11-year-old Aayat, suffering from thigh cancer, aspires to be a doctor one day. "Other children make excuses and don't go to school because of minor aches and pains, but I want to stand on my feet, go to school and continue my studies" she says. Little Saima has lost her vision in one eye because of a brain tumor and has undergone a surgery to save her other eye.
37-year-old Bhairab, father of two, is struggling to support his family and manage his cancer treatment. Sadly, like them, hundreds of cancer patients cannot afford treatment.
At BCPBF, a team of top oncologists in India works tirelessly every day to help patients like Saima, Aayat, and Bhairab in their fight against cancer. While doctors offer their services free of cost, we still face a gap in funding for medications, which are often expensive for cancer treatment.
This New Year, we invite you to help these cancer patients in India! Even a donation as little as $5 will go a long way in their fight against cancer.
Thank you for your support! And a Happy New Year.
More about BCPBF
How a doctor's dream to help his patients gave birth to BCPBF
It was the desire to help his patients beyond his clinic that prompted Dr Sameer Kaul, a renowned cancer specialist, to set up the Breast Cancer Patients Benefit Foundation (BCPBF) in September 2004. He got together a team of doctors, cancer survivors, and professionals from different walks of life to ensure that efforts were being led from varying perspectives.
Since then, BCPBF has been actively providing help to financially-constrained cancer patients in India and neighbouring countries Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
The foundation extends support and treatment to poor patients with all forms of cancer.
BCPBF, the Cancer Foundation receives several heart-wrenching appeals for help every single day. We try our very best to help poor cancer patients through treatment at our frequent OPDs across South Asia, and also through our Central Drug Repository. But we are dependent on your help and support for patients who have no funds to seek treatment and palliative care.
Meet some of our patients at http://bcpbf.com/support-a-patient/
Help us to fund their treatments by contributing even small amounts because every bit counts. Give some poor patient a shot at healing!
How your donation helps
Founded by some of the top oncologists in India, the foundation has so far given financial help to over 660 patients for treatment, 257 patients through BCPBF's Medicine Bank, and over 21,600 patients through screening at the foundation's free medical camps.