Fantasy Faire has always fought and battled cancer, both in spirit and in donations. All of the money we collect goes to American Cancer Society through Relay For Life of Second Life.
This is the first year that ACS allows earmarking donated funds to go to a special project, and Fantasy Faire is going to do exactly that. All the money raised during Fantasy Faire 2018 will go toward the first Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Kenyatta National Hospital holds the only public comprehensive cancer treatment center in the country, which means that the patients from allover Kenya travel there for their treatments, and often end up sleeping on the hallways of the hospital, or outside. Many choose not to go to treatments at all because of this.
The planned KNH Hope Hostel will provide free temporary housing and integrated hospital services for the cancer patients and their caregivers, house an on-site resource center with cancer information, offer a place to rest during the day, and serve more than 1,000 cancer patients annually.
The American Cancer Society believes that WHERE you live shouldn’t determine IF you live. They are asking us – they’re asking you – to help build Hope a Home in Kenya.
Listen to Fantasy Faire Radio’s interview with Kristen Solt, the Managing Director of the American Cancer Society’s Global Health Initiatives Program.
Listen to Fantasy Faire Radio’s interview with Anne Mawathe, the journalist whose reports first brought the world’s attention to the cancer crisis in Kenya.