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May 15, 2022
BLFA GivesBIG Thanks

Thank you to the BLFA community for your support helping our organization GiveBIG impact to children with cancer in Africa.

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May 5, 2022
Give BIG Impact with BLFA in GiveBIG 2022 Fundraising Campaign  

Give BIG impact to children with cancer in Africa by supporting BLFA in the GiveBIG 2022 fundraising campaign from May 3 to 4.

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March 30, 2022
Women’s History Month: Women In History & Women Making History

In celebration of Women’s History Month BLFA is recognizing and honoring female physicians, both past and present, that have made history in Africa.

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February 15, 2022
International Childhood Cancer Day: Better Survival #throughyourhands

International Childhood Cancer Day 2022 celebrates the affirmation that better survival for childhood cancer patients is possible #throughyourhands

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February 4, 2022
World Cancer Day 2022: How BLFA is Helping Close the Care Gap

In recognition of World Cancer Day BLFA is celebrating the technology advancements that help to close the care gap in Africa, specifically the use of 10-color flow cytometry for diagnosing pediatric cancer.

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February 4, 2022
Our commitment to children with cancer in 2022 

In 2022 BLFA remains committed to expanding our work so even more children have access to life-saving cancer care. Join us in this resolution by establishing a monthly donation.

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September 22, 2021
BLFA Funds 3 New Projects to Reduce Cancer Treatment Abandonment

Children in Africa die from cancer because their families face multiple social and economic barriers to keeping them in cancer treatment. This September for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month BLFA is committing $30,000 to three innovative new projects that aim to reduce these barriers and increase a child’s chance for survival.

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September 9, 2021
You Tell Us: How Should We Go Global in 2022?

BLFA's goal is to increase the survival rate of children with cancer in underserved countries. There are astounding global inequities in all aspects of curing these children. Our vision is to help more children in 2022. Read on and contact us with your thoughts. We look forward to talking to you!

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August 2, 2021
Quest Equipment Donation Helps African Labs

More accurate and faster diagnoses increases a child's chance for survival. In collaboration with board member Dr. Steve Kussick, Quest recently donated equipment to help expand the diagnostic capabilities of our lab partners in Africa.

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May 4, 2021
GiveBIG to Families of Children with Cancer

This year we are participating in Washington's GiveBIG campaign (May 4-5) to fund transportation, food, education and housing for African families of children with cancer. Families struggle with the financial burden of sending their children to the hospital or clinic for cancer care. Unable to pay, parents will abandon a child’s treatment, or never start it in […]

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