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" Include ISCC in your will or trust"
Your gift will make it possible for us to ask others to follow in your footsteps and pledge their significant commitment to our organization. We thank you for considering creating your legacy with ISCC and helping us help underprivileged cancer stricken children.
International Society for Children with Cancer provides a full range of charitable gift planning options and services. Below you can find several samples demonstrating the ways you can create your legacy.
Please be advised that International Society for Children with Cancer, its employees, or its representatives do not offer legal or financial advice. We strongly urge prospective donors to consult with their attorney, financial advisor, estate planning professional, accountant or other appropriate professional before making any material decisions based on information we provide on our Web site, printed materials, or other sources. We welcome the opportunity to help you identify tax-wise and beneficial ways to support underprivileged cancer stricken children of ISCC. Please feel free to contact us directly for information or assistance on a confidential basis. ...
Did you Know?
All types of childhood cancer combined receive less than 4% of the United States federal funding for cancer research.
In the last 20 years, the FDA has approved only two pediatric cancer drugs that were initially studied in children. Clolar and Erwinaze.
The causes of most pediatric cancers remain a mystery and cannot be prevented.
One out of every 300 males and one out of every 333 females in America will develop cancer before their 20th birthday.
Childhood cancer survivors are at significant risk for secondary cancers later in life.
More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
When a child is diagnosed with cancer- so is their family and everyone that loves them.
The 10 Most Common Types of Childhood Cancers
1-Leukemia (acute lymphoblastic & acute myeloid)
2-CNS, brain and spinal cord tumors
3-Lymphomas (including Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin)
4-Skin cancer and melanomas
5-Soft tissue tumors (including rhabdomyosarcoma)
6-Germ cell tumors
8-Bone cancers (including osteosarcoma & Ewing sarcoma)
9-Renal cancer (including Wilms tumor)
In the United States, among children, from birth to age 19, more than 18,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed each year.
Many parents have to travel hours to hospitals to get treatment for their children. They often times have to stay there for more than a month. This leaves one parent at the hospital and one parent at home to take care of siblings. It’s very hard on the entire family. ...
Your Call to Action! Membership $1 a day saves a cancer-stricken child's life!
By becoming a member of ISCC, you have the opportunity to save a child's life. It is simple and easy.
You can set up your monthly payment to be automatically deducted from your
credit card OR fill out the membership application on our webisite. Www.Iscc-charity.org
No matter how big or small you think your support is, every bit helps us get closer to reaching our goal of finding a cure for childhood cancer. ...
On Tuesday March 30 Mr. Fred Minagar, Mayor of Laguna Niguel honored ISCC with a proclamation from the city. This proclamation was presented to Mrs. Fershteh Tavakoli , ISCC founder at an intimate gathering with a handful of ISCC Board and Advisory members. Mr. Fred Minagar is a passionate and dedicated local leader having served the City of Laguna Niguel during the past 22 years.
We are honored and grateful for this recognition. ...
A Letter from Far Far Away
In the beautiful innocent world of children which is full of colors and dreams it doesn't matter where their friends live and which place they come from. They behave and act based on innate humane instincts and playing and drawing are two of the most important means by which they communicate. MAHAK children have friends all over the world whose messages indicate their unconditional and unlimited love and support.
One of our children's friends is Arman who has written a letter to send his pure wishes
and prayers to his buddies at MAHAK.
Arman has written:
Hi my friends.
I heard you are sick. I pray for you to get better soon.
I can't wait to play with you.
There is no border to love in MAHAK and we are waiting to receive your letters from everywhere in the world. ...
Eyes of the heart; A better way to see: “The story began the day we were told that Reza cannot see anymore. He just turned seven. It was the early days of school. I assumed that the flame in him for learning, playing and observing suddenly streaked off.
One of these days when he was so tired and nervous due to chemotherapy, I went to the playroom to find something for him to play. The psychologist in the room gave me Legos. I had doubt to take it or not. anyway, Reza started to play. Meanwhile, looking at him playing with the Legos I thought about the days after his diagnosis that I was full of stress and completely desperate to get along with him. With all these thoughts with such fear of tomorrow I slept.
The day after, with children’s sounds coming from the corridor laughing and playing, I woke up and believe me, what I saw was honestly fantastic. Reza made a house with every facility you can imagine. The rooms were separated, the stairs, windows, doors, everything. You cannot believe, even the kitchen had oven and fridge.
Since then I knew very well what makes Reza entertained and reduces his tension and stress. He spent hours and hours in his room to make new things. Once the doctor came to his room for a normal check-up, he saw a fun city at Reza’s room and said: ”Good for you, your mom is very talented.” We both laughed and I told the doctor that Reza himself had made it. The wonder in his eyes was the same as mine when I saw his first Lego construction.
Now a days, Reza is going to the school for the children visually impaired. What made me worry about my son few years ago makes me proud of him now. Reza can make different shapes with Legos only by touching them. He had never seen a sewing machine before but after touching it, he made a running one. It is four years that Reza is #cancer free and nothing could have stopped him from learning new things. I believe in him and I know that with skills he has and the journey he has passed; he will be one of the most successful people in the society. I hope that all the children with cancer will be remitted soon and there will be no children in pain anymore.” Reza’s Mother ...
Every dollar counts!
$1 per day might not seem like a significant amount, every dollar truly helps when fighting cancer and providing medical care to children in need. The donations also go toward supporting the families dealing with the obstacles that come with obtaining medical care.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
The cost of treating one child for cancer each year is approximately $2,000. This total consists of several factors, such as medication that typically costs $15 a month. Scans can cost about $200, while radiation treatments can cost three times as much per visit. MAHAK, with its slogan of “Help us and let us help you.” relies on using the latest technology to provide the most effective care in a loving environment. No family is ever charged for medical care and treatment, or for transportation, meals, or housing.
HOW DO I DONATE?
After choosing to give to ISCC-Charity, and in turn the MAHAK organization, you can pledge to give $1 per day or become a monthly sponsor to give each month. Donating to ISCC-Charity is a meaningful way to fulfill personal philanthropy or teach your entire family about giving. The organization also appreciates and encourages donations and sponsorships made in honor or memory of a loved one.
Secure donations can be made online, and the website also features a printable donation form. Donors can also mail monetary gifts to the charity’s Irvine office . All of the necessary information can be found online at www.iscc-charity.org. ...
Join the Cause: Millions of Kids Need Our Help
MAHAK, since inception in 1991 and as a result of over two decades of service has fulfilled a great part of its mission which is to provide comprehensive support for children with cancer, thus reducing child mortality rates and empowering the families of children who suffer from cancer.
Mahak provides supportive, psycho-social and welfare services to the deprived children and their families. Support services include social work, psychology and welfare services. In addition, the charity is responsible for collection of donations and humanitarian assistance from people, institutions and organizations. Fundraising activities include donation boxes, membership schemes, advertising and special projects as well as Public and International Relations that keep rapport with volunteers, donors at national and international level.
This highly specialized pediatric hospital offers the latest methods and technology in detecting and treating childhood cancer such as Leukemia, Brain tumors, Bone tumors, etc.
Mahak’s team of physicians, highly skilled advanced practice nurses with expertise in all aspects of care for children with cancer, psychologists, and social workers are collaborating coherently for early detection and treatment of this catastrophic disease.
Therefore, efforts over the last 24 years have resulted in remarkable increase in cure rate of patients with pediatric cancer.
They also bring together the best minds in pediatric research to set the most effective standards and find out the latest methods of prevention and treatment.Numbers of nationally well-known physicians have gathered to improve the health and safety of children by conducting joint workshops, projects, conferences at national and international level in the field of pediatric cancer.
Every child deserves a chance at a life filled with happiness and health. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, the disease not only changes the child’s life, but the entire family’s life. Coping with the life-threatening illness along with emotional turmoil is a great challenge. Aside from the physical pain and emotional challenges inflicted by cancer, treating this disease is very expensive, often posing financial hardships on families seeking quality treatment for a child with cancer
. At ISCC, a kids’ cancer charity
, we believe that no child suffering from cancer should be left untreated. Thus, our purpose is to globally increase access to treatment for underprivileged children with cancer
. We are strongly committed to supporting these children and their families during the healing process. Our international cancer society is publicly supported through donations from individuals, charitable foundations and businesses that recognize the urgent need to improve treatment and increase cure rates of childhood cancers. We, a charity for children with cancer
, invite you to join us in our mission to deliver hope and support to underprivileged cancer stricken children and their families, and in helping children with cancer around the world.
Although coping with a cancer diagnosis and managing the treatments is painful and difficult, it is important to remember that the majority of child cancer patients survive this devastating disease if diagnosed and treated early. A new study put out by the University of Colorado Denver examines the stages and survival rates of cancer. The results of this study indicate that people living in poor neighborhoods have a greater risk of dying from cancer than people with a higher socioeconomic status. In the poorest 25 countries in the world, an estimated 90% of children diagnosed with cancer die. The disparity in survival rates between rich and poor countries is greater for childhood cancers than for any other cancers. Although there has been remarkable progress in the fight against cancer, the incidence of cancer among children is increasing worldwide, particularly in third world countries where access to information and treatment for cancer control is limited or nonexistent. ISCC’s mission is to support children with cancer
and make a difference in the lives of cancer-stricken children, adolescents, and their families by providing access to the highest quality care and service possible, regardless of their financial status. ISCC, a charity for children with cancer, is able to do this by raising funds through various vehicles, then granting these funds to hospitals around the world that specialize in treating childhood cancer, such as MAHAK and CHOC Hospital, and cancer research centers, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, around the world.
One World, One Love
One World, One Life