Win Over Cancer is a registered, 80G and 12A approved not for profit organization to provide support to cancer patients. Fighting the menace of cancer requires efforts at three fronts:
1. Spreading awareness and help in early detection and treatment
2. On treatment support
3. Creating long term financial sustainability amongst cancer impacted families to help them recover from the aftermath of the disease
As per ICMR data for 2016, more than 14.5 lac new cancer patients are reported every year in India. An analysis of Indian cancer registry data suggests that 56% of these i.e. more than 8 lac patients are in the working age group of 25 to 55 years.
Our survey of 1,700+ patients interacted between 2011 to 2016 reveal that 95% of these patients lose their livelihood to cancer. Poor social security system coupled with high cost of treatment means that in most cases, cost of treatment is funded from patients’ savings. By the time the treatment is completed, most patients are drained of their assets. Due to long recovery period and stigma against the disease, appx 85% survivors fail to get re-employed post remission.
Result: More than 6.5 lac families in India are being pushed to poverty line due to cancer every year.
Win Over Cancer is working on the following four objectives:
- Spread awareness about cancer and help in early detection
- Help patients leverage from limited treatment infrastructure in the country
- Help reduce cost of treatment
- Help cancer impacted families attain long term financial stability
The organization successfully places the cancer survivors in the society through medical guidance, information, and financial independence. The mission of Win Over Cancer is threefold: survive, support, and save. Win Over Cancer hopes to spread awareness about cancer so that it is diagnosed in initial stages to improve survival rates by organizing various programs at schools, colleges, offices, and factories to educate people about cancer. We also hope to expand the reach of existing treatment facilities to patients in small towns and rural areas by helping patients procure medicines at distributor prices and save money on high retail margins, & pathology tests through corporate tie-ups. We want to create a self-sustaining model for survivors and their families which leads them to financial independence. The effort rehabilitate survivors, help them find compatible jobs by providing skill development.