THE STEPs ULTRA-POOR CANCER AID (SUPCA) CAMPAIGN

theSTEPs.org donated BDT 5,90,000.00 to 113 cancer patients at the NICRH for their SUPCA special Eid Cancer-Aid Programme.

The special Eid event was organized at the National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH) on May 25, 2019 by theSTEPs.org in an effort to bring some smiles on the faces of the cancer patients, no matter how fleeting. The event was carried out as a part of the organization’s tireless on-going campaign for aiding the cancer patients of NICRH who are being diagnosed with different types of cancers but are unable to bear the burden of high costs of treatments. On the day funds were donated to all patients admitted at NICRH’s ward 2, ward 3 and day care centre. Each patient received a minimum amount of BDT 5,000.00. A total of 113 patients including 69 female, 28 child and 16 male patients were benefited. Items worth 76,302.00 were also distributed. In Ward 2 sixty female and child patients received 1 kg packet of powder milk each kindly donated by Arla Foods in Bangladesh. Special Eid gifts of clothing were distributed among the patients along with goodies such as toys, colouring books and pencils, chocolates and biscuits for the child patients who are fighting their battles against cancer at such a tender age.

The head of theSTEPs.org and some officials spent the afternoon with the patients, and two officers from the Department of Social Services (DSS) of Bangladesh supervised the entire session. theSTEPs.org is committed to carry out many more events like this in the future.

The organization aims to provide the cancer patients with financial assistance so that they can continue with their treatments without the struggle of chasing funds. theSTEPs.org has an online platform ‘THE STEPs ULTRA-POOR CANCER AID (SUPCA) CAMPAIGN’ integrated with their official website, to gather donations for these patients.

Be a part of our SUPCA family and lend us a hand to alleviate the sufferings of the cancer patients at the NICRH.

Cancer Epidemic in Bangladesh

Cancer is unfortunately one of the fastest growing diseases in Bangladesh; amongst all socio-economic segments of the population. Currently, there are about 1.5 million diagnosed cancer patients in the country and around 200,000 patients are newly diagnosed with cancer every year, making cancer one of the top causes of death accounting for 10% of all mortality. Cancer treatment is very expensive & makes it challenging for the low-income and poor segments of the effected population to afford treatment. In addition, cancer becomes terminal in a majority of the cases and requires long-term palliative care. Government hospitals are struggling to provide free or subsidized treatment to the country's cancer-diagnosed patients and palliative care is practically non-existent.

Our Campaign

SUPCA Campaign is a STEPs.org lead initiative to raise BDT 4.2 crores annually on an on-going basis with the goal of providing direct funding for all patients receiving treatment at the 350 beds of the National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH). NICRH is a specialised cancer facility of the Bangladesh government, where the ultra-poor cancer patients from across Bangladesh converge to receive highly subsidized treatment.

What We Do

Personally hand-over funds directly to the patients at the centre for their treatment. For full transparency, we are accompanied by registered social workers & hospital authorities.

The Figures (Please click on each)

350
350
Number of Beds at NICRH
2
2
Number of Patients per Bed Per Month(Average)
BDT 5,000~10,000
BDT 5,000~10,000
Cost to Patient per Each Stay (excluding government subsidy)
8,400
8,400
Annual Number of Patients Staying at NICRH(Average)
BDT 42,000,000
BDT 42,000,000
Annual Campaign Goal

How To Support?

Donate by Amount

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Number of Beds
Months
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Donate BDT 120,000 for full year

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Participate as Volunteer

Our Commitment To You

  • Zero Cost: We commit to disburse 100% of your donation to the cancer patient; we deduct no overhead.
  • Full Transparency: We encourage in-person disbursements; you as a Donor may always choose to make the donation in person. We will provide receipt from hospital of the amount received from you.
  • Dignity & Confidentiality: We are sensitive about protecting the dignity and privacy of the patient. We do not reveal their identity or images publicly. As a Donor, we also respect your confidentiality needs and all donation are posted as anonymous unless you instruct us to display your name.

Make a Wire Transfer To:

A/C Name: THE STEPS.CANCER AID
A/C No: 0083 13500000010
Swift: SEBDBDDH
Route: 280261814
Branch: Banasree Branch
Southeast Bank Limited.

For donations outside from Bangladesh: Please write "Donations to Cancer-Aid" when prompted during online payment transaction. Also, any money deducted as transaction fee will be added on from our side so the patients receive 100% of the money donated.

Note: Contact us with queries regarding payment, remittance and tax deductions eligibility.

Our Commitment To You

  • Zero Cost: We commit to disburse 100% of your donation to the cancer patient; we deduct no overhead.
  • Full Transparency: We encourage in-person disbursements; you as a Donor may always choose to make the donation in person. We will provide receipt from hospital of the amount received from you.
  • Dignity & Confidentiality: We are sensitive about protecting the dignity and privacy of the patient. We do not reveal their identity or images publicly. As a Donor, we also respect your confidentiality needs and all donation are posted as anonymous unless you instruct us to display your name.

Make a Wire Transfer To:

A/C Name: THE STEPS.CANCER AID
A/C No: 0083 13500000010
Swift: SEBDBDDH
Route: 280261814
Branch: Banasree Branch
Southeast Bank Limited.

For donations outside from Bangladesh: Please write "Donations to Cancer-Aid" when prompted during online payment transaction. Also, any money deducted as transaction fee will be added on from our side os the patients receive 100% of the money donated.

Note: Contact us with queries regarding payment, remittance and tax deductions eligibility.

Who We Are

theSTEPs.org
theSTEPs.org

STEPs.org1 is an Association2 of highly motivated social entrepreneurs, finance & technology professionals and their organizations with the common goal of bringing about positive social changes.

1 Social Transformation Enabling Projects & Organizations
2 Approved by the Ministry of Commerce, People’s Republic of Bangladesh

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NICRH
NICRH

National Institute of Cancer Research & Hospital (NICRH) is the only tertiary level center in Bangladesh engaged in multidisciplinary cancer patient management, focused on the ultra-poor. It is an institute of the Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.

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Progress by Amount

Funded List

Progress by Bed

BDT 5,534,263 out of 42,000,000 goal for the year 2019
Bed Sponsored
Bed Not Sponsored