Founded in 2002, the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) treats children with cancer at no cost to their parents and with complete dependency on donations. CCCL has treated over 2,000 children with cancer and offered about 5,000 medical consultations to patients from all over Lebanon and the region, with an average cure rate of 80 percent. CCCL also spreads awareness and education about the disease and aims to ensure optimal methods for regional and global cancer control. Affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the United States, CCCL has direct access to the medical breakthroughs happening there every day. As a result, CCCL is a reference center for more than seventy-six centers from Lebanon and twenty-two countries in the Middle East and Eastern region.
A 2020 grant from the Cultures of Resistance Network supported CCCL’s emergency response efforts in the wake of the 2020 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.