ASAPRECAN - The fight against breast cancer

ASAPRECAN is an NGO in El Salvador dedicated to the fight against all types of cancer. It has programs for the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer. We are helping to fund their program to provide post breast cancer medication to women that cannot afford it and are not covered by insurance. The medication consists of hormone therapy aimed at preventing the cancer from coming back and comes in three forms: Letrozole, Anastrozole, and Tamoxifen.  Last year we were able to donate 1 thousand of each of these treatments, which covers the yearly needs of 249 women who have gone through a mastectomy. Our goal is to finance at least the same amount of treatments for next year in order to give continuing support to current patients who need the treatment for at least 5 years and we can hopefully cover the needs of additional ones. The cost of the 3 thousand treatments is USD 8,700, which are provided by a local NGO – Patronato Progresando en Familia – in partnership with Novartis, who provides the medicines at a fraction of their usual cost.

With your help, we can change the lives of hundreds of women who would otherwise would not be able to afford the necessary treatment. When we delivered the donation last year we were fortunate to meet three beneficiaries who shared their stories. We were moved by their determination and purpose to overcome the disease and help support their families. Any contribution, no matter the amount, goes a long way to reach our goal to support them. We also appreciate if you share this campaign to reach as many people as possible.  

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