Why would a parent abandon a child's only hope for survival?
Child cancer is the most curable form of cancer. Despite good medical facilities, 4 out of 10 children from low income families don't complete their treatment due to their families being overwhelmed by the financial and emotional burden. 90% of these abandonments happen in the first 4 weeks of the treatment before the definitive funding comes in.
How Can You Help Reduce These Abandonment Rates?
An Emergency Fund for Child Cancer Will Reduce the Abandonment Rates.
Today, that idea is one step closer to reality. The Emergency Fund will be used as an interim fund in the initial weeks of treatment to support low income families in their most vulnerable times hence reducing the abandonment rates.