Ramadan with Imran Khan Cancer Appeal

Assalaamu Alaikum,

Each year, our founder Imran Khan, conveys his message here, but due to his unavailability, I am writing to update you about our projects. The founder, nevertheless, has conveyed his gratitude for your unstinting support towards fighting cancer in Pakistan.

On 29th December 2023, we completed twenty-nine years of service, remaining steadfast on our founder’s vision to provide quality cancer treatment, irrespective of a patient’s wealth – with over 75% of our patients receiving free treatment.

In Lahore, we installed a new multi-million pound linear accelerator and opened a new 12-bed admission holding bay to improve patient flow. In Peshawar, we created plans to expand our surgical oncology services for breast cancer, open two new operating rooms, and expand our diagnostic capabilities in pulmonology. In Karachi, we opened a Walk-in Clinic for screening and triaging and began finishing works for our third and largest hospital.

Even in these challenging economic times, we know you have always supported those who are less fortunate. As such, we request your generous donations and Zakat to help continue giving hope to people with cancer.

With warmest personal regards,

Dr Faisal Sultan
CEO, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital

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IMRAN KHAN CANCER APPEAL

“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was the most generous of people and he was even more generous in Ramadan.” (Bukhari)

75% of the patients who come to our hospitals are too poor to meet their basic daily needs, which is why, with your help every Ramadan, we provide them with free treatment throughout the year.

By working together in 2023, we increased our patient admissions by 4.3%. We carried out 6.7% more pathology tests and 9.5% more imaging studies. We increased our outpatient visits by 10%. And we helped our patients brave 80,452 radiotherapy sessions; 79,741 chemotherapy sessions; 17,942 surgical procedures; and over 50 bone marrow transplants.

Today, the battle to save lives at our hospitals in Lahore, Peshawar and at our new site in Karachi continues.

Our founder has dedicated his life to improving the welfare of ordinary Pakistanis. He is unable to make an appeal for Shaukat Khanum Hospitals this year, but in his absence, we hope you will continue supporting our patients with your Zakat and Sadaqah and show that we still stand together in the fight against cancer.

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PAY YOUR ZAKAT WITH CONFIDENCE

“[…] then teach them that Allah has made it obligatory for them to pay the Zakat from their property and it is to be taken from the wealthy among them and given to the poor.” (Bukhari)

For 29 years, we’ve borne the trust and confidence of donors who require absolute transparency and adherence to Islamic guidance concerning their obligation to Zakat.

Find out more about how we ensure your Zakat reaches only the most deserving patients. Download our free Zakat Guide to get answers to your frequently asked questions about Zakat and its conditions in Islam.

Use our Zakat Calculator to work out your Zakat for this year. Pay your Zakat online in whole today or start paying it in instalments by sponsoring the full or partial treatment of a cancer patient at Shaukat Khanum Hospitals.

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We’ve transformed our patient sponsorship experience! Find out how.


GIVE SADAQAH JARIYAH TO OUR KARACHI HOSPITAL

“When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except for three things: Sadaqah Jariyah [ceaseless charity]; a knowledge which [he has passed on and] is beneficial; or a virtuous descendant who prays for him.” (Bukhari)

At one million square feet, our new hospital in Karachi will be double the size of our first hospital in Lahore, featuring 47 outpatient examination rooms, a 69-bed chemotherapy facility, 288 inpatient beds, 16 operation theatres, and 24 intensive care beds. It will also be fitted with the latest cutting-edge technology, such as advanced diagnostic facilities and innovative treatment planning and delivery systems.

Thanks to your generosity last year, the hospital’s new Walk-in Clinic is already operational. By giving to our Karachi hospital build this Ramadan, your Sadaqah Jariyah, however big or small, will play a significant role in helping us achieve our next milestone.

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Did you know Imran Khan laid the first bricks of our first hospital in Lahore in memory of his beloved mother, who passed away from colon cancer at the age of 63? We understand the pain and sorrow that comes with losing someone dear and have created a special opportunity to give Sadaqah Jariyah to our Karachi hospital in their name. Find out more.


FEED A CANCER PATIENT WITH YOUR SADAQAH

“The best of you are those who feed others.” (Ahmad)

Many of the patients who qualify for free cancer care at our hospitals are malnourished even before they begin treatment. To give them the best chance of survival, we must provide them with the essential vitamins and nutrients they need for their therapy. Can you help us feed a cancer patient this Ramadan?

A small Sadaqah donation of £50 can feed a patient for 10 days. By donating £150, you can share your Iftar with a cancer patient for the entire month.

£50 CAN FEED A PATIENT FOR 10 DAYS £150 CAN FEED A PATIENT FOR 30 DAYS

 
Did you know relatives staying with our child patients receive Suhoor and Iftar meals if they are fasting, and if they are not, they receive complimentary breakfasts, lunches, and dinners to ensure their comfort and ease? Find out more about Clinical Nutrition services at Shaukat Khanum Hospital.


SAVE A PATIENT LIKE AHSAN

When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and the devils are chained. (Bukhari)

Ahsan is fighting Soft Tissue Sarcoma at our hospital in Lahore. Without your support, his mother would not be able to continue his care.

Sponsoring the treatment of a child patient like Ahsan can save a life. But Ahsan’s chances of survival depend on so many factors.

By giving Zakat to ‘where most needed’ this Ramadan you will be giving us the flexibility to allocate our resources where they can have the most impact.

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PAY YOUR FIDYAH, KAFFARAH AND FITRANA

“Charity does not decrease wealth, no one forgives another except that Allah increases his honour, and no one humbles himself for the sake of Allah except that Allah raises his status.” (Sahih Muslim)

We accept any Fidyah and Kaffarah donations that you may be required to pay this Ramadan. We also accept Fitrana donations. As these are time-sensitive, please be sure to pay yours as soon as possible before Eid.

Your Fidyah, Kaffarah and Fitrana are used to provide hospital meals for our neediest patients including food for Eid. It is essential they get the vitamins and nutrients they need to help with treatment and recovery, so please give generously.

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