Volunteers Needed: 2016 Symposium / Gala

Volunteers Needed:  Cancer in Tanzania: Hope for Women & Children

Have a passion for global public health, international leadership or international development – or all of the above?  Join us for an exciting day of education, networking and celebration!

The Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania will host its second-annual symposium and gala on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Proceeds will help complete the new Cancer Care Institute (set to open in August!) as well as providing supplies and equipment, curriculum and support for staffing. We are seeking volunteers to help kick-start a transformation of cancer care in a region of 20 million people that currently lacks cancer treatment facilities.

What we need:

Symposium Volunteers: Assistance needed for registration, passing out/collecting materials, assisting with lunch, set-up and take-down (Free meal included!) Hours: 7:00a-3:00p (partial shift available)

Gala Volunteers: Many people needed to help with registration, assisting guests with various auction games and marketplace, live auction, directing guests, picking up purchases, set-up and take-down. (Free meal included!) Hours: 5:00p-10:00p

Why you should help:  Northern Tanzania currently sees well over 3,000 new cancer diagnoses each year, yet these individuals have nowhere to seek treatment and often don’t even receive palliative care.  Currently 80% of children diagnosed with cancer will die compared to just 12% in the U.S.  FCCT and its collaborators are looking to transform the cancer landscape in northern Tanzania.

What are a few hours on a Saturday for such a good cause?

Interested? Contact Development Director Christina Larson-Dickson at fcctanzania@gmail.com or 701-388-7996.

“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”

-Christopher Reeve