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O fundacji

The Alivia Cancer Foundation was established in 2010 in Warsaw, Poland, to help cancer patients fight for their lives. The Foundation was set up by Bartosz Poliński, brother of Agata, who was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2007. At the time of the diagnosis, Agata was only 28 years old.

The Foundation promotes a modern approach to cancer and encourages patients to have an active attitude. The Foundation also organizes financial support for cancer patients in need – it fundraises and then covers expenses related to treatment, medicines, diagnostics and transport to medical centres - the costs which the national healthcare insurance refuses to pay for.

The Foundation has engaged patients in assessing oncological centres - we have gathered over 13,000 opinions and evaluations of doctors and medical centres through the Onko-Map programme.www.onkomapa.pl

Alivia has also been monitoring the length of queues to diagnostic tests, giving over 550 thousand patients a tool for finding the fastest available diagnostic examinations through the website www.kolejkoskop.pl i www.prostowraka.pl. The most important activity of the Foundation is the Piggy Bank Programme, which enables cancer patients to collect financial means. Alivia helps raise funds and then cover expenses of the treatment, medicines, diagnostics and transport to medical centres (the costs which the national healthcare insurance refuses to pay for). For more information visit www.alivia.org.pl.

Our mission

The foundation’s mission is to mobilize and empower cancer patients to be brave, active patients, seeking the best treatments, doctors and hospitals, the shortest queues for diagnostic tests and any other information that can improve their treatment outcomes and health.

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Our history

The Alivia Cancer Foundation was established in 2010. The Foundation was set up by Bartosz Poliński, brother of Agata, who was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer in 2007. At the time of the diagnosis, Agata was only 28 years old. For years the siblings were fighting with the disease in the reality of an unfavourable health care system. That experience not only made them aware of all the problems that patients encounter, but also taught them how to solve the difficult situations they faced.

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