In India, there are 25 lakh cancer patients. There are 7 lakh new cancer cases diagnosed each year and a similar number of deaths. A good number of deaths can be avoided by early diagnosis & treatment . The problem is the availability of timely treatment at an affordable cost .

Currently, copewithcancer provides financial aid to over 100 patients a month at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. It’s always been our mission to make a difference in insufficiently served areas in cancer care.

What is the campaign objective?

  • Scale our proven model & current initiative at Tata Memorial hospital by 3 times
  • Duplicate our Tata Memorial Hospital Model in two more cities in India
  • Fund Radiation Therapy treatment

What does 6k from 6k mean?

  • Our goal is to collect Rs. 6000/- from 6000 people.
  • A yearly donation of Rs. 6000/- or monthly donations of Rs. 500/- per month is what we are looking for.

Why the figure Rs. 6000/-

  • When we break down the sum total of 6000 into 500 for 12 months, it becomes a very affordable number for donors to participate in the fight against cancer.
  • We’ve come up with this figure to ensure that it does not pinch the pockets of our well-wishers, while allowing us to meet our goals.

How does the campaign work?

  • We have adopted a “POWER OF 10” model.
  • We want form a chain of supporters and well-wishers who act as our volunteers.
  • Each person donates Rs. 6000/- yearly or Rs. 500 per month.
  • The person then reaches to 10 friends and family members and brings them on board to contribute.
  • Each friend/family member then reaches out to 10 more people and so on.. In this way, we form a chain as strong as iron in the fight against cancer and reach our magic figure very quickly.

More than 97.5% of the money you donate goes towards actual projects in cancer care and less than 2.5% is spent by us on administration expenses.

How does this campaign help Madat Trust?

  • On a per-individual basis, a sum of Rs. 6000/- may look small. However, when we add together these individual donations we reach a massive total of INR 3.6 crore. This final sum now ensures that we have a foothold to make a big enough difference in underserved areas in cancer care.
  • Creating a structured campaign such as 6K from 6K gives us an assured and predicable cash flow. With your help, we can then plan our project better.
  • Similarly, these 6000 donors and the on-ground muscle power they provide us with, enables us to initiate related projects.

How to save money to donate?

  • We’re often unaware that we’ve been wasting money on things we don’t even need. Once we can identify these places, it’s a lot easier to donate without feeling the pinch.
  • We’ve found some articles that list ways one can save money and have a little extra cash on hand to help:

11 simple ways to save a lot of money in India

10 ways you could be wasting money without knowing it

Smart tips to save money

How to trick your brain into saving

JOIN US to spread “THE POWER OF 10” and help someone Cope with Cancer!

Madat Trust‘s copewithcancer is a cancer NGO based in Mumbai, India. It was born out of the feeling that there was inadequate information about resources for cancer patients and caregivers as well as a need for counseling. The trust identifies and helps address undeserved areas in cancer care in India, thus helping patients and caregivers cope with cancer.

Why donate to charity?

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