UNC TREATING MALAWI CANCER PATIENTS

ELON, NC. Cure Cancer Starter, in collaboration with University of North Carolina Lineberger, needs $10,000 to help treat cancer patients in Malawi, to help cancer research at UNC. The Malawi Ministry of Health and the University of North Carolina have a partnership in which local physicians are giving free screening and treatment for cancer patients in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. The Cure Cancer Starter campaign needs $10,000 to make this project possible.

Malawi only has two physicians for every 100,000 people, and only one cancer clinic, so this project enables crucial treatment for cancer patients. The project also gives training to the next generation of physicians, pathologist, nurses, and other healthcare workers in Malawi.

Donations will fund equipment for the cancer clinic to treat patients and investigate effective treatment methods. The money will not only help the citizens of Malawi, but it will also help the American medical students receive an education.

To donate, go to https://www.curecancerstarter.org, and then click the box that says “Donate Now.” Choose the UNC Lineberger campaign, and click the button that says donate to this campaign. Create an account, and then select donation amount, and then type in credit card information, and the donation will be sent.

Cure Cancer Starter is a unique organization to give money to, because 100 percent of their donations go directly to cancer research. Every dollar donated is another dollar going to researching a cure for cancer. Donations are secure and tax-deductible. Donators can sign up for regular updates on their research by going to http://blog.curecancerstarter.org/newsletter/.

This project will help current cancer patients and all future cancer patients. Eli Jordfald, Senior Major Gifts Director at UNC Lineberger said, “UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to fighting cancer with every resource—not just for the patients who rely on us for their lives today, but for all those who will face cancer in the future. We are excited to collaborate with Cure Cancer Starter as we work toward our ultimate goal of making all types of cancer curable.”

 

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