But in northern Tanzania, surviving cancer is almost impossible. There are no cancer treatment facilities in northern Tanzania; patients with cancers that would be treatable and curable in the US often end up dying at home, without even the comfort of palliative care.
FCCT and its partners are working to change that. In September 2015, we’ll break ground on northern Tanzania’s first-ever designated cancer care facility, initially dedicated to treating pediatric oncology patients.
On June 7–and all summer long–you can join us in passing the cure. We’ll be in Rhode Island for National Cancer Survivors Day as part of the High Hopes Campaign, our summer-long quest to reach the high point in every state, with proceeds benefiting FCCT and the Cancer Care Institute.
Wherever you live, there’s a High Hopes event near you this summer. (For our Midwest friends, we’ll be tackling Eagle Mountain on July 11!) From Minnesota to Maine, there are countless ways to get involved:
Join us this June 7 in celebrating the people in our lives who have survived cancer–and in thinking of those people who don’t have the means to fight it.
With your help, we’ll transform patients into survivors.
-the FCCT team