According to AYUVI, children from third world countries have less chance of survival.
“In developed countries, more than 80% of children affected by cancer are cured, but in underdeveloped countries, where 90% of the world's children live, the survival rate can be less than 8% in certain regions of the world, and around 35% in Central America, including Guatemala.”
Fundación Ayúdame a Vivir (AYUVI) was created for this reason: ensure that every child and teenager with cancer in Guatemala can receive adequate treatment, so they can have a better chance of survival. Their goal is to raise funds to provide necessary resources to the National Pediatric Oncology Unit (UNOP), which is the only highly specialized center for pediatric cancer treatment in Guatemala.
As part of our commitment to giving back to the community, in 2020 we donated pajamas to children undergoing cancer treatments at AYUVI. Our goal: to soothe someone’s day and help save children with cancer in Guatemala! Learn more on how you can HELP.