What is the RBC/RBTT Caribbean Children’s Cancer Fund?
The RBC/RBTT Caribbean Children’s Cancer Fund is a fund established by RBC/RBTT to assist young people across the Caribbean who are sixteen years of age and under and have been diagnosed with cancer, and to provide them with the necessary care and treatment they need. To achieve this bold mission, RBC/RBTT has partnered with the Cancer Treatment Foundation (CTF) and has committed an annual contribution of US$200,000 up to the year 2013 towards the cost of medical treatment in the fight against Paediatric Cancer.
What is the Cancer Treatment Foundation and what role do they play?
The Cancer Treatment Foundation (CTF) is a non-profit, legally constituted organisation which was founded in Trinidad and Tobago in February, 2007. Its Board of Directors include: Brian Lara, Chairman; Jo Ann Moses; Nadine Seepersad-Hackett; Dr. Nigel Camacho; Nicholas Gomez; John Gransaull; Robert Hadad; John Tang Nian; Stephen Singh; and Gillian Warner-Hudson.
The CTF was established based on the conviction that Cancer patients need and deserve adequate care and treatment irrespective of their socioeconomic status. It is with this in mind that the CTF provides funding for the treatment for underserved patients who are fighting for their lives against this dreaded disease. Further, the CTF will endeavour to ensure that the treatments which are provided to patients are of the best quality and administered by trained professionals.
The CTF is proud to partner with RBC/RBTT to assist Caribbean children inflicted with Cancer, and to help provide them with the required treatment and care they need to overcome this dreaded disease.
Who provides money for the Fund and to what amount?
Following Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) acquisition of RBTT in June 2008, we announced the launch of the RBC/RBTT Caribbean Children’s Cancer Fund in the Caribbean jurisdictions in which RBC/RBTT operates.
RBC/RBTT has committed an annual contribution of US$200,000 up to the year 2013, which will go towards the cost of medical treatment in the fight against Paediatric Cancer.
Staff of RBC and RBTT branches across the Caribbean are also encouraged to get involved in fundraising activities to support the Fund in the fight against this dreaded disease.
Who is eligible to receive funding for Cancer treatment?
Any Caribbean child who is sixteen years of age and under and resides in the jurisdictions in which RBC and RBTT operate and is affected with Cancer is eligible for funding.
All applicants must fill out and submit the required application forms.
Funding will be determined based on the review and assessment of the application by the Cancer Treatment Foundation’s Screening Committee and board of medical professionals in the field of Cancer.
Who determines which patient receives funding?
The CTF appointed Screening Committee will determine if the applicant is eligible for funding once a completed application is submitted and all criteria are met.
Who is responsible for disbursing the funds once approval is received?
CTF will advise the patient verbally on the decision for funding the treatment as indicated in the application. Formal correspondence will follow.
How can I help raise funds or make a contribution?
Caring individuals, business entities and other constituent groups can do their part to help a child fight the dreaded disease of Cancer by making a contribution at any RBC or RBTT branch in their jurisdiction:
Antigua; Aruba; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Curaçao & Bonaire; Dominica; Grenada; Jamaica; Montserrat; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Maarten & Saba; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; The Bahamas; Trinidad & Tobago; Turks & Caicos.