Hello Everyone, I hope you are doing well. I am writing this post to help raise cancer awareness and also to help donate funds to ICCARE a charity organization in Mwanza Tanzania.
Movember is changing the face of men's health... Grow a mustache this Movember and help raise money and awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.
I, Salman Kanji, will be collecting donations to raise awareness of cancer. The donations collected will be passed on to the ICCARE Research foundation. (International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation)
Who are the ICCARE Foundation and what are their goals?
"Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation is to give any child who is diagnosed with cancer the same chance of cure regardless of where they live. We pursue this vision through capacity building, research, improved clinical care, and financial assistance to families.
iCCARE was founded in 2014 in recognition of the lack of cancer care available in many low- and middle-income countries. While pediatric cancer has a survival rate of nearly 85% in many developed countries, cancer care is essentially non-existent in many hospitals across low-income countries. Over the past three years, iCCARE has worked to deliver and improve on cancer care– including curative therapies, supportive care, and palliative care– at Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania.
About Our Work:
In the United States and many other high-income countries the childhood cancer survival rate is nearly 85%. However, over 80% of new pediatric cancer diagnoses are made in low- and middle-income countries. Many of these children have little access to cancer care, and the majority die. iCCARE is working to change that.
In 2014 when iCCARE started working at Bugando Medical Centre in Mwanza, Tanzania, children with cancer had little hope: the survival rate was only 18%. Today, the survival rate has more than doubled. This is momentous success, but there is still a long way to go. We will not stop until we reach our mission of giving every child the same chance of a cure. "
I started growing my facial hair in February 2018 with only one goal in mind;
If I were to shave my beard, would people be willing to donate their money to a reliable cancer charity in return?!
(Can I raise funds and awareness for a good cause by myself, with something so simple?)
This is my goal:
At the end of Movember, I will shave my face clean and the donations I receive will be sent directly to iCCARE!
If you would like to donate to this incredible cause, please direct message me to arrange payment.
If you wish to learn more about prostate and testicular cancer and the work that ICCARE does, and the rates at which it takes lives in low-income countries, you can find out more here: www.i-ccare.org