Indian Cancer Society (ICS) was established for Awareness, Detection, Cure and Survivorship of those affected with this disease. It continues to be the beacon of hope for thousands of underprivileged cancer patients. The extent of help required is phenomenal and most patients find the cost of undergoing treatment is beyond their capacity. ICS helps with financing cancer treatment and rehabilitating the patients.
ICS is entirely dependent on public support for its various activities:
Creating nationwide awareness of cancer, its risk factors, preventive measures, encouraging regular checkups, treatment options and survivorship.
Providing for early detection of cancer through cancer detection centers and mobile cancer detection camps across India, especially for the underprivileged.
Providing funds for the treatment of cancer for poor cancer patients across India.
Providing support during and after treatment to poor cancer patients through accommodation, rehabilitation, and survivor support groups.
The ICS Cancer Insurance Scheme was the first Cancer Insurance Scheme in India, launched in 1985. It continues to be popular and has received good patronage during the year.
Gathering and collating data through the population based cancer registry for Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad (ICS is the only NGO to run a cancer registry), and providing analytic and projected reports on the incidence of cancer. More than 400,000 cancer patients have been registered across Maharashtra.
Providing a medium for the dissemination of information and research findings to the medical fraternity through the Indian Journal of Cancer.
ICS-St. Jude India ChildCare Centres provide accommodation, nutrition and emotional support for children being treated for cancer. In FY14, 172 children were admitted along with their parents, at the centres in Parel.
Cancer Cure Fund
This Fund is a unique, first of its kind initiative of ICS in collaboration with HDFC AMC Ltd. In February 2011, HDFC AMC launched a Debt Mutual Fund which gave investors an option to donate 50% or 100% of their dividend income from this mutual fund to the ICS to fund the treatment cost for needy patients. Rs12.8 crore has been received as donations from inception till 31 Mar 2014 from income generated through this Fund. The amount sactioned till 31 Mar 2014 was Rs18.1cr and benefitted 731 patients. A second series of the Cancer Cure Fund was launched in Feb 2014 with Assets Under Management of Rs179 crore.
Income Rs13 cr
Expense Rs11 cr
Source : Audit Report 2014
Read other NGO Snapshots
All the essential information on an NGO
Pune Neurosciences Trust and Research Society's Samavedana