How Your Money Helps
Your gifts bring hope of a brighter, healthier future to children with eye cancer, survivors and their familie around the world.
We are dedicated to promoting the complete well-being of children, survivors and families affected by retinoblastoma around the world. Lives are saved by increasing awareness, access to existing treatments and family support. We focus on building sustainable programs that challenge high death rates and improve quality of life.
Taking Care of Your Gifts
Our work is entirely funded by charitable gifts, so we take care to ensure your valuable donations are spent in the most practical and cost-effective ways.
£5 / US$7.50
buys an artificial eye and vital pathology to guide post-operative care for a child who is facing eye removal surgery to save their life.
£5 / US$7.50 per month over one year (£60 / $90)
enables a doctor, nurse or parent to attend a child life training course, giving them the skills to effectively support children through the trauma of cancer treatment.
£10 / US15
funds printing of 100 awareness posters – awareness is critical to educating parents about white pupil as an early sign of retinoblastoma
£10 / US$15 per month over one year (£120 / $180)
enables training of a pathologist or technician in Nairobi, to ensure that when children’s eyes are removed, doctors know whether they need further treatment to save their life.
£20 / US$30
funds travel for one of our Kenyan team members to visit a family at their home to help them understand and accept the vital need for eye removal surgery to save their child’s life.
£20 / US$30 per month over one year (£240 / $360)
funds a doctor, nurse or parent in a developing country to fully participate in collaborative development of a national Rb program.
£100 / US150
funds a social gathering for families, enabling children to play and parents to relax together and support one another outside the hospital environment.
£250 / US$375
funds vital initial surgery and / or chemotherapy treatment for a child in Kenya who is uninsured at diagnosis, before their National Hospital Insurance Fund coverage matures (3 months after registration).
£500 / US$750
funds office costs and day-to-day program implementation activities in a developing country for one month, giving parents critical access to life saving support and advocacy.
£1,000 / US$1,500
funds a year-long campaign to raise awareness of white pupil as the most common early sign of childhood eye cancer, reduce stigma associated with removing an eye, and increase understanding of cancer and support for families.
£1,300 / US$2,000
funds an entire family to attend one week at a camp for families affected by retinoblastoma in Maine, USA.
£1,500 / US$2,260
funds set-up and running costs of a family support group for one year, creating and sharing essential hope throughout treatment and beyond.
£5,000 / US$7,500
funds a program manager in a developing country for one year. The program manager is key to developing inclusive long-term sustainable care for children across the country and surrounding region.
£10,000 / US$15,000
funds set-up of an entire child life program within a hospital in a developing country, including training, internship and certification of the child life leader, initial child life supplies, site visits and evaluations.
£17,000 / US$25,500
funds a three day meeting for doctors, nurses, parents and survivors, enabling collaborative development of a National Retinoblastoma Strategy or promoting global collaboration in research and treatment to advance care of children. families and survivors.
Discover how we united the US and global Rb community at One Rb World in Washington DC in October 2017, to create a better future for children, survivors and families.
Read My Story, and discover how your support helps save precious young lives in developing countries.
For more information on where your money goes, please explore Our Programs.