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OUR PROGRAMS

1. LOOK AGAIN CAMPAIGN

The Look again campaign is training curriculum designed to empower health care professional with skills and tools to improve early detection of childhood cancer. Over 500 Community Health Workers, Community Health Extension Workers and other health care professionals in OGUN and OYO States have been trained on The 5 Signs & 5 Questions Method.

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2. CAREGIVERS WORKSHOP

A seminar series for cancer caregiver includes but not limited to doctors, physician, nurses, social workers and families of people dealing with cancer.

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3. THE DORCAS CANCER RESEARCH GRANTS

The Dorcas Cancer Research Grant is put together to drive and encourage Pediatric Cancer Research in Nigeria. This initiative address, report and provide data on the current situation, identifying bottlenecks as well as opportunities and prioritize actions for attaining the milestone in Childhood Cancer.

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4. COMMUNITY AWARENESS PROGRAM

The Dorcas Cancer Foundation Community Awareness Drive is dedicated to engage, enlighten and empower communities in Nigeria and Africa at large to increase Childhood Cancer awareness and improve survival rate in Nigeria.

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5. HANDS OF GOLD

A Support group forum where psychosocial support, counselling and advice is being given to families dealing with cancer. The meeting is open to any child under 18 years with proof of a cancer diagnosis from any part of the country; accompanied with at least one parent or ward.

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6. CHILDHOOD CANCER HANDBOOK

The Childhood Cancer handbook which is the first of its kind in Nigeria was developed by The Dorcas Cancer Foundation as one of the steps to defeat the monster trying to steal a child’s future.

This book was developed with the reader in mind to answer common questions about cancer in children with sections on the different types of Childhood Cancers and their treatment procedures symptoms, rate of incidence, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

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7. EMPLOYEE OPT-IN PROGRAM

The Employee Opt-In Program is a formal opportunity for team members of our partner organizations to participate in, and contribute to, childhood cancer survival in Nigeria.

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8. KIDS PLAYDATE

Children living with Cancer always have a lot to cope with, sometimes they can be anxious, afraid, angry and upset during this journey, no matter the level of the diagnosis it is important to help them live a life filled with much fun and excitement despite the odd.

Kids Playdate is put together to bring smiles and hope to the faces of the children living with cancer, despite all odds.

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9. WARD RENOVATION PROJECT

Ward Renovation Project is setup in line with our goal to promote prompt and proper care of every child diagnosed with cancer through creating a child-friendly hospital environment in the Pediatric Oncology ward of tertiary hospitals across Nigeria that would positively impact children experience and their health outcomes.

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10. CONSUMABLE DONATION DRIVE

The Consumable donation drive is setup to promote proper and promote treatment of every child diagnosed with cancer in Nigeria through the donation of medical consumables to Pediatrics Oncology wards of tertiary hospitals across Nigeria.

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11. TDCF CAREKIT PROGRAM

TDCF Care Kit is a gift bag for Children Cancer patients admitted into the Pediatric Oncology ward of major hospitals across the country.

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12. PEDIATRIC TUMOR BOARD

The Pediatric Tumor Board is an interactive, interdisciplinary forum where Pediatric Oncologists, Pediatric Surgeons, Radiation Oncologists, Hematology Oncologists, Radiologists, Pediatric Nurses, Oncology Nurses, Orthopedic Surgeons, Pathologists, Pharmaceutical companies and other professionals meet to review cancer cases, discuss and improve quality of cancer care, develop local/national guidelines for cancer treatment, and provide educational opportunities for medical professionals Partner with us to create and maintain a tumor board that ensures the delivery of state-of-the-art cancer care in Nigeria.

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13. TDCF WARNING SIGNS CHART

TDCF Warning Signs chart is a display that illustrates Childhood Cancer symptoms and signs. It will be put on the walls of tertiary hospitals, state hospitals, school clinics, private hospitals, community health centers and religious centers to educate and remind healthcare professionals and the public of the most common signals of Childhood Cancer.

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14. TDCF AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

The Dorcas Cancer Foundation Ambassadors are individuals who has chosen to use their professionalism, skills, relationships and networks to create opportunities for the foundation while demonstrating loyalty and commitment to the foundation purpose and values.

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15. ADOPT A DIAGNOSIS

Childhood cancers have better prognosis and chance for survival compared to adult cancers but delay in diagnosis and inadequate funding for treatment can lead to high loss.

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16. DORCAS ANGEL GRANT

The Dorcas Angel grant is a bereavement fund created to help a parent who has lost everything. A parent who has lost their child; their source of income and their hope. This grant was born out of the need to support these parents to get back on their feet so as to be able to take care of present needs.

Every year, one parent would be selected amongst others to be a recipient for the grant. All funds raised from this, would be given to the selected parent. This grant cannot bring back their child; we know this. But we hope it can shine a little light in the bleak darkness

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17. SING SEPTEMBER

The Sing September project is one of the Dorcas cancer foundation annual program to mark the childhood cancer awareness month, it is a platform where by individual uses their voice to raise awareness about childhood cancer by recording a video with them singing any nursery rhymes of their choice and post on Instagram the video with the highest number of likes wins a fabulous price.

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18. SHOP TO GIVE

Donating to a CAUSE can sometimes be a major mood booster of fulfillment to some people. There is nothing as fulfilling as when people have the opportunity to improve the lives of others while they carry on things that directly benefit them.

Shop to Give is a partnership drive that helps businesses increase sales, leveraging on charity targeted towards Children Living with Cancer in Nigeria.

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19. BASKET OF LOVE

The Basket love is an initiative of The Dorcas Cancer Foundation to create a memorable Christmas experience for children living with cancer. This core aim of this program is to bring joy and laughter of the season on the faces of children and their parents one day a time featuring Nigeria celebrities.

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