On the International Day of Cancer Children 2022, which is commemorated this February 15, will be a collection to help low-income children with cancer that has already begun and runs until Monday, March 7. It is an initiative of the Peruvian Cancer Foundation (FPC) and to which Wong Supermarkets joins in order to raise funds.
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With this initiative, Wong and the FPC seek to raise awareness of the importance of the fight against Cancer, disease from which we should not be elusive. Therefore, the proceeds will be used to continue providing comprehensive assistance to the most needy patients with this disease in the country.
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The comprehensive help It consists of: accommodation and food in the shelter for the patient and companion; Nursing; social care; Psychological Support; spiritual support; Emotional Support; medicines and treatments not covered by the SIS; food supplements, transportation and travel of patients and caregivers to and from provinces; and humanitarian bonds as well as tests and PPE materials for COVID-19.
How do I collaborate?
If you want to join the “We all push the cart” campaign and donate, you can do so until March 7 by buying at Wong.pe. It can also help children with cancer through the APP Wong.
Here we show you how you can make your donation for children with cancer from Wong.pe or the Wong App!
- Sign in to Wong.pe or the Wong App.
- Place in the search engine: “Put a heart on it”.
- Add the can to your cart.
- Enter the amount you want to donate. Ready!
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Giulianna Rivero, FPC’s Marketing and Fundraising Manager, pointed out that all proceeds will be delivered directly to the Peruvian Cancer Foundation (FPC).
“To date, cancer is the second cause of death in Peru, after COVID-19. Currently, 90% of pediatric cancer patients are treated in Lima and many of them do not have resources for their stay and continuity of treatment, for this reason, from the FPC in alliance with Wong, we want to invite the public to participate in this campaign and join the fight against cancer in Peru, since we believe that the comprehensive care* we provide contributes to alleviate 49% of the out-of-pocket expenses of the families of pediatric oncology patients”, commented.
Every year there are 1,800 new cases of childhood cancer in Peru
At Peruit is estimated that at least 1,800 children and adolescents under the age of 18 will be diagnosed with cancer annually, the leukemia It is the most common cancer (a third of all cases), followed by brain tumors (20%) and lymphomas (12%). The cure rate in developed countries is 80%.
At Peru, survival is highly variable, between 30-90% depending on the pathology. In order to cure as many children as in developed countries, it is necessary to improve early diagnosis, and it is very important to have an adequate registry of childhood cancer and a database that monitors the diagnosis and treatment of these children.
Peru was selected as the index country in the region of the Americas for the development of childhood cancer, allowing accelerated progress in improving care for children with cancer thanks to joint work between professionals dedicated to the care of girls, children and adolescents with cancer and the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
Of the 1,800 cases that are registered each year:
- 42.7% corresponds to leukemia and 57.3% to solid malignant tumors.
- 8.5% drop out of treatment
- 400 children die from cancer every year.
According to the criteria of