In one way or another, we have all been affected by Cancer, be it suffering from it directly, watching a loved one dealing with or even knowing someone who has been through the ordeal.
Cancer patients are warriors who go to battle every day – strong, resilient humans facing fate with strength that comes from the will to survive. While the future may seem daunting, there is still hope and other options that can, in many cases, help patients fight against all odds and successfully beat it.
Chemotherapy, radiation, hormonal therapy and surgery are some of the treatment options that cancer patients have in Kenya. With only two national radiotherapy machines, one of which breaks down due to excessive use, more needs to be done to alleviate the cancer burden at Kenyatta National Hospital. While it only costs KES 3,600 per radiotherapy session at Kenyatta National Hospital and Kenyatta University teaching and referral hospital, it consequently costs between KES 6,000 to 12,000 at private clinics. In addition, the average waiting time, at Kenyatta National Hospital, is 1 year, far too long for a cancer patient in need of urgent radiotherapy treatment.
The cost of cancer is not affordable for a lot of patients in Kenya. This is where the Faraja Cancer Support Trust plays a role in addition to the other services it provides..
Faraja gives hope to those who need it most and gives them a fighting chance. For this very reason, Faraja has organised the White-Water Rafting Challenge Every year a white water rafting event is held to raise funds. These funds are then used to fund the services Faraja provides which includes financial support for medical treatment of cancer patients, who would otherwise be unable to fund their own treatment.
Here’s where you come in.
Let’s help these warriors fight their battles and lend a helping hand. Register and participate in this wonderful and fun event.
By getting involved, we will celebrate cancer survivors, carers, and their friends and families – bringing communities together from around Kenya to make a difference. Jump on board, and become a part of the Faraja rafting family and spend a day or a weekend at the Savage Wilderness Camp.
It is a splash that will make a difference in someone’s life.