Established in 2005, Kids First Association is the brainchild of Mrs. Maya Litcher, the spouse of H.E Ambassador of Switzerland Thomas Litcher, following her encounter with Dr. Peter Noun, A Specialist in Children’s Hematology and Oncology and Head of the Lebanese Association for Hematology and Blood Transfer in Lebanon, as well the Head of the Pediatrics Unit in the Lebanese Geitawi Hospital. The Association was registered according to decision number 437/ED on July 14, 2006, published in the official gazette number 45 on September 21, 2006.
The main mission of Kids First Association is to help children suffering from cancer or blood disorders by providing them with the necessary medical assistance and covering the high cost of their medications, especially that the recovery from cancer diseases for children aged below 18 has exceeded 75%.
Kids First Association has joined the International Confederation of Childhood Cancer Parent Organizations (ICCCPO) four years ago, and is thus represented in a number of international seminars and campaigns to raise awareness and disseminate information about the early symptoms and warning signs of children’s cancer.
In addition, Kids First Association cooperates with a large number of associations specialized in children’s cancer and that provide care to sick children in a myriad of ways. Some of these associations include Tamanna, which makes sick children’s wishes come true; Omnya, which turns children’s dreams into reality; Toufoula, which transforms sick children’s rooms into dream ones, and MySchoolPulse, which ensures that children suffering from cancer receive the proper education.
The efforts exerted by the Association since it was founded are simply an endeavor to safeguard children from a long and grueling battle with disease and provide them with an opportunity to continue their lives and realize their dreams and ambitions.
It is worthy to note that the volunteers’ team, which gathers doctors, lawyers, mothers, young men and women, teachers, nurses, and students, represents the backbone of the Association. Without their diligent efforts and relentless drive, the dream would not have become a reality!
Meet Core Team Behind Us