Ten years ago, Egyptian students donated “Just One Pound” to lay the foundation for a fully charitable children’s cancer hospital. Collectively, they raised 23 million Egyptian Pounds ($3.8M) in a single day. As a result, Cairo now has the world’s largest and busiest pediatric cancer hospital, The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357.
The spirit of change these students created, is now part of the hospital’s culture as it continues to move the nation forward in patient care, philanthropy, research, education, and even environment. Their survival rates are double the Egyptian average and almost on par with the U.S.
Since opening their doors in 2007, the hospital has been at full capacity, able to serve only one in four children in need.
Students at Boston University, in solidarity with the Egyptian youth, launch today a challenge to all college campuses throughout the U.S. Their goal is to raise $250,000 to lay the foundation of a $10 million dollar expansion of The Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357. To get involved with this campus competition, click here.
At Egypt Cancer Network, our slogan is “Strength in Unity.” We in the U.S. have been inspired by the seeds of change we saw planted a year ago today on this anniversary of their revolution. By supporting grass roots initiatives like Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357, we are sending a clear message that we believe in the future of Egypt. Egypt Cancer Network USA is committed to expanding this hospital so it can treat the majority of Egyptian children with cancer… a gift of life and solidarity.
George Bernard Shaw once said “Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.”
We salute all the unreasonable people in Egypt that made Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357 a reality!