Welcome to Combating childhood cancer
We are not officially affiliated with the Raisa Gorbachev foundation but report news on it. Set up almost ten years ago, the Raisa Gorbachev Foundation is dedicated to the control and removal of childhood cancer.
Changing the lives of children with cancer is at the core of everything they do. They endeavour to eliminate economical, national and political borders to accessibility of treatment which are at once life-enhancing and life-saving. Key progress has been made since 2006 and the Foundation goes on to target requirements in Russia and Britain.
The diagnosis of cancer is the beginning of a very difficult journey for all people affected. The news is horrible. Two decades ago it was synonymous with a death sentence. Now the survival rates offer genuine hope to those with cancer. Economical borders should not determine the destiny of a child with cancer.
What changes are happening?
At the centre of their work is the offering of direct support to people who can make a difference to the lives of young cancer patients. The Foundation has added value on both an institutional and a one-to-one level. From giving life-saving equipment to hospitals and funding specialist care, they endeavour to change the diagnosis from a death sentence to a life process.
The Foundation has discovered several areas to increase the use of the funds they make for Cancer Control and Beyond Therapy programmes: therapy, research, equipment, advocacy and training.
As the foundation continues, the global reach is expanding. It is their ambition that every donation awarded has a worldwide application and global results.
The lives of many young patients have been improved by the Foundation’s contribution. With the help of the Foundation, doctors can use cancer treatments and modern diagnostic technology which would otherwise not be available to them.