LÖSEV Foundation for Children with Leukemia is a non-governmental (NGO) and a not-for-profit public benefit organization that has been providing support for more than 30.000 children with leukemia and cancer, adult cancer patients and their families since 1998.
LÖSEV provides complimentary treatment at LÖSANTE Children and Adult’s Hospital. Intensive treatment, accommodation and meals are completely free of charge for the patients and the accompanying mother.
LÖSANTE now provides service not only for children with leukemia but also to adult cancer patients. Moreover, it is also a multidisciplinary hospital; providing medical services in other disciplines from cardiology to psychiatry.
Education Centers for Children with Leukemia help children compensate for missing school terms due to the intensive treatment. LÖSEV Elementary School has opened its doors in 2008, where 150 students receive education under the curriculum of the Ministry of National Education.
Accommodation and employment for families, who have to migrate to reach treatment facilities is a vital problem. LÖSEV has established a Village for Children with Leukemia to ease this pressure.
LÖSEV gives priority to provide social and permanent services in all its activities; thus, has been carrying out Vocational Training Courses for leukemia and cancer survivors as well as the mothers of children with leukemia. The aim of this project is to provide those compulsory migrant mothers with employment opportunities through, an eligibility certificate at craftsmanship as well as providing them with gateway and relaxation opportunity.
LÖSEV has become an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social council of the United Nations in the year 2007.
With the purpose to raise awareness to the increasing cases along with the prevention of cancer, another event pioneered by LÖSEV for the first time throughout the world is, The International Week for Children with Leukemia. The Week is being celebrated for the past 17 years on the last week of May.
Today, we are a big family with hundreds of employees, ten thousands of cancer and leukemia patients and millions of volunteers.