Cancer Aid & Research Foundation (CARF) started in the year 2001. Since its inception 14 years ago, it has made a significant contribution to our country's progress in its fight against cancer. CARF caters to poor cancer patients through financial aid, cancer research, advocacy, education & services and has made remarkable strides in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and extending the quality of life of poor & needy cancer patients. The Foundation expertise in volunteering, governance, fundraising, community-based cancer control and prevention. It is highly appreciated across India. We provide medical & financial aid to the poor & needy cancer patients who approach us from various hospitals across India without distinction of caste & creed.
Our core activities are as follows:-
- Funding and services for cancer treatment including Surgery, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy.
- Cancer Research.
- Cancer Awareness and Education through CARF News Bulletin, Patients information leaflets and e-news letter.
- Cancer screening and Detection Programme.
- Anti Tobacco and Anti Cancer advocacy.
- Free Ambulance Service provided to cancer patients all over Mumbai / Thane.
- Counseling for cancer patients and their families.
- Cancer hotline.
- Recreational activities for cancer patients.
- Providing free Anti Cancer Drugs, Prosthesis and Instruments to needy patients.
- Providing career guidance and Rehabilitation to cancer patient and their relatives.
The funds mainly generated are disbursed for the treatment of poor and needy Cancer patients. At CARF we counsels the patients, inquiries about each and every patient in full filling all the criteria of the inquiry process and once we are satisfied, we provide Medical, Financial, and other (Transportation / Accommodation) help to the patient. We take care of patients from all across India. So far in the duration of 14 years we have disbursed nearly about 15 crores among poor cancer patients.
We organize free screening and Medical Camps for the poor who cannot afford the cost of checkups / treatment in the slums of Mumbai. In these camps we provide Free Checkups, Free Medicines and Pathology tests at huge discounts.
Apart from this we are working in the field of Cancer Awareness too. In this regard we distribute Leaflets, Brochures, Guide Books, Informative Stickers and Screening Films for Awareness of Cancer, these camps are organized in Schools, Colleges, Societies, Corporate, and Govt. Offices.
With all the above activities, CARF have become the biggest Medical NGO in Maharashtra in the very short of span of 14 years.
"Cancer" and the thought of losing a loved one to the dreaded disease. With Salman Ahmed's family, it was no different. Diagnosed with the serious form of blood cancer in 2010, in the 3rd standard, Ahmed was caught unaware while his family was left shocked and disturbed. After certain test like Bone marrow investigation, it was revealed that the boy had cancer, following which he was subjected to 5 difficult chemotherapy and 4 radiation sessions. As friends and well-wishers from nearby came to visit him and offer their prayers, his parents, particularly the Ahmed's mother, worked very hard to look after her son and keep her faith strong.
The will of God eventually came forth... as two years later, Ahmed is now completely cured; healthier and quick to even set his goals for a job in the government sector. It is in success stories like these that the Cancer Aid & Research Foundation takes pride in its work, all made possible with the faithful support from noble donors.