Cuba: Pink to Pink
Led by Dr. Alberto Jones,
10/10/15 - 10/17/15
Cancer is a widespread, devastating
illness, which until the recent past, was synonymous with death. Improved
diet, preventive medicine, high-tech equipment, third generation
medicines, worldwide research and greater understanding of its
pathogenesis, is gradually turning this malady into a chronic ailment.
These advances in knowledge have increased the number of survivors, many
of whom need our moral, psychological, and material support to improve
their quality of life.
Our group will be visiting healthcare facilities and meeting with
survivors in Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad, which will give us an
opportunity to learn how the Cuban healthcare system works and is able to
serve its people with limited resources. We can bond, share experiences
and mitigate the suffering.
Caribbean American Children Foundation seeks
donations of medical supplies for cancer survivors, 4/2015
Letter from a cancer survivor, 3/15
Like millions of women before me, when I was told by my physician
that I had breast cancer my
world stopped. Fortunately I had access to wonderful physicians,
nurses, hospital settings,
chemo, radiation, third generation medicines, psychological support,
prosthesis, special bra,
wigs, creams and much more.
This personal tragedy led me to think about other women in poor
areas of the world and in my
. own country Cuba, where many of the post medical treatment and
supplies are not readily
available, compounding the trauma of these survivors.
Since then, Ihave been collecting all unwanted, usable prosthesis,
bra, wigs, medicine and
medical supplies, that will be donated to less fortunate survivors.
With your help, we will be
able to minimize the pain, suffering and anxiety of those who have
already lost so much.
Please help us with your tax deductible material donations or cash,
to mitigate their suffering.
Please accept our sincere gratitude for your support.