ABOUT CHANCE

CHANCE (CHildren AgaiNst CancEr) is a Lebanese Association whose mission is to help Lebanese children with Cancer or Blood Disorders receive the best chance for cure and acceptation of their disease. Children with cancer have very high cure rates so financial difficulties should never be an obstacle to successful treatment because every child should have the right to be treated and cured. Unavailability of medication and difficult access to adequate medical care will compromise children’s chance to be cured. CHANCE Association (CHildren AgaiNst CancEr) is registered since 2005 as an official non-profit organization (License Number 52/AD) that supports the treatment of children suffering from cancer (by funding their chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, etc…) mainly at St George, Hotel Dieu, Rizk, Abou-Jaoudeh and Ste Thérèse Hospitals, and many others, and promotes cancer prevention and cancer control in Lebanon, in addition to organizing activities and outings for the children, to help them accept their disease. CHANCE has also been approved since 2006 as the first Lebanese association to be a member of ICCCPO, the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations, representing Lebanon. CHANCE relies entirely on volunteer work and donations. It was started in 2002 by doctors, parents and volunteers so that EVERY child in Lebanon can receive the best CHANCE to be saved.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Dr. Roula Farah-Sayad President
Dr. Paul Henri Torbey Vice-President
Mrs. Anne Marie Nasr Honorary Member
Miss Carole Kahalé Treasurer
Maitre Bachir Mrad General Secretary
Dr. Noha Bejjani Member
Maitre Rachid Mousallem Member

MEDICAL COMMITTEE

Dr. Roula Farah-Sayad Chance President/Pediatric Oncologist
Dr. Paul Henri Torbey Medical Committee President/Pediatric Oncologist
Dr. Noha Bejjani Pathologist
Dr. Paul Haddad Previous Medical Committee President/Hematologist Oncologist
Dr. Rami Saade ENT
Dr. Zahi Helou Infectious Diseases
Dr.Bahij Arida Obstetrics and Gynecology

PARA-MEDICAL COMMITTEE

Mr. Charles Khater Psychologist
Mrs. Rima Bejjani Psychologist
Mrs. Sandy Safar Assistant

Our volunteers