ASHIC Support A Life
The “Support-A-Life” program provides financial support for children on their maintenance treatment, based on demonstrated need. One of the main reasons for relapses within kids with Retinoblastoma, Germ Cell Tumor and Hodgkin's disease is, not following through with supportive treatment because their parents cannot afford it. This program is designed to increase survival rates, by matching a donor to pay for a portion of the child’s treatment costs , letting them continue, and preventing relapses. This has contributed directly to the improved survival rates of ~ 40%, a significant rise from ~3% back in 1993.
ASHIC receives donations from all over the world for this program. In partnership with SpaandanB in USA, ASHIC has raised thousands of dollars over the years. US based donors can make tax deductible donations through SpaandanB, and make sure to mention "ASHIC" in the notes.