Three organizations to donate to in the fight against cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and your help can make a difference.
People affected by this disease experience a variety of emotions and physical changes. However, we often forget the financial burden that families and patients also endure during such a difficult time.
If you want to support the cause and don’t know where to start, we’ve compiled a list of three organizations you can donate to.
- The Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society (TTCS)
The TTCS has been the authority on cancer in Trinidad and Tobago for over 50 years. They offer opportunities for better health care, focus on improving cancer awareness and education, conduct research, and provide social and emotional support to cancer patients and their families.
Many of their programs would not be possible without public support. To make a donation and help the TTCS achieve its mission, use the information below.
Bank name: Bank of the Republic
Account Name: Cancer Society of Trinidad and Tobago
Account number: 510 003 510 001
Account type: Checks
All checks should be made payable to ‘The Trinidad and Tobago Cancer Society’ or if you wish to donate online through WiPay you can do so on their website.
For accountability purposes and to ensure you receive a receipt, provide TWU with your name, address, and deposit amount by email, fax or phone.
- Scotiabank Fund for Women Against Breast Cancer
Early detection usually gives a positive result for people diagnosed with breast cancer. As a result, Scotiabank is working to help more people access free breast cancer screening. To help with this initiative, you can donate to the Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer Fund.
Scotiabank customers can donate through online banking or by using the Scotia Caribbean mobile app to add the Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer Fund as a transfer beneficiary. Others can donate using the information below.
Bank name: Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Ltd.
Account Name: Scotiabank Women Against Breast Cancer Fund
Account number: 00131247
Account type: Savings
Visit them website for more information and other donation instructions.
- Caribbean Cancer Research Initiative (CCRI)
The CCRI is a registered non-profit organization whose mission is to build capacity for cancer research in the Caribbean. This is done with the aim of increasing knowledge about cancers and improving patient outcomes in the Caribbean.
One of their services is cancer patient referral, where a trained professional provides individual support to a patient. This includes, but is not limited to, education about a diagnosis and treatment options, access to emotional support for the patient and their family, and information about nutrition.
All funds raised are used to provide this navigation service to patients free of charge in the public sector of Trinidad and Tobago.
If you would like to donate to the CIRB, use the following account information or donate online through their website.
Bank name: Republic Bank Limited
Account Name: Caribbean Cancer Research Initiative
Account number: 800800981101
Give what you can, if you can. It may not always be possible to see the direct impact of your donation, but even a little will go a long way. Your generosity can bring hope to families and help someone in need.