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Reaching the Summit Together

Bold steps toward quality cancer care

Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania is working in Tanzania because we
believe that hope and dignity are not commodities reserved to the global elite – they are fundamental human rights, deserved by all.

Message from the CEO

Response to the new FCCT newsletter has been humbling. Thank you for your genuine interest in the work of the foundation and your ongoing desire to be a part of this life- saving mission.

Going forward you can count on monthly updates highlighting the progress being made thanks to your gifts and stories of people with cancer whose lives are being changed as a result of your generous financial support.

Please share the newsletter with friends and family members.

The mission to save lives and ease suffering in one of the poorest nations in th world is a bold one, but together we are making progress and bringing hope for an improved quality of life for people with cancer.

We would appreciate any feedback to ensure you find this news update helpful and relevant. Thank you for joining us!

With gratitude,
Hazel  
Hazel Reinhardt
President/CEO

P.S. Please visit our updated website!
Progress | Family Care Hostel — Shelter | Support | Hope

Among the poorest nations in the world, Tanzania sees more than 35,000 new cancer cases every year. Many patients fail to complete cancer treatments. Cost, distance from treatment facilities, lack of transport and housing are barriers to care.

It’s nearly impossible to comprehend trying to manage a cancer diagnosis — treatment, care and recovery — away from the comfort of our homes and the support of our families.

 

The KCMC Family Care Hostel will create a home away from home for cancer patients and their families, providing shelter, support and hope.

Included in Phase II of FCCT’s comprehensive cancer centre plan, the Family Care Hostel for 48 people will include housing, bathrooms and shower facilities as well as a shared kitchen, living area and playground for pediatric patients and families receiving cancer treatment at KCMC. 

I want to help

Upcoming Event

Celebrate the exciting work made possible through your generous gifts to the

Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania

 

Saturday, October 27, 2018
Marriott Northwest Minneapolis

5:30 socialize & silent auction | 7:30 dinner | 8:30 live auction & program


Tickets are available now
Experience this gratifying evening with friends and family 
by hosting a table or sponsoring a guest.

FCCT is thankful and proud to be supported by our
generous and courageous partners.


Patient story | Bridging the distance between cancer and care

Twice a month, Ramadhani Mtaturu leaves his wife and seven children to ride a bus more than 250 miles, from a village close to his home to a village close to a hospital. Rmadhani is seeking hope and healing for his baby girl Sita. He makes the eight-hour journey from Singida to Moshi, Tanzania without hesitation.

Sita was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma stage IIIB a year ago. Doctors referred her to the Cancer Care Centre on the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre [KCMC] campus in Moshi for specialized care she could not receive at the local hospital in Singida.

From the start, traveling to Moshi was a substantial obstacle, and not simply due to the complicated journey. Sita’s father could not afford the bus fare [an estimated $12-$13 in U.S. dollars]. As a farmer in a desperately dry area of northern Tanzania, the expense was more than a year’s wages, but heartbroken by his baby girl’s condition, Ramadhani was willing to sell his family’s farm to get the money needed to travel to the hospital.

Keep reading Sita's story


The Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania enhances cancer care to improve the lives of the citizens of Tanzania through education, programs for prevention and screening, and services providing treatment and palliative care.
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