On September 29, 2012, the Hope For Tomorrow team hosted a private benefit at a residence on Lake Barcroft in Falls Church, Virginia to raise funds for the construction of the Mai Tam Cancer Center. The by invitation only event attracted over 165 HOPE supports to the event. The entertainment program included performance from Pianist Van Hung Cuong, Tam Ca Ao Trang and Khanh Ly. The audience was moved to tears after hearing Dr. Hoang Tran's cancer survivor story. Dr. Hoang Tran is a core HOPE team member and have participate in previous dental/medical missions hosted by HOPE. The benefit raised over $56,000 for the construction of the Mai Tam Cancer Center.
MAI TAM CANCER CENTER PROJECT
In October 2009, the Hope For Tomorrow team in collaboration with other partners hosted a benefit to raise funds for the constructions of the Mai Tam Orphanage for children living with HIV/AIDS. December 2009, the residents moved into a brand new home that includes classrooms where the children receive daily tutoring and an infirmary where the residents receive medication. Additional facilities have been added such as a home for widowed mothers and their HIV/AIDS children and a workshop to teach life skills such as sewing.
Today, the Mai Tam Center and Hope For Tomorrow is initiating a campaign to raise funds for the construction of the Mai Tam Cancer Center. The center will serve the orphans and poor children who have cancer. The center will also provide temporary housing for relatives of the children who came to Saigon to seek treatments for their love ones. Most importantly, the center is a safe haven for cancer patients and their families to feel a sense of home and normalcy while struggling to fight cancer.
The construction of the Mai Tam Cancer Center has already broken grounds. However, the center still needs to raise capital to help finance the completion of the building project. The project is currently estimated at $215,000 ($175,000 for the physical building and $40,000 for furnishing and initial supply of medication / medical equipments).
Please consider being a sponsor for the project. The following levels are available:
1. Benefactor Builders
- $10,000 / per room
- $5,000 for half room
- $2,500 for quarter room
2. Sponsor Builders
- $1,000 / equipment & furnishings
3. Friend Builders
- $100 / brick to line the halls or garden
Hope for Tomorrow (HOPE) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing health-care, human services, and educational assistance to underprivileged communities. We work in collaboration with various groups and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to deliver humanitarian goods, services, and relief to impoverished regions. The team is comprised of professionals with a broad spectrum of experiences. The combined mission trips of our team span across North America, South America, South Africa, and South East Asia, bringing a variety of general and specialized disciplines to each region.