes to the rescue. We help parents raise necessary funds, and we participate in paying for treatment. Also at clinics abroad, once 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)
Cape of Hope
Supraregional Center of Pediatric 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 September 7th 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 making children better as swiftly as possible, and expanding their hospital stay to include 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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