None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.
– Pearl S. Buck –
Faces of Hope
In the absence of adequate health insurance to defray oncology costs, Faces of Hope hopes to make an impactful contribution to select child and adult sufferers of cancer.
The purpose for setting up the Faces of Hope Foundation is for financial assistance and support for individuals suffering with life threatening illness. Specifically cancer. As individuals we are aware of the costly exercise and strain that is put on the patient and family as a result of treatment and medication required to alleviate symptoms of the illness. It is most disturbing the amount of money it takes to keep a suffering individual alive. We, as a foundation, would like to relieve some of the financial burden required to keep patients alive.
- The Faces of Hope Foundation is a Section 21, non-profit organisation, which spent over two years in conceptualisation, before being officially registered, in February 2008
- Purely voluntary based, the foundation has two overriding objectives
- Firstly, Faces of Hope seeks to assist select cancer sufferers in meeting basic financial costs to cover debilitating (not only on the body, but also on the pocket) oncology treatment
- Secondly, the foundation is committed to raising awareness levels of- and educating the general public, on blood cancers. To achieve this, the foundation is looking into the establishment of a South African Lymphoma Committee or Council. As yet, there is no such body representing this particular strain of cancer. It is envisioned that the committee will consist of all relevant stakeholders in the management of the disease: Pharma, Oncology Health Professionals, Health Insurance and select patients who have expressed a willingness to become involved.
- Auditors: Mazars, Moores, Rowland