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Who we are

THE RIO GRANDE DO NORTE CHILDREN WITH CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (GACC-RN) is a non-profit public utility, with a board made up exclusively of volunteers who, for more than 30 years, have supported children and adolescents undergoing cancer treatment and hematological in the state of Rio Grande do Norte and other states with their families.

The group provides comprehensive assistance to children and adolescents in order to alleviate their financial and emotional needs, assisting them directly or indirectly. Our mission is "To welcome and promote assistance to children and adolescents undergoing onco-hematological treatment, strengthening their families and contributing to a better quality of life."

The GACC-RN serves approximately 300 children from 152 municipalities in the state and their caregivers. The seat works as a great support for these families. Those assisted receive psychological, nutritional, social and pedagogical support, in addition to food, lodging, diapers, exams and complementary medicines and monthly basic food baskets.

In its statute, the GACC-RN aims to promote and develop educational, recreational and sociocultural activities, as well as to coordinate assistance support programs and projects, improvement of human resources and technical-scientific development.


What we do

The assistance offered by the GACC-RN concerns:

  1. Collaborate with early diagnosis and treatment information;

  2. Psychosocial assistance to children and caregivers in the different stages of treatment;

  3. Transfers to hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities.

  4. Obtaining medicines and complementary exams of low and medium complexity;

  5. Accommodation and meals for patients and families;

  6. Nutritional assistance for children and adolescents;

  7. Dental assistance to those assisted;

  8. Monthly donation of food baskets to families depending on the availability of products in the GACC-RN;

  9. Rescue of patients in cases of treatment dropout;

  10. Legal assistance, when possible, for children, adolescents and family members;

  11. Events that provide access to culture, local history and entertainment for the assisted children and their families;

  12. Funeral assistance in case of user's death;

  13. Promotion of campaigns focused on early diagnosis, bone marrow registration, encouragement of blood donation and other fronts that enable the inclusion of public policies in favor of the cure for childhood cancer.

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