Imagine a world where hope rules over fear. A world where the health and wellbeing of children is a priority. A world where children are treated equally regardless of their gender, race, religion and without any discrimination. Imagine a world where hospitals do not shut their doors on the poor and where children do not die just because their parents can’t afford their medical bills. Imagine a world filled with kindness, compassion and love, and where people lend a helping hand to help the children in need. A world where smiles can be drawn among struggles and difficult times. A world where terminally ill diseases do not terminate a child’s hope of recovery or chances for a better life or future. Such a world does exist.
At the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon, children from different backgrounds, different regions and different religions all share one thing in common: Hope.
Inaugurated in 2002, the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL), which is affiliated to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (SJCRH) in Memphis, Tennessee, and works in close coordination with the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC), has treated over 1000 children with cancer and has provided over 4000 consultations. CCCL’s doors are open to all children diagnosed with cancer, regardless of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion or nationality, giving an equal chance to all children to fight their battle against cancer. In addition, parents don’t have to worry about not being able to afford treatment as all children at CCCL are treated at no cost to their parents, providing equal chances to the rich and poor.
With a passionate and professional team committed to its mission of hope and healthy future for the dear children, CCCL has an average cure rate of 80% among its patients.This incredible cure rate is a step closer in realizing Danny Thomas’ dream (founder of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis) that no child should die in the dawn of life.
We can all take part in that dream too.
Being a non-profit organization that covers all costs related to the treatment of their patients within the center, CCCL depends only on donations to be able to carry out its mission. It depends on passionate volunteers who want to make a difference in these children’s lives. It depends on the compassion and generosity of good people who believe in helping others whenever they can. It depends on humanity. It depends on US. On ME. On YOU.
No child deserves to suffer. We cannot prevent cancer from striking our children, but we can help them fight this battle, we can help give them hope, and we can help make this difficult journey a little easier for them.
There are many ways that we can help the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon maintain this world of hope, love, equality and above all health for our children. Visit CCCL’s website to find out how you can make a difference: http://goo.gl/xBggK3 and follow their social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) handle @CCCLebanon. You can also directly donate to the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon through the following link: http://goo.gl/2qTTQO
At Dulce Salerno, we care about our children and we are proud supporters of CCCL and its mission. For that reason, whenever you purchase a Dulce Salerno item, you are directly making a difference in a child’s life and contributing to their fight against cancer, as a portion of Dulce Salerno’s profits (100% of which is equally and fully divided among all charities supported by Dulce Salerno) will go out to CCCL. In addition, the following Dulce Salerno t-shirts (available in different styles) are designed specifically for CCCL and 100% of the profits generated by the sale of these specific items will go fully to CCCL.
To the health and future of all children, with love.
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