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The NCC Cares program donates and distributes much-needed drugs and medical equipment to treat people living with cancer and other diseases in the developing world. The vast majority of people living in these countries can barely afford to live. Can you imagine the added hardship of trying to find money to pay for drugs to treat cancer or other serious diseases? And that's if the drugs are even available in the country at all - which they often aren't.
And right here is the United States, this program provides Americans with cancer or other serious illness or disease with the required medical goods and/or financial assistance that they require to be able to complete their treatments or have an improved quality of life.
As the world's largest cancer-focused medical relief program, NCC Cares spans 50 countries and helps millions of patients worldwide.
With the help of our partners and donors—people like you—we've assisted tens of millions of needy patients. We've helped patients with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, hemophilia, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, infections, mental illness, respiratory disease, and rare genetic diseases.
In the past year, the NCC Cares program provided support valued over $118 million. This is our largest overall program, helping patients secure the life saving medicines they need. In the past decade, NCC Cares has provided total support with a value of over $1 billion - in requested and much needed prescription pharmaceuticals for underserved patients.
The different articles below are all about the NCC Cares program; learn more about this initiative by exploring the stories below.
"In my village there is no hope for help." Hanna is emphatic, her words punctuated with feeling. But her emphasis comes not from despair - it comes from relief. Hanna has lived her entire life as a subsistence farmer in the Western Region of Ghana. Life in her community is traditional, following the rhythms of the land and the old ways of her tribal… More
Yoni's tiny home lies deep in a barrio on the outskirts of Cusco. The neighborhood is nothing like the historic, romantic Cusco that tourists admire. There are no Inca foundations here. Just rows of adjoining, homemade adobe brick buildings descending down from the paved street - a maze of dirt roads that follow the contour of the surrounding… More
In a dusty haze, the myriad, tangled alleyways of Tegucigalpa's poor barrios seem to ramble on forever. Narrow dirt roads wind randomly, lined with countless tiny makeshift houses interspersed with every possible kind of small personal enterprise needed for survival. The residents here are poor, many rarely leave these neighborhoods. Life here… More
Out of the blue, in just two days, Ana went from perfect health, to total crisis and hospitalization. In lightening succession her symptoms moved from bruising to bleeding gums to extreme fatigue followed by incapacitating headaches, and finally culminating with high fever. In precarious shape, Ana was immediately put in ICU where she was eventually… More
Quietly confident, well mannered and handsome, you would never know that young David had already fought the battle of his life, against leukemia. Now, at the age of seven, he is in remission. Bright eyed and happy, he looks like any other boy. But to his mom, he is a miracle in progress. Their long journey to this point has been fraught with roadblocks.… More
Denis at 18 is a good-looking guy with intense, expressive eyes. Quiet but confident, he doesn't appear ill—yet he is one of approximately 300 people in Nicaragua known to have hemophilia. Hemophilia causes a protein deficiency in the blood, which prevents clots from forming. Patients like Denis frequently experience spontaneous… More
Fredesrinda has lung cancer. Life has not been easy since her diagnosis. In fact, like so many in Paraguay, it never has been particularly easy. Fifty-four years old, she lives with her 74-year-old husband, their four sons and one daughter in eastern Paraguay. Fredesrinda's husband earns only a few dollars a day as a… More
Anna Maria's eyes light up when she speaks of her beloved students. A math teacher to 17 year olds, a volunteer pre-school teacher and a mother of two girls, she's used to caring for others. But when she started to get sick, she was the one who needed care. It started with blood in her stools and unexplained weight loss. … More
Imagine this: Your 13-year old daughter suddenly loses the ability to walk and talk. Her vision deteriorates. She begins to have seizures. You take her to the hospital and it turns out she has a brain tumor. Doctors say the best treatment would be to use an advanced chemotherapy drug. The only problem? The… More
Pfizer & NCC Assist Underserved Patients
Pfizer partners with the National Cancer Coalition to provide medicine access to underserved patients in the developing world. Over the years, NCC and Pfizer have collaborated to provide significant donations in which thousands of patients with serious diseases like cancer, hemophilia, depression and other illnesses have received the therapies… More
Merck and NCC Partner in Developing World
Merck & Co., in partnership with its Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) affliate, and the National Cancer Coalition collaborate on a number of targeted pharmaceuical donations to help provide access to cancer-related therapies in Latin America. These medicines, which have helped hundreds of patients, have included Merck's brain cancer theapy… More
TEVA supports National Cancer Coalition International Relief Program
TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA and the National Cancer Coalition have partnered for the past decade to assist underserved patients in gaining access to the medicines that they require. During this timeframe, NCC has received and then provided to our overseas partner hospitals over $75 million dollars worth of chemotherapy and adjunctive therapies… More
Genzyme Partners with NCC to Combat Rare Diseases
Genzyme Corporation and the National Cancer Coalition have a rich history of collaboration to provide underserved patients in the developing world patients with access to modern biotechnology medicines to treat liposomal storage disorders (LSD) and other rare or genetic diseases. Over the past 6 years, NCC and Genzyme has collaborated in over… More
NCC and BD to Implement Cervical Cancer Detection Program in Peru
Raleigh, North Carolina, - February 4, 2011 - The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, are pleased to announce the implementation of a cervical cancer early detection program to benefit 75,000 underserved women in Peru. With a goal to… More
NCC and BCI Conduct Oncology Training Program in Ghana
The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) and the Ghana based organization Breast Care International (BCI) are pleased to announce the successful implementation of their oncology training program for registered nurses in Ghana. The program was officially sponsored by the US headquartered Johnson & Johnson and focuses on early detection of breast and… More
NCC and Pfizer Partner to Provide 10 Million Units of Hemophilia Medicines
The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) is pleased to announce its recent collaboration with Pfizer, Inc to provide hemophilia medicines to underserved patients in the developing world. To date, NCC has received more than 10 million international units of ReFactoÂ® Antihemophilic Factor (Recombinant), a therapy used for the treatment and prevention… More
Aetna Awards $20,000 Grant to the National Cancer Coalition
Aetna (NYSE: AET) recently awarded a $20,000 grant to the National Cancer Coalition (NCC), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce the suffering of cancer patients and their families by providing medical and financial relief, research, and educational programs throughout the world in an effort to improve patients' quality of life.… More
NCC and Wyeth Donation to Assist Cancer Patients in Latin America
The National Cancer Coalition (NCC) and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (Wyeth) are pleased to announce a pilot program to assist cancer patients in Latin America with donations of Wyeth’s cancer-related medicines Mylotarg(TM) (gemtuzumab ozogamicin for injection) and Neumega(TM) (oprelvekin). United States Ambassador Michael McKinley and the Peruvian… More
Coalition Spotlight - Angelle Stringer, Ph.D.
Dr. Angelle Stringer's professional career has been dedicated to the service of others. She currently teaches 9th grade English in a small rural community. Her past positions include having been the Director of the Teach Louisiana Consortium, a teacher certification program that attracts gifted individuals from a variety of backgrounds who… More
Coalition Spotlight - Stephanie Aguilar, RN
For about 10 years, Stephanie Aguilar, RN has acted as the Monitoring Coordinator, International Programs of NCC. Her role is to monitor all of our medical donations to make sure they get to the intended hospital or patients through direct contact with hospitals, Ministers of Health, and hospital staff. I spoke with Stephanie recently… More
Coalition Spotlight - Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai
Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addai,MD, Ph.D. is the CEO of the Peace & Love Hospitals in Ghana and is President of Breast Care International (BCl), a non-governmental organization in Ghana. BCI partnered with NCC three years ago to help fulfill the unmet needs of breast and cervical cancer patients in Ghana, and the Peace & Love Hospital is NCC's… More