CanKids KidsCan - The National Society For Change For Childhood Cancer in India is a National NGO working across the entire spectrum of Childhood Cancer Care. Through our signature program YANA –You are Not Alone – we provide holistic support to a child with cancer and the family, from moment of detection, through diagnosis, treatment and after.
Founded in 2004 under Indian Cancer Society, (Delhi), Cankids was registered as an Independent National Society (Not For Profit Charitable Organisation under the Indian Societies Act 1951) in 2012 . We have valid 12A. 80g and FCRA certificates.
CanKids enables better standards of treatment and care by partnering with Cancer centers, assessing needs and filling gaps on an ongoing basis, through funding support, providing social support staff, enhancing capacities and driving quality care, research and impact assessment. Through stakeholder engagement and advocacy we aim to ensure that Childhood Cancer is a child health priority in India. More information about our working model can be found here.
Stories From The Frontline
Spotted on TV, trudging towards the border from Delhi, Vishakha's story exemplifies CanKids commitment and the spirit of going above and beyond. Vishakha an osteosarcoma patient and her parents were noticed on a TV channel by one of our survivor volunteers. Working overnight using multiple channels, they were identified, located, brought to the safety and security of our Home Away From Home and the next day were sent in an ambulance to their home in Pushkar!
The girl in the violet mask is Shreyashi, a six year old Blood Cancer patient who recently developed symptoms of Jaundice. To add to the mix, the hospital where her treatment was going on was declared as COVID hospital. The CanKids social worker made sure she is admitted in another hospital and her health shouldn't deteriorate. Shreyashi and her family are at our Home Away From Home now, safe and she continues her cancer treatment
The Cankids HealthLine
COVID-19 Guidance for Children and Young People with Cancer undergoing Treatment
How might coronavirus affect my child who is undergoing cancer treatment? Data currently seem to show that the infection is milder in children than in adults. However, children and young people undergoing cancer treatment have a weakened immune system which will make it harder for the body to fight off infections such as COVID-19. It is important for children with cancer and their families to follow steps to protect themselves where possible. What precautions should we take?
Wash your hands often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
Try to help your child avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands where possible
Avoid close contact with people who are known to be unwell
Try and cover your child’s cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home and work environment
Cankids celebrates Retinoblastoma Week from 17th to 23rd May 2020
CanKids is celebrating RETINOBLASTOMA (RB) WEEK between 17th to 23rd May 2020 focusing on raising awareness on Retinoblastoma and gathering funds specifically for treatment of children suffering from Retinoblastoma.
During FY 2019-20, CanKids enrolled 665 RB cases across various hospitals in India including PGI Chandigarh, AIIMS RPC Delhi, Shroff Charity Eye Hospital at Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon, and the support extended included appointing social workers as well as financial assistance to 534 children for Intra-arterial chemotherapies.
During FY 2019-20, we supported 534 RB cases by providing financial assistance of an amount of Rs. 63 lakhs across various hospitals. Contribution on the platform during 17th to 23rd May 2020 would exclusively go towards treatment of Retinoblastoma among children.
Cankids Units Across India Celebrate Nurses Week from May 10 - May 16, 2020
Saved some money by taking haircuts at home this lockdown? Share it to help children with Cancer! They already have low immunity! Today, many of their regular hospitals have been converted into Covid ones. Your contribution will help these children continue treatment in some other hospital, provide PPE kits to the doctors treating them, medicines and transportation. The little you saved on your hair can help a child defeat cancer! Read more @ https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-taklu-takli?utm_source=cankids