Newsletter | October 2018
Message from the CEO

We are just weeks away from the annual FCCT gala and are pleased to report that the weather forecast is in our favor!
Saturday, October 27 is sure to be a remarkable evening with special friends from Tanzania making the trip to Minnesota with stories to share regarding the incredible work taking place thanks to your generous support. We are grateful to the many FCCT donors, partners
and friends who are giving of their time and talents to support this work.
I hope we can count on you to join us for this evening of compassion and charity.This year, we have added a whiskey tasting to the evening's activities.Tickets are available on the FCCT website. Click here to order your tickets today, unless you have already been invited to a hosted table.
The mission to save lives and ease suffering in the far reaches of Tanzania is a bold one, but together we are making progress and bringing hope for an improved quality of life to people with cancer.

Hazel Reinhardt
President and CEO


Reaching the Summit: Bold steps toward quality cancer care

Saturday, October 27, 2018
5:30 socialize & silent auction | 7:30 dinner | 8:30 live auction & program
at the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

New this year: Whiskey tasting

Visit the FCCT website to see the progress being made and learn how your support can save lives, ease suffering and transform cancer outcomes for the people in northern Tanzania.



PrevACamp | PrevATrain
In a country devastated by cancer, a comprehensive cancer centre would seem the ultimate solution. In reality, it is only one piece of the care and treatment objective. Awareness and education, while seemingly basic, are proving to be essential in improving the lives of those who are suffering. 
The development of the KCMC Cancer Care Centre in Moshi means diagnosis and treatment of cancer are now possible in northern Tanzania. However, patients often arrive at the hospital in Moshi too late, many times at an incurable stage of cancer. Last year, 85 percent of the patients presenting for help at the Cancer Care Center were in stage III or IV. 
For those who’ve dedicated their lives to caring for the sick and suffering, this is an unbearable reality.

The question that needed to be answered was “why?” Not surprising, the answer was simple. People living in this vast region were unaware. They didn’t understand cancer. They weren’t aware that early detection would increase their chances of living. They just didn’t know. 


Patient story | Spirit of a Survivor

Nearly a year ago, Winner was brought to the hospital with swelling in her neck, constant fatigue, weight loss, and an overall feeling of sickness. Today, she glows with joy — a young girl filled with faith, hope and love.

When Winner first fell ill, her symptoms indicated tuberculosis. Doctors recommended a sixmonth treatment regimen. She followed the treatment schedule, but six months later, she was still experiencing the same symptoms, with no improvement.

Winner and her mother returned to the same hospital, but this time, they were told Winner had typhoid and brucellosis, and was kept in the hospital for five days. When the doctor wanted to do a biopsy of Winner’s lymph nodes, her Grandmother demanded they be transferred to KCMC for further testing. Read More »

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