To ensure that every child diagnosed with cancer in Nigeria has access to the best standards of care.
To be a one-stop center for diagnosis, treatment, research, rehabilitation, training; and everything related to childhood cancer in Nigeria.
To achieve childhood cancer survival in Nigeria through partnership with healthcare organizations, professionals, community, and government; while supporting patients and their families.
WHO WE ARE
The Dorcas Cancer Foundation is a national non-profit organisation that was founded to bring together and support children and young persons suffering from cancer in Nigeria, as well as their families.
We are dedicated to improving childhood cancer Research, ensuring Early Detection, and Accurate Diagnoses, and enabling Prompt and Proper Treatment of childhood cancer.
We work closely with doctors, patients, and families to ensure that no family has to go through childhood cancer alone.
WHY WE STARTED
Every year, millions of children around the world are diagnosed with cancer; with more than 80% of these children living in low and middle income countries such as Nigeria.
Tragically, a significant number of these children will receive little; or even no treatment at all, due to a combination of failure to seek medical care, lack of resources to afford the care, and lack of access to specialized healthcare professionals or facilities.
Childhood cancers have an excellent chance of cure if detected early, accurately diagnosed, and promptly and properly treated. In developed countries, long – term survival rates for some childhood cancers approach values as high as 90%.
Even in resource-deficient settings such as Nigeria, unnecessary discomfort and mortality from childhood cancer can be significantly reduced with improved societal awareness leading to early detection, accurate diagnosis of the cancer; and prompt and proper intervention and treatment.
The Dorcas Cancer Foundation was borne out of this need. Join us, as we work to save the lives of children battling cancer all over Nigeria.
CARE: We are passionate about the children who put their trust in us to help them through the cancer journey.
COMMUNITY: We engage all members of the society to increase awareness and improve childhood cancer survival in Nigeria.
COMMITMENT: We are 100% dedicated to achieving survival of every child diagnosed with cancer in Nigeria.
COLLABORATION: We work with families, health care professionals, corporate organizations, and other non-profit organizations to achieve our goals.
WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?
The Dorcas Foundation will publish reports of independent audits carried out by a reputable firm that will be available to the general public.
Members, sponsors and donors will also receive copies of the audit reports.
If you have adopted a child, you will receive quarterly updates and personal communication about your adopted child to document what has been done with your donations.
Our financial records are and will always be open to inspection by any dedicated member or sponsor of our organization. Transparency and conscience are a key component of all our dealings.
- Early Detection
- Accurate Diagnosis
- Prompt and Proper Treatment
WHAT WE DO
- Increase public awareness of childhood cancers
- Financial assistance and funding
- Counseling and Support
WHAT YOU CAN DO
- Donate time
- Donate skill
- Donate money
- Adopt a child
- Adopt a diagnosis
- Adopt a program/event
- Adopt a research project