Dr. Armando Sardi Makes Presentation About International Outreach at Colombia Embassy in Washington, DC
Mercy’s Dr. Armando Sardi, Director, The Institute for Cancer Care, visited the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, DC in April 2016, presenting information about the work Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention (PFCCAP) has done along with its sister organization, Fundacion Para la Prevencion y el Tratamiento de Cancer, among others, helping thousands of patients in Dr. Sardi’s native Colombia.
Dr. Judith Salerno, President and Chief Executive Officer of Susan G. Komen®, was also among the presenters speaking about their work in the United States and in Latin America. The work of PFCCAP and its supporters has focused on training practitioners in cancer care both by teleconference and twice a year mission trips, donation of necessary equipment and the development of a patient navigation system.
In 2006, when he first returned to his native Cali, Colombia with 28 volunteers to provide medical services, Dr. Sardi could not imagine the journey he would begin. From its humble beginnings, Dr. Sardi's "Mission to Colombia" evolved into Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is now making a sustainable impact on health access in Cali.
To-date, PFCCAP has helped over 35,000 patients. Along with the Colombian branch of the organization - Fundacion Para la Prevencion y el Tratamiento de Cancer - and the continuous support of individual donors and from private and public organizations, PFCCAP will continue to bring care to those in need.
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