CanKids…KidsCan is a not for profit dedicated to Change for Childhood Cancer in India. It is the only organization in India that works on all aspects that will drive this change – from support services for families of children with cancer (age 0-21), to awareness, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, capacity building, quality care, research and impact.
CanKids was set up in January 2004 in Delhi under the umbrella of Indian Cancer Society, Delhi Branch. In June 2012, it spun off and registered as an independent National Society. Today CanKids works in over 42 cancer centres in 18 cities and 14 States which treat more than 12,000 new cases of childhood cancer each year. This represents 60% of the total new cases of childhood cancer that we estimate; even make it to a cancer centre. In its 11 years, over 15700 families have been registered under its YANA –You are Not Alone – signature program that aims to provide holistic support to the child with cancer and his family, from moment of detection, through diagnosis, treatment and after.