Abdul Ahad

Abdul Ahad is only 8 years-old. In March this year, he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma –a cancer characterised by the formation of abnormal white blood cells. Abdul Ahad’s family are from Chichwatni, Punjab, which is where they had to

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Ramadan Reflections

In the concluding hours before sunset is when we feel the weakness that comes from a long day without sustenance. These are the moments in which we realise our utter dependence on the things we take for granted. The moments

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20 Years of Free Cancer Care

Before Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) Pakistan had a dearth of resources when it came to treating cancer. While free cancer care for the poor who could not afford it, was an unfeasible dream. Together, we’ve not only changed the

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Free Monthly Medical Care

Did you know that Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) now runs medical camps offering free consultations for underprivileged communities in Lahore? The camps are held once a month in Lahore’s shantytowns, slums and outskirt neighborhoods, which are home to

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Reflections in the run up to Ramadan

We all know that Ramadan isn’t just about fasting. Or that fasting isn’t just about going without food and water in the daytime. We know this, but we forget. So we are thankful for the reminder, each year, when the

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First Snowdon, now Scafell Pike

Imran Khan Cancer Appeal (IKCA) boasts some of the most colorful volunteers on the cancer charity scene. We’re talking about the Stani Army, who climbed mount Snowdon this past April, and recently conquered Scafell Pike in May. What sets them

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Tariq Qadeer: Running for IKCA

One of Imran Khan Cancer Appeal’s (IKCA) most dedicated volunteers, Tariq Qadeer is a first generation Pakistani man, hailing from West Yorkshire, and a dedicated father of two. At first glance, your unconscious bias might be hard pressed to imagine

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