WHO WE ARE
The Together for Children with Leukemia Foundation is one of the largest health charity in Hungary dedicated to funding research, finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer children patients.
Established in 2003, we are there to improve the life of children with leukemia and to improve their chances of recovery. We are a charity bringing an integrated cancer care to the children with leukemia in Hungary. Instead of traditional cancer care that stops with surgery and chemotherapy, we bring together the different health care and allied health care disciplines—oncology, nursing, psychology, spirituality and more.
We contribute to the therapeutic work of pediatric hospitals and pediatric oncology clinics to alleviate the suffering of families raising children with leukemia and to research aimed at curing children with leukemia.
In the early 2000’s, a team of parents out of a family’s grief following the death of their children, decided to improve the chances of surviving children with leukemia and other types of childhood cancers.
A years later, in 2003, frustrated by the lack of effective support, they started a fundraising and education charity in the name of the Together for Children with Leukemia Foundation.
And yet, those committed adults derived motivation and hope from the successes of the children who have recovered from leukemia. They had reason to hope: although the disorder still has a devastating effect on the children and their families, today more than 75-80% of children with leukemia recover.
WHAT WE DO
The Together for Children with Leukemia Foundation exists for one reason—to eliminate childhood leukemia as a life-threatening disease. Our central focus is on educating, empowering and all to become pro-active in childhood leukemia and, if diagnosed, in surviving cancer.
Our services include nutrition, exercise, and social support. And we provide help now with emergency financial assistance to medicines and medical supplies to families with leukemic children in poverty. In recent years, with the help of our generous supporters, we have collected over 2.4 million dollars to assist with the treatment of children with leukemia. Among other things, by October 2015 we have provided a total of over 281,500 dollars to more than 600 families as regular monthly support under our Family Support Program.
When childhood leukemia strikes, it impacts the entire family and all areas of their life, especially financially. We have designed our Family Program to assist with the basic needs of children cancer patients in need. The demand is huge. Our commitment: no children with leukemia will go through cancer without the basics of daily needs. Accepting a post-cancer body is often very difficult. But simple sensitive acts of care and kindness can help. This is the focus of our Family Program. By October 2015 we have provided a total of over 281,500 dollars to more than 600 families as regular monthly support under our Family Support Program.