Faraja – a sanctuary where all those on the cancer journey can find support in Nairobi

Posted on October 22nd, 2012
Categories: News

We want to raise awareness for a fantastic cancer support network in Nairobi, called Faraja.

Faraja is a sanctuary where all those on the cancer journey can find support by offering free complementary therapies including counselling, nutritional support, reiki, reflexology, yoga, a library and more.   Faraja’s motto is Help, Hope, Life, and was established by Shaira Adamali after she survived Breast Cancer.  Located in Cancer Care Kenya, on Shivachi Road, Faraja is a place to go when you need some extra support. Cancer is one of the scariest diagnoses, and yet it is becoming more and more common, and at last our politicians are acknowledging that it is a problem that needs to be addressed. In the meantime, Faraja is there to help: have a look at the website here.

Faraja Cancer Support aims to provide much more than free treatments and support to cancer patients; we want to raise awareness of cancer in Kenya, build the capacity of all those involved in the cancer field, and establish ourselves as a knowledge hub on cancer information. You can help out by:

  • Spreading the word – telling people about the work we do will help us get the support and recognition we need to reach out to those affected by cancer or working in cancer-related professions
  • Attend events at Faraja and let us know you are interested in our work
  • Donate what you can afford whenever you can afford it – even if for 1 to 3 hours per week
  • Join in with the Yogathon on Saturday, 3rd November from 10am to 4pm.  Some of Nairobi’s most talented and experienced Yogis are getting together to give you the most special unique event possible with all proceeds going towards Faraja Cancer Support Trust.