St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
ISCC stared making annual contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2008 in order to take part in their efforts to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric cancer through research and treatment. Discoveries made at St. Jude have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer. St. Jude has treated children from across the United States and from more then 70 countries. They also have an International Outreach Program to improve the survival rate of children worldwide through the transfer of knowledge, technology and organizational skills.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is a nonprofit, academic, pediatric medical center. Founded in 1901 it is the first and largest pediatric hospital in Southern California. CHLA is one of only 10 children’s hospitals in the nation and the only one on the West Coast to be named to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll thanks partially to its mission of innovative research efforts that impact children at their hospital as well as around the world. As such, ISCC is proud to have provided an annual contribution to CHLA since 2010.
Universario San Vicente Hospital is a non-profit private institution that offers health services with emphasis on complex patient care. Its efforts are focused on patients who need services but cannot afford to pay for them. The hospital has been serving patients for more than 95 years and is the oldest and with 600 beds, the largest hospital in Medellin, Colombia. ISCC started making donations to the Hospital Universario San Vicente Fundacion’s pediatric cancer fund in 2009.
Egypt Cancer Network 57357 is a non-profit helping to further cancer education, research, and especially patient care in Egypt. Their mission is to provide charitable support to Egyptian hospitals and non-profit organizations focused on cancer in the areas of patient care, scientific advancement and education. Their vision is to give the opportunity for a cure and to provide the highest quality of life to all Egyptian cancer patients. Our support of their efforts started in 2007 and has covered the cost of treatment for many children suffering from cancer.
The Make-A-Wish foundation is a non-profit organization that arranges experiences stated as wishes for children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions such as cancer. This helps enrich their life with hope, strength and joy. The organization grants wishes through its 62 chapters located in the U.S. as well as 47 other countries around the world through 36 affiliate offices. ISCC started its partnership with Make-a-Wish foundation in 2012.
Iran - OFAC License
Since its inception in 2004, with permission from United States Treasury and an OFAC license , ISCC has been providing assistance to MAHAK (Society to Support Children with Cancer), a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to helping Iranian children with cancer. Founded by a mother who endured the pain of her two year old daughter’s battle with cancer 23 years ago, MAHAK has so far helped more than 20,000 children suffering from cancer and currently has 9,000 children under its umbrella of services.
Fundacion Hondurena Para El Nino Con Cancer is a non-profit charitable organization which helps provide cancer treatment as well as all other ancillary services to more than 3000 children from families with limited economic resources throughout Honduras. Up to 8 new cases of cancer are recorded at the foundation each day. They also conduct educational campaigns to inform the public about pediatric cancer. Since 2008 ISCC has been making annual contributions to the foundation to help with their
Children’s Cancer Center Lebanon (CCCL) is a non-profit organization for the treatment of children with cancer. It is a unique regional center for the comprehensive treatment of pediatric cancer providing access to free treatment and care to all children without discrimination. CCCL is affiliated with St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Inaugurated in 2002, to date it has treated over 1000 children with cancer. We find CCCL’s mission in line with ISCC’s and have been providing annual contributions to this organization since 2006 to help them in their efforts.
COKSEV is a non-profit organization formed in 2001 in Istanbul, Turkey to help provide the latest treatments to children who are in need of cancer treatment, to conduct educational and social activities to help their mental state and to inform the public about childhood cancers. There are 2400 new cases of pediatric cancer in Turkey annually and if caught in time the rate of cure is 60%. ISCC has been supporting COKSEV’s efforts in helping treat these children with annual contributions since 2006.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is an agency mandated by the UN to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist displaced people around the world and to safeguard the rights and wellbeing of refugees worldwide. Among UNHCR’s goals is their aim to monitor and help improve the health status of these refugees. Since 2007 our annual donations to the UNHCR have helped make a difference in the health of countless refugee children cared for in 120 countries where UNHCR has a presence.
Since 2006 we have made annual donations to ASHIC Foundation for Childhood Cancer in Bangladesh. ASHIC helps improve the quality of life for children living with cancer by providing hope, physical and emotional support, and raising public awareness for early detection, improved treatment and social acceptance. Most of the ASHIC children come from underprivileged backgrounds, barely able to afford the basic treatment. ASHIC helps by providing them a range of services, such as palliative care for the terminally ill, shelter for families traveling to the city for their child's treatment, and a program to fund the cost of maintenance treatment for children with good prognosis at low to no cost to the families.
Since 2006 ISCC has provided annual grants to the Bayat Foundation in order to assist children suffering from cancer in Afghanistan. Bayat foundation has funded a much needed state of the art Children's ICU/CCU ward at Indira Gandhi Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan's leading children's hospital. Thanks to ISCC's donations they have been able to bring relief to a number of Afghan children suffering from leukemia by providing critical cancer medications as well as nutritious meals to the children receiving treatment.
Rwanda was one of the world’s poorest countries even before the 1994 genocide devastated the nation and its fragile health care system. In 2005, Partners In Health went into the country to help strengthen the public health system. Widespread poverty, limited access to care, and insufficient resources resulted in countless deaths PIH’s Rwandan sister organization, Inshuti Mu Buzima, has brought high-quality healthcare to rural districts that previously had some of the country’s worst health outcomes. ISCC started providing annual support for Inshuti Mu Buzima’s work with pediatric cancer patients at Rwinkwavu Hospital starting in 2012.
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, a 238-bed facility, has been committed to advancing and protecting the health and wellbeing of children in Orange County, California since 1964. The cancer institute at CHOC is dedicated to providing patients with the latest pediatric cancer treatments as well as the emotional, spiritual, and physical support the children need. Starting in 2011 ISCC committed to making contributions to CHOC’s cancer institute.
Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi is the oldest hospital in Kenya. Founded in 1901 with 40 beds it now has a capacity of 1800 beds. It is the largest referral hospital in East Africa with 78% of the patients at KNH patients considered poor. All 300 children in the 3 pediatric cancer wards are from rural families. Parents who know they can’t pay the cost of treatment many sometimes don’t come back. ISCC helps support the KNH pediatric cancer wards through annual donations. This cooperation started in 2008 and helps cover the cost of treatment for some of these children.
Angkor Hospital for Children is a non-profit pediatric teaching hospital which provides free, quality healthcare to impoverished children in Siem Reap, Cambodia, one of the poorest areas of the country. Many of the 150,000 children treated every year at AHC come from severely impoverished homes. 1 out of 77 children in Cambodia dies before his/her fifth birthday. Our annual contributions to AHC is helping the hospital improve the current services they provide to their cancer patients as well as starting up their chemotherapy treatments.