New Delhi, India
Every disease comes with its set of myths and expenses attached to it, sometimes ignorance and struggle break people and make recovery difficult. Having seen this closely for them since 2004 CanKids KidsCan, India & Hope B~Lit From United States Team to come together to support and spread joy in the life of children suffering from Cancer. An American NGO Hope B~Lit travels to donate all proceeds from the short film Got Cancer to kids with cancer with the support of CanKids India. Awareness is the first step to recovery, support in terms of emotional availability and financial stability is second to getting the correct treatment and love and acceptance are the most critical of the things to do when someone is dealing with something as critical as Cancer.
They have travelled together to 3 metropolitan cities, Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi to felicitate Cancer Survivors and provide the much need financial aid to the family with children suffering from Cancer. They aimed to improve survival of children with cancer & Quality of Life and the Rights of the Child with Cancer and their Families. CanKids has adopted a multi-pronged strategy, that includes working in partnership with hospitals like AIIMS etc. to provide holistic support to children affected with cancer. Across India CanKids KidsCan works in over 22 states, 100 locations with over 89 cancer centres in 42 cities and treats more than 12,000 new cases of childhood cancer each year. As a national-level organization helping and enabling any child with cancer and the family anywhere in the country, CanKids seek new CSR partnerships to reach and support more and more children and families, to scale up and also be sustainable. They are convinced that working collaboratively, they will continue to make a significant impact on childhood cancer in India. In 2018-19 CanKids spent about 8 crore rupees in providing direct medical support to cancer affected children and their families; in addition to this, they also facilitated 17 crore rupees from various government schemes to reach cancer affected children and their families.