The Cancer Fighting Fund is a charitable organization that works to combat oncological diseases in Volyn and focuses its efforts on prevention and early detection of cancer.
The Foundation was founded by Maria Adamchuk-Korotitska, who twice overcame breast cancer. The head of the Foundation is convinced that victory over the disease and continuation of a full life became possible precisely because of early detection.
"I really want to shout to the whole world the phrase 'Early detection saves lives.' Because I am proof of that. I had to fight breast cancer twice, but in both cases, conscious attitude towards my health and timely examination saved me. That is why I always emphasize the importance of prevention. This is something that does not require a lot of time or money, but truly saves lives," says Maria Adamchuk-Korotitska, the head of the Cancer Fighting Fund.
Starting its activities in 2020, the Foundation took over the experience and achievements of the organization "STOPRAK," which Maria Adamchuk-Korotytska founded almost 12 years ago, immediately after she first defeated cancer. After years of activity, it became clear that it is not enough to help those who already have cancer. We also need to do everything to minimize the number of Ukrainians who have to start this fierce fight. Therefore, the team set itself the goal of acting even more globally and as a symbol of scaling and renewal, created the Cancer Fighting Foundation.
For two years, the Foundation has organized outreach screenings for women in the most remote villages of Volyn for cervical and breast cancer, as well as outreach screenings for skin cancer in Volyn residents. We try to convey the need to implement cancer prevention at the local and state levels.
The Foundation's team conducts educational seminars for primary care physicians on early detection of breast cancer, cervical cancer, and skin cancer.
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Our charitable organization and those who work and volunteer with us must always maintain the highest level of institutional integrity and personal conduct.
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