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For Immediate Release
August 9, 2004

American Cancer Drugs Help Mexican Children
Fact of the Day

Impoverished Mexican children stricken with cancer are able to receive medical treatment at Casa de la Amistad. While they are undergoing treatment, their parents stay nearby in free accommodations. Recently, the American National Cancer Coalition donated to the center 620 kits of powerful cancer medication that will be used to treat 1,400 children. With a staff of 55 and over 165 volunteers, Casa de la Amistad accommodates 500 children and a parent on a rotating basis.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of State