Since the launch of the registration process, over 900 Collection Centres - regional hubs for the fundraising activity - applied to hold their local editions of the Grand Finale fundraiser.
Fighting cancer together!
The Regional Centre for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment has been opened in Zduńska Wola in October 2018 and it has been furnished with equipment provided by the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. Having seen the strides doctors from Zduńska-Wola are making in preventing and treating women's cancer, we want more similar medical facilities to be established across the country. Such centres will improve women's cancer treatment in Poland by enabling doctors to discover cancer symptoms as early as possible.
Zduńska-Wola facility received equipment such as:
- high-class ultrasonograph with elastography software and Share Wave technology
- high-class colonoscope
- laboratory centrifuges
- DNA and RNA laminar flow cabinet
- high-class medical fridges and freezers
Overall worth of the equipment our charity has donated reached over 1.3 million PLN.
It is important to note that all tests conducted by the facility are covered by national health insurance, are publicly available and free of charge.
We would like to use the good practices established in Zduńska-Wola Treatment and Diagnosis to inspire the creation of similar medical facilities across the country. Our dream is to establish many more cancer Diagnosis and treatment facilities, train doctors and medical staff to improve the chances of diagnosing and curing cancer in Polish women. Unfortunately, each year approximately 80 000 women are diagnosed with cancer, while breast cancer is still the most frequently diagnosed type of cancer in Poland.
Celebrations of the centenary of Polish independence seem like a very appropriate time to make such dreams, don't you think?
We raised PLN 17 234 732 (over EUR 3 800 000) through 1% tax donation. Polish revenue allows taxpayers to choose a non-governmental organisation which will receive a donation amounting to 1% of their tax.
185 000 Collection Boxes were printed by our friends at Stora Enso. The more eagle-eyed of you can spot our colourful Collection Boxes at different locations, such as shops and other business premises. Collection Centres can also fundraise during different events.