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I fight for my dreams despite having a rare kidney tumor.
Mitra is one of MAHAK’s cancer-survivor and she is 32. She was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 3 with a rare kind of kidney tumor which happens to 1 in 10,000. Due to the malignant tumor, after counseling with oncologists and having numerous tests and scans, she lost one of her kidney to surgery. Now 27 years have passed since then and she admitted university many years after survival from cancer and received financial support from MAHAK as MAHAK never leaves its children alone in different stages of life. Currently, she is a professional make-up artist of the theater and film industry and has worked in famous film projects. She has also studied accounting in addition to make-up and clothing design.

Mitra has persistently followed the path of success. As she says, no one thought that she could study, have a job and play an important role in the family. With the help of her oncologist and MAHAK family, she has been able to reach the stage she had always imagined. Mitra's successes have an important message for children suffering from cancer, their families and all members of society; a message that tells us cancer-stricken children, like everyone else, can try and succeed in their life.

P.S. This is the photo of Mitra and her father during her cancer.


Your annual partnership dollars will help sponsor children on their way to getting healthy, one by one.
International Society for Children with Cancer (ISCC) is pleased to provide businesses and corporations an opportunity to invest in the lives of impoverished children with cancer by becoming a Corporate Partner. The funds provided by our Corporate Partners enable us to provide funding for medical devises needed for cancer treatment and/or pay for costs of treatments such as operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, medical diagnostics, medications and hospitalizations to name a few.

For more information please contact ISCC at info@iscc-charity.org or call (949) 679-9911.

International Society for Children with Cancer is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501 (c) 3 agency. If your company offers “matching grants”, we would appreciate the opportunity to be considered for a gift.

Testimonial and reflection from ISCC/Mahak supporter:

I am honored to be a member of ISCC volunteer team for over 10 years. I became familiar with Mahak through ISCC. I have met many amazing people through my service for ISCC and learned a lot from this organization and am grateful to be part of this team. The Board members, directors and committees are all hardworking, genuine and lead by example. ISCC is best know charity outside of Iran and it is because of their transparency and openness.
Numerous times we have been told they have open book policy. Everyone who works here is a volunteer and they operate with only two employees.
I work and spend volunteer time at ISCC for no reason other than all the cancer stricken children.

- Nasrin Shahndeh

Our Partners:

Changing the world is a team effort & here at ISCC we are proud of our network of partners who share our desire to bring about that change.

Mahak’s Joint Projects with National and International Institutes and Organizations:

• The Iranian cancer institute about the geographical distribution of patients suffering from childhood cancer

• Iran medical science university about the impact of apoptosis induction by Noscapine on lymphoblast cell in leukemia patients

• Institute Gustavo Rouse about the effect of late treatment of childhood cancer

• CAF in Russia about the childhood cancer

•University of Tehran regarding the investigation of mechanisms regulating emotion and emotional adjustment of children with cancer.

Over the past few years, representatives of MAHAK have attended conferences, seminars and meetings of the previously mentioned organizations and represented the various activities offered by MAHAK in response to cancer, such as:

• The presentation of “The week of Leukemia” in cooperation with LÖSEV

• Holding joint cultural nights, exhibitions, and circuses in cooperation with foreign embassies in Iran

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.