Iginte Asha Gala
Saturday, April 15th
Le Meridien Oak Brook
Access Life Assistance Foundation, an Indian not-for-profit organization, provides multi-disciplinary supportive care to families who come to various hospitals for their child’s cancer treatment.
It provides a loving and temporary home for children undergoing treatment for cancer along with their parents or caretakers. Access Life set up its first center in June 2014 in Chembur and has grown to 6 childhood cancer care centres across Mumbai, Pune, Manipal & now in Chandigarh. Through their 6 centers they have offered a holistic support to more than 1266 underprivileged children with cancer, and their families.
Families come from remote towns and cities across India seeking treatment for their children affected with cancer. While hospitals extend them quality medical services, the poorer families have no place to stay during the 5-12 months (sometimes extending to 24 months) that it takes to complete the treatment. Many end up living on footpaths or are forced to abandon treatment.
Along with a home-like environment for these families, they also address the psychological and social effects of cancer by providing practical support services, nutritional support, educational resources, safe transport to hospitals, and recreational programs.
If you are unable to join us for the event, you also have the opportunity to Donate today. All donations will go to support Access Life. Please note that all donations will be tax deductible.
When: Saturday, April 15 at 7pm
Where: Le Meridien Oak Brook
Beneficiary: Access Life