It takes 13 seconds to save a child’s life

Grab your phone, go to your SMS app, punch in the numbers 1105, and push the send button. With these four simple steps, you can help save a child’s life.

The Children’s Cancer Center Lebanon is now accepting donations. The campaign runs throughout the entire month of February.

It takes 13 seconds of your time and costs you only a dollar, but this donation can help provide treatment for sick kids, and maybe even save many lives.

Rasha al-Hajjar is proof of that. A former cancer patient, now fully cured, speaks of her road to recovery and how she couldn’t have done it without the help of the center.

“I was diagnosed with leukemia in 2003 and battled the illness till 2007,” she told LBCI. “I couldn’t have done it without them.”

“Please help the CCCL … if it weren’t for these donations I wouldn’t have recovered.” | Source: LBCI

The Children’s Cancer Center Lebanon is a not-for-profit association for the treatment of children with cancer –free of charge. It relies purely on donations; with a yearly budget of $15 million.

“Children are admitted regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion or nationality,” its website says.

Source: CCCL

$1 goes a long way

“Last year’s SMS campaign helped us raise $100,000; enough to treat two children,” Hana Chaar Choueib, CCCL General Manager told LBCI. “People shouldn’t feel discouraged about sending only $1.”

Cure rate at CCCL is an amazing 80%. Since its inauguration in 2002, the center has provided treatment for over 1,300 patients, with more than 4,000 consultations offered.

Please consider donating, or volunteering … because all children deserve a chance at life.

For more information, visit their website.

Source: CCCL
Nadine Mazloum is an Australian born, Beirut bred multimedia journalist, editor, and blogger. She most recently worked as StepFeed's Senior Editor. Before that, she was the news editor and resident blogger for the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International [LBCI] and has held several positions with well-known media outlets both locally and internationally. Her work appears online both on LBCI and on her personal blog, NewsroomNomad©.


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