This is the last week of the Open Challenge with Global Giving! Its our last chance to raise at least $5,000 to help establish the first cervical cancer screening and treatment program in the Upper West Region of Ghana and be granted a permanent position on Global Giving's website. Right now we are just $1,600 away from meeting our goal and I would like to thank you all for your help and support!
The establishment of the cervical cancer screening and treatment program is critical to the health of women in the Upper West Region. Cervical cancer is the most common form of cancer and responsible for more than 2,000 deaths among women in Ghana each year. However, there is currently no cervical care offered in the Upper West Region and women must travel up to 700km to receive treatment. By establishing the region's first cervical cancer program, we will incorporate screening for cervical cancer into the existing health care system and offer accessible treatment, saving the lives of many women in the Upper West.
If we are successful in raising at least $5,000 by December 31st we will be granted a permanent position on Global Giving's website, which will allow us to continue fundraising for the cervical cancer program year round. A position on Global Giving will also open up many resources to MedPLUS Connect and help us grow as an organization. Please consider making an end of the year donation if you haven't already, or help us spread the word by telling your friends and family about our cause. To have your donation count towards the $5,000 and help us earn a position on Global Giving it must be made by December 31st. You can view our project entry and make donations here: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/cancer-screening-and-treatment-for-women-in-ghana/