Egypt Cancer Network is a model organization to follow for channeling support to Egypt
In his recent article published in Egyptian Newspaper,” El Shorouk” , renowned Egyptian American Economist Mohamed El Erian praises civil society’s endeavors namely U.S. based 501C3 Egypt Cancer Network founded in 2010 for being an on-going channel of communication and support between Egyptian Americans and their homeland. Through such endeavors, Egyptian Immigrants concerned for the well fare of their motherland can still contribute even partially and incrementally towards its progress and advancement. He further explains that even when the political and economic conditions of the country appear to be hazy and unstable to the rest of the world, such civil society organizations remain permanent bridges or mediators ensuring that already existing ties between Egypt and the outside world are maintained.
Excerpt from Dr. El Erian’s article dated August 12, 2013 :
I think that opportunities still exist for Egyptians to organize themselves around specific causes, to collect relevant data with respect to related needs and make this information easily available to Egyptians living abroad who wish to be of help. Organizations such as US based” Egypt Cancer Network(ECN)” is a model to be followed in order to facilitate the provision of resources and the collection of donations for an important cause( in the case of ECN, their goal is to provide resources that would enable Egyptian cancer patients to have access to free quality care and cure). The gathering of relevant data and information on how to support the development, sustainability, and follow-up on the operations of such organizations would be greatly welcomed by potential supporters.
World famous economic expert Dr El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO(Pacific Investment Management Company) made an important donation through ECN to CCHE/Dana Farber Children’s Cancer Center Fellowship program and the architectural services for Hospital 57357’s future expansion to a health sciences campus. The latter will include a 350 bed tower, a health sciences academy, research institute and radiology unit and will follow benchmark standards for a green hospital as well as energy self sufficiency through the use of renewable energy technologies .
Egypt Cancer Network 57357&AFNCI is a US-based, tax deductible, non-profit 501(c)(3). Their mission is to provide resources to Egyptian hospitals and non-profit organizations focused on cancer in the areas of patient care, scientific advancement and education. Their vision is to give the opportunity for cure and the highest quality of life to all Egyptian cancer patients.