Donation From TSamerawit and Ephrem

Ms. Samerawit Getachew and Mr. Ephrem Gebremedhin donated Birr 10,000(565 USD) on their big day to celebrate their wedding  held on January 14, 2012 at Addis Ababa Hilton, here in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“With much thought and consideration, we have chosen a special way to say Thank You for sharing our wedding day. We have made a donation in your honor, in the memory of all those we have lost to cancer and those fighting it to the name of charity Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society. We truly appreciate your being part of our special day”

Samrawit & Ephrem, extract from their thank you card distributed at their wedding party.


 Partial view of the wedding ceremony and above Wondu congratulating the couple.

The staffs at Mathiwos Wondu-YeEthiopia Cancer Society thank both for their generous support. Their support will help us to strengthen the ongoing project intended to improve the lives of cancer patients in general and pediatric cancer patients and families in particular.

We thank both for their commitment to the fight against cancer. We wish them a wonderful partnership and healthy and prosperous life together. We wish them all the best. We are very much encouraged by their support, for having them onboard and we would like to keep them as a member of our society. We look forward to working with them in the New Year on our efforts to decrease the suffering of cancer patients and increase their survival rate.

Cancer patients and their families face many challenges that may leave them feeling overwhelmed, afraid and lonely.  It is difficult to cope with these challenges or to talk even to the most supportive family members and friends. Often support groups like ours can help people affected by cancer to feel less desolate and this can improve their ability to deal with the uncertainties and challenges that cancer brings. In fact, attention to the emotional burden of cancer is sometimes part of a patient’s treatment plan.

Cancer is not a battle that one can fight and win in isolation and we look forward to the professional, moral and material support of willing individuals and organizations like yours in order to make a difference!