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Lalitha Chandana Foundation Cancer Support

What is LCF and what is our aim/our goals?

Lalitha Chandana Foundation was founded in memory of Lalitha and Chandana, the mother and the daughter, who fought cancer with courage and conviction till they lost their lives to the ruthless disease in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The foundation’s core purpose revolves around empathetic support to both patient and family at the time of shock and anxiety when diagnosed with cancer. Chandana, who unfortunately played both the roles, believed that being surrounded by such a support is fundamental in dealing with cancer. Embracing her idea as our very own we, family and friends, registered LCF in Dec 2014 with a mission statement to “Nurture a sense of comfort among the people diagnosed to handle the shock of cancer through awareness on protocol of treatment and on availability of services.”
 
What have we done so far?

With humble beginning in funds we started with researching on organizations that we can support in a small scale to get a sense of what exactly we can do. We started with need-based treatment support in 2015 and found a strong partner in Institute of Rural Health Studies (IRHS) that runs comprehensive care and support to people fighting cancer with services for early screening and diagnosis, counseling and treatment. Most recently in 2017 IRHS was able to leverage LCF grant towards (1) building awareness on breast cancer, cervical cancer and oral cancer in villages, (2) spreading awareness to government hospital staff on actual protocol of treatment, (3) screening of cases at an average of 100 women per week and conducting biopsies (i.e.,
5% of the cases) at the district hospitals. In addition to working with IRHS, LCF was also able to support individual cases through two other organizations Mission Hopp and Sankalp for treatment of 2 children suffering the disease.
 
Driven by our work so far and striving to deliver on the mission of the foundation, we established the following goals for 2019 and beyond:

(1)   Reach out to at least 3000 women in every year through awareness creation and counseling in Hyderabad and three neighboring districts.
(2)   Collaborate with existing service institutions for follow up of treatment to 3000 cases in Hyderabad and three neighboring districts and in meeting part of the treatment cost, where gaps exist in public health care.
(3)   Extend need based support in treatment for 500 individuals per year, on a case by case basis, in response to appeals from other parts of the country.
 
How can you help or contribute?

Your financial help! We are finally at a point where we want to set funding targets to be able to deliver on our goals. We are kicking off our first funding drive to raise a target of INR 300K by May 31, 2019; the target date is around the 6th anniversary of Chandana’s passing away.  
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12th April 2019
Dear Supporters,

Here's a quick update:

1. Brief on the Partnership Scoping

(a) Damodaram met Pat and Mukesh of IRHS on 19 October 2018 to understand the work carried out and to hand over the cheque for Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousands) towards the grant as resolved by the Trustees at the meeting held on 16 June 2018. The district collector of Wanaparthy has offered to pay for all the equipment required for the newest cancer screening centre in the district hospital. IRHS had the benefit of services from a student volunteer from USA and likelihood of her coming back to serve the community. A cheque was handed over to IRHS which was received with much appreciation. (b) St Jude India Childcare Centre, located in Banjara hills, Hyderabad - is part of an international organisation with India office in Mumbai. It supports the children, who need treatment for cancer and their parents coming to hospital from distant villages and towns. It provides ‘a home away from home’ to such families during the long drawn out treatment with housing, nutrition, transportation to and from the hospital, counselling, education and recreation and art based therapy. The model is based on three inter-locking and inter-dependent factors of medical treatment, emotional space and physical space. LCF has begun the partnership with St Jude’s Childcare centre with an initial grant of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand) to spend exclusively towards treatment. During the visit, the centre coordinator was present and the director was away. They have agreed to provide LCF specific case studies about its utilisation. Follow up was agreed to ensure that our grant does not go to administrative expenses. Rupa will make a visit to their centre and their work in January based on her convenience. (c) Impact caring for children with cancer - aims to provide optimal treatment for every child diagnosed with cancer. It operates from the MNJ Institute for cancer. In the past, LCF supported them with need based medical treatment for child cases. Damodaram sought to meet with its management for establishing a systematic and regular partnership. But there was no response from them. It requires follow up.
2. Individual cases supportedLCF responded to specific appeals from other organisations:
(a) Mission Hopp: Assistance for Anjali (6 year old girl) for one dose of treatment with grant of Rs. 11,260/- (Rupees eleven thousand two hundred sixty). (b) Sankalp Helping Foundation: Assistance for Khushi to meet part of treatment cost with a grant of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees five thousands).
Dear Supporters,

Here's a quick update:

1. Brief on the Partnership Scoping

(a) Damodaram met Pat and Mukesh of IRHS on 19 October 2018 to understand the work carried out and to hand over the cheque for Rs. 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousands) towards the grant as resolved by the Trustees at the meeting held on 16 June 2018. The district collector of Wanaparthy has offered to pay for all the equipment required for the newest cancer screening centre in the district hospital. IRHS had the benefit of services from a student volunteer from USA and likelihood of her coming back to serve the community. A cheque was handed over to IRHS which was received with much appreciation. (b) St Jude India Childcare Centre, located in Banjara hills, Hyderabad - is part of an international organisation with India office in Mumbai. It supports the children, who need treatment for cancer and their parents coming to hospital from distant villages and towns. It provides ‘a home away from home’ to such families during the long drawn out treatment with housing, nutrition, transportation to and from the hospital, counselling, education and recreation and art based therapy. The model is based on three inter-locking and inter-dependent factors of medical treatment, emotional space and physical space. LCF has begun the partnership with St Jude’s Childcare centre with an initial grant of Rs. 25,000/- (Rupees twenty five thousand) to spend exclusively towards treatment. During the visit, the centre coordinator was present and the director was away. They have agreed to provide LCF specific case studies about its utilisation. Follow up was agreed to ensure that our grant does not go to administrative expenses. Rupa will make a visit to their centre and their work in January based on her convenience. (c) Impact caring for children with cancer - aims to provide optimal treatment for every child diagnosed with cancer. It operates from the MNJ Institute for cancer. In the past, LCF supported them with need based medical treatment for child cases. Damodaram sought to meet with its management for establishing a systematic and regular partnership. But there was no response from them. It requires follow up.
2. Individual cases supportedLCF responded to specific appeals from other organisations:
(a) Mission Hopp: Assistance for Anjali (6 year old girl) for one dose of treatment with grant of Rs. 11,260/- (Rupees eleven thousand two hundred sixty). (b) Sankalp Helping Foundation: Assistance for Khushi to meet part of treatment cost with a grant of Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees five thousands).
27th June 2018
Thank you for all the support. We have now reached the goal we have set for ourselves and hope to share the news about how the funds are being spent for the cause of cancer treatment and support. 
Thank you for all the support. We have now reached the goal we have set for ourselves and hope to share the news about how the funds are being spent for the cause of cancer treatment and support. 
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Rs.127,600 raised

Goal: Rs.300,000

Beneficiary: Damodaram Kuppu... info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

Supporters (17)

Meera
Meera donated Rs.2,000
BP
BHARATHI PITTI donated Rs.10,000
A
Anonymous donated Rs.5,000
BP
BHARATHI PITTI donated Rs.20,000
SJ
SASHIDHAR JEEVANIGI donated Rs.5,000
SJ
SASHIDHAR JEEVANIGI donated Rs.5,000