To support poorer sections of society impacted by cancer, to educate the public about cancer The Cochin Cancer Society (CCS) is a charitable society that was started in 2004. This was the brainchild of a few like minded people who joined hands to help poor patients.
CCS works on the health issue of cancer in Kerala through multiple fronts of the ecosystem:
During the financial year 2018-19, Cochin Cancer Society did 2700 scans across Palakkad, Malappuram, Trichur, Ernakulam, and Idukki districts of Kerala. About 21 women were saved by early detection and treatment of cancer, while the testing was really helpful in ascertaining whether there was a breast cancer development or an ovary cyst in many others.
After discussions with the leadership of CCS, Go2C got involved in serving their mission to reach out to women across Kerala and provide screening facility for them for breast cancer through Mobile Mammogram Units with the requisite facilities. Go2C facilitated provisioning of the recurring expenses of drivers who would man the two Mobile Mammogram Units (MMUs). The MMUs have since toured across several districts in Kerala and have conducted awareness and screening camps for women and patients, helping further the fight against breast cancer. We have helped facilitate the payment of INR 20,000 per month towards the salary of each ambulance driver of CCS . The has helped sustainably continue the initiative.