The members of the Board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation received European Citizen's Prize in the European Parliament. We have been honoured to receive the award alongside three other Polish NGOs: Polish-Jewish Forum and Alicja Szatkowska.
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?
Are you going to be playing with us for the first time this year and you have no idea how to begin your adventure with the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation? Read on to find out more about how to apply to volunteer with us this winter!
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has purchased nearly 3 000 pieces of state-of-the-art medical equipment for neonatal units across the country. The charity has bought this equipment for 45.542.821,39 PLN (over 10 000 000 EUR).