Finding ways to battle childhood cancer

Sep 16, 2011

Almost everyone knows someone who has experienced cancer – a parent, grandparent, family member, or friend.

Sometimes it even occurs in those we wouldn’t expect to find it: in children.

Childhood cancer can be overwhelming for families, but in South America, Amway has found a way to help.

In partnership with Grupo de Apoio ao Adolescente e à Criança com Câncer (GRAACC), Amway Brazil ensures that every child has a chance to battle this disease by helping them gain access to treatment at the Institute of Pediatric Oncology, regardless of geography or economics.

In Venezuela, Amway also strives to help children conquer this disease. Together with Fundación Amigos del Niño con Cancer, a private foundation aimed at helping kids fight cancer, Amway Venezuela supports testing, sponsors medicines, provides lodging and plans social activities.

One day there will be a cure. Until then, we can all find ways to help.

Thanks to Nancy Cortez and Jency Schnettler for contributing to this story.

  • 1 Comment

    • Holly Schwab says:

      Thanks Amway for doing this! I am an IBO and have a 4 year old son, Zach, who is a 3 year cancer survivor! Thanks to treatment he received in the US and amazing doctors. So happy to see others are helping all over the world so all kids have the same chance at winning this battle.

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