Million Dollar Smiles

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) runs the Shaukat Khanum Tigers Club in Pakistan. It’s a club for students and young people who work to fundraise for SKMCH and raise awareness of cancer in Pakistan. The club also organizes awareness-raising

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Kanza discovers the fun side of SKMCH

In Pakistan, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) runs the Shaukat Khanum Tigers Club. It was launched in 2008 in response to growing support from students and young people who worked hard to fundraise for SKMCH. Today the club organizes

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SKMCH Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony

One in 12 patients diagnosed with cancer at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH) is a child. While undergoing active treatment, most of our child patients who go to school are forced to discontinue their studies. For those who never

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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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