KidzCan Zimbabwe Joins St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Global Alliance

IN a move that is set to open international networking and support, educational opportunities and the inspiration of a globally shared mission –finding cures and saving children, everywhere, KidzCan Zimbabwe has join the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Global Alliance.

By Staff Reporter

Making the announcement, Daniel Mckenzie KidzCan Zimbabwe Executive Director said the recent development funds them joining more than 180 esteemed members from more than 68 countries around the world.

Being voted into the Global Alliance is an honor. Global foundation partners must be assessed, recommended and sponsored by ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities), the fundraising and awareness organization of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and must meet several criteria to show evidence of their commitment to and impact on pediatric cancer outcomes in their community,” said Mckenzie Zimabwe.

St. Jude Global Alliance is a global movement in pediatric cancer that brings together individuals and institutions dedicated to the shared vision of improving the quality of healthcare delivery and increasing survival rates of children with cancer and blood disorders worldwide.

Members of the Alliance support the belief that every child, everywhere deserves the chance to live regardless of race, religion or the ability to pay.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is one of the largest, most respected pediatric cancer research hospitals in the world and is non-profit. No family receives a bill from the hospital, ever. St. Jude treats about 8,600 patients a year including patients from around the world.

Over the last 60 years, their research and treatments have helped raise pediatric cancer survival rates in the US from 20% to 80% and even 94% for some types of cancer. St. Jude treats all patients regardless of race, religion or the ability to pay.

“As part of the global mission to save children everywhere, St. Jude is investing over $100M in the global initiatives.
Launched in 2018, St. Jude Global is committed reducing global disparities in access to care through the development of comprehensive initiatives in capacity building, education and research across seven regions.

“For me, this partnership marks a new journey where ALSAC and St Jude have seen the potential in KidzCan and see themselves in us 50 years ago. Imagine what lies ahead for childhood cancer in Zimbabwe.”



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